Yes, you can play high dynamic range (HDR) video on your iPhone XR. No, it’s not true HDR. What you’re actually seeing is simulated color without most of the visual enhancements and fidelity afforded by the superior OLED panels.
Apple should hold an event this month to unveil the latest iPad Pro models for 2018. The tablets are expected to come outfitted with a USB-C port that will be used to output 4K HDR video to external displays. An updated Smart Keyboard and third-party accessories will be handled by a new Magnetic Connector on the rear side.
Your iPhone has supported HDR imaging for almost a decade now. The new Smart HDR feature, afforded by the iPhone XS/Max/Xr series, is an always-on HDR mode shooting mode that takes advantage of the A12 Bionic chip and the improved camera sensors to take multiple images at different exposure levels and blend them together. The result is a single photograph with great contrast and a lot better detail in the bright and midtone areas.
High dynamic range video offers a broader range of color and luminance provided your device has an HDR-capable screen. iDownloadBlog invites you to peruse this handy tutorial with step-by-step instructions on watching YouTube’s HDR content on your Apple devices.
Coming later this month, Sony’s newly announced Xperia flagship is the world’s first phone capable of shooting HDR video in crisp 4K resolution, offering deeper blacks, high contrast and extended white range.