A number of iPad 2 users are reporting color gamma issues during video playback. Based on the user observations in an Apple Support Communities discussion as well as on the iLounge Forums, the problem is apparent across apps and different video formats, manifests itself as an extreme loss in contrast, and is even more noticeable when the device is connected to a larger display via Apple’s Digital AV Adapter, an issue that was noted in our review. The users do report that changing the orientation of the device appears to fix the issue for a brief moment, but no permanent solution has yet been found; it is likely that the issue can be fixed via an iOS software update.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.