Retinal Neuroscientist Bryan Jones analyzes the new iPhone 5 display to see what it is that has changed to make the screen seem so much more vibrant.
I won’t spoil it for you, so go check it out, but one neat thing that he noticed:
It turns out that the pixels in the iPhone 5 are precisely the same size as the iPhone 4 pixels, but the iPhone 5 pixels have better color saturation with more contrast, seen particularly in the blue pixels.
I mentioned the other day in my review of the iPhone 5 that the increased saturation and contrast was especially noticeable in the blue icons, a color that seems to be incredibly popular with designers these days. Glad to see that I wasn’t going crazy.
(via Daring Fireball)