1. braj's Avatar
    My Treo is usable in direct sunlight but then you can see the grid dots for the digi. But it is definitely usable, no problem. What is the iPhone screen like in direct sunlight?
    07-11-2007 11:33 AM
  2. cmaier's Avatar
    I find it far better than my treo. Very bright. A little washed out sometimes, but definitely always readable.
    07-11-2007 12:44 PM
  3. marcol's Avatar
    Capacitive screens (like on the iPhone) should be better than resistive screens (like on the Treo) because they don't have the plastic, deformable outer layer and so avoid the internal reflection that this causes.

    These are worth reading if you're interested:

    http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question716.htm
    http://www.vartechsystems.com/produc...technology.asp
    07-11-2007 01:48 PM
  4. braj's Avatar
    So no little digitizer grid then? If so that's nice
    07-11-2007 02:21 PM
  5. cmaier's Avatar
    No. Very high contrast, very sharp text - almost like text on paper.
    07-11-2007 02:31 PM
  6. bcaslis#IM's Avatar
    Excellent in sunlight, best LCD I've ever seen outside.
    07-11-2007 02:49 PM
  7. oalvarez's Avatar
    the visible screen experience is like no other (handheld). nice job, Apple!
    07-11-2007 11:41 PM
  8. MacUser's Avatar
    Agreed. Excellent screen in daylight. The only time I have an issue is when I play a movie that has very dark backgrounds, like Batman Returns, in direct sunlight. At all other times, the screen is excellent.
    07-12-2007 08:56 AM
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