Apple patent deals with luminescence shock
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Apple has been awarded a patent by the USPTO in regard to luminescence shock caused by turning on a bright display in a dark environment. The Cupertino-based company wants to address this issue of being temporarily blinded by a smart device through the use of a “luminescence shock avoidance algorithm”. The abstract for the patent goes into further detail of how it could work:
The algorithm receives the state of the display (e.g. on or in standby mode), and can optionally receive an ambient lighting value from an ambient light sensor and a user-selectable manual brightness adjustment setting to determine whether luminescence shock avoidance should even be triggered, and if it is triggered, how much should the brightness level of the display be limited.
Naturally, devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch could all benefit from this technology. Who hasn’t been suddenly blinded by turning on a too-bright smartphone when the desire for a night-time session of Fortnite becomes too strong to fight against? Unfortunately, just because the patent has been filed and published does not necessarily mean the technology will ever be developed or implemented.
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