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The iPad Pro And The Death Of A Metaphor

It’s refreshing the screen 30 times per second (30hz) when it’s static and you’re not touching it. That’s half of the standard 60hz that you’ll see on other iPads. Every 4 milliseconds, it polls for screen or touch activity. If it sees any, it transitions back to 60hz and animates fluidly. It’s a clever trick, and it pays off.

I wish all of my devices could do that. Usually I'm only reading or modifying text, so I really don't need the 60hz. Once something animates it can switch back and I could have the best of both worlds – minimize power consumption and smooth renderings.

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