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    Possible False Advertising

    by andysmith7 ·

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    Please explain how Apple can advertise “one Billion Colours” The calculation to define the maximum number of colours available is RGB, each has 256 levels, therefore the maximum number of colours is R 256xG 256xB 265, this gives a maximum total of
    16 777 216 Million Colours, no more, no less.

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    • #3951342

      Really??

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Possible False Advertising

      Picking on Apple over an issue like this seems silly. Are you going to start a class action suit over this? Funny, but this is the first and only time that I have ever heard such a complaint. Good luck with that one. Have a good day.

    • #3951348

      Re: colours

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Possible False Advertising

      8-bits colours are 16 million indeed. However, 8 is just a number. Read https://www.livescience.com/59512-apple-imac-can-display-1-billion-colors.html about what happens if your hardware supports 10 bits per colour.

      Of course, it’s doubtful if the average human eye can see the difference between, say, 567-341-489 and 567-342-489. But it *are* different colours.

    • #3951393

      For the new Apple units with 30 bit color.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Possible False Advertising

      Seems to fine. You could debate if you can see the difference from a 1 bit change.

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