The Pro Display XDR is not a cheap monitor. But, with that price tag comes notable benefits. And in an effort to make sure the display offers the best viewing experience, Apple is helping with that.
Today, Apple released a firmware update for the Pro Display XDR, bumping up its firmware version to 4.2.30. The small bit of the new firmware update is that it offers some “minor stability improvements”. Nothing too specific there, which isn’t surprising. However, the primary new addition is the inclusion of a calibration tool.
According to Apple, this firmware update now adds an “in-field recalibration tool of the display”, which utilizes the Pro Display XDR Calibrator. Apple adds:
Enables specific color workflows that may require custom calibration by an in-house spectroradiometer.
Resource: Apple’s how-to on calibrating and measuring the Pro Display XDR
As noted by Apple, every Pro Display XDR is calibrated right from the start to offer the best color accuracy. However, the display also offers various calibration presets as well. But, if an owner needs further calibration, that’s an option now as well.
Every Pro Display XDR undergoes a state-of-the-art factory display calibration process on the assembly line to ensure the accuracy of the P3 wide color panel and the individual backlight LEDs. In addition, the factory calibration process enables sophisticated built-in algorithms to accurately reproduce a variety of color spaces used by media workflows today, including sRGB, BT.601, BT.709, and even P3-ST.2084 (HDR).
The factory display calibration process lets Pro Display XDR users enjoy an exceptional viewing experience right out of the box. If your workflow requires custom calibration, you can fine-tune the calibration of your Pro Display XDR, or recalibrate it for a workflow tuned to a third-party spectroradiometer.
Apple also offers a test pattern profile for Pro Display XDR owners to use if they wish.
The new firmware for the Pro Display XDR is available now.