Viewing Outdoors

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    Nice weather is coming and can't wait to sit out on my deck. How clear is the iPad screen outdoors?
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    Depends on your sitting angle and the angle of the iPad. I have never had much issue
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    I am from a very sunny country (Israel) - The iPAD is not that good out in the sun. The screen is very dark.
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    Outdoors isn't really a problem as long as you are not in direct sunlight... and you shouldn't be in direct sunlight anyway! I used to sit out on my back porch all the time (before winter hit) with my iPad reading and surfing.

    And remember what your mother told you when you go outside, "Wear a hat!"
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    I live in North Carolina with lots of sunny weather. I never sit out in the direct sun to read but almost every day in the summer used my Ipad in the shade beside the pool or on our porch.
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    Normally, when I'm unable to see the screen, I just increase the screen brightness and change the viewing angle. It seems to be effective enough, so outdoor viewing isn't really a problem for me.

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    Thanks everyone!
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    Haha, glad to be of help! So how are you finding it's performance when outdoors?

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    Oh geez. I cannot see anything outside. Have to brightness turned up as far as I can and just faintly see something but can't make it out. I am so disappointed. I put a matte sheet on the screen but it didn't help.
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    I don't know. It's rained 29 out of 31 days in March and we haven't seen the yellow ball in the sky for 6-7 months. Oregon resident :(
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    Its hard to see the screen if it's really sunny out. It's kind of like having the brightness all the way down inside.
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    If you can't see it in the sun just sell it I'm sure some one will take it off your hands
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    The biggest problem I have in sunlight is if the screen is dirty.


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    Would using an iPad case with an opaque cover help? Because my current apple case has one and it seems pretty effective, though it's a hassle holding both the case and the iPad at the same time in landscape mode.

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    Thanks for sharing.
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    Was in Sunny croatia, the only Way i could use my iPad was with a towel over my Head! :))
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    Since the screen is polarized in when it is held vertically, turn it sideways, wear polarized sunglasses to reduce glare and it should be much better. It worked for me, anyway, once I noticed the screen was polarized. Once sideways, the direction of the light being emitted should be the same as your polarized glasses and 90 degrees from the reflected sunlight. I thought Apple was very clever with this particular feature and was surprised it did not make it to better attention sooner.
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    Do polarized sunglasses really help? Is it a joke? :)
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    No.

    If it is, it's not a very good one.

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