On this Apple support article, it seems to say that the MacBook Pro introduced in 2018 or 2019 supports HDR on its built-in display. However, for what I understand, MacBook screens are not bright enough to support HDR. I also have not seen any HDR settings on my 2020 MacBook Pro, nor is HDR touted in Apple's computer specs.

Do MacBook screens support HDR?

  • No. See this answer: apple.stackexchange.com/a/318002/119271. It’s technically correct (though someone didn’t like it). Basically, if it doesn’t say HDR, it’s not HDR. – Allan May 31 at 6:13
  • Hmm, still a bit confused here. From what I understand, the newer Macs (2018+) can drive displays with HDR. And it's still unclear to me if the internal display of these Macs have HDR? The Apple support article linked seems to say that it is capable – Skeleton Bow May 31 at 6:15
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    “Seems to say” is the operative language here. They are dancing around it and getting you to believe it supports it. HDR is not trademarked so, why obfuscate it? It doesn’t meet the Rec 2020 spec which defines HDR, so they can’t say that it supports it. – Allan May 31 at 6:19
  • @Allan I see, so it kind of does but not up to the official spec. Honestly, this could be an answer to my question (unless you want me to post to skeptics) – Skeleton Bow May 31 at 6:45
  • Exactly. “It kinda does” but they prefer their customers to reference everything as “Retina.” – Allan May 31 at 7:05

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