Nano-texture glass was first introduced on the Pro Display XDR, a product designed for professionals requiring one of the best displays in the industry. But it is now available on a consumer-level product – the new 27-inch iMac. Enabling Nano-texture glass to reach many more Mac users at a much more affordable price.
In this guide, you can learn more about the optional nano-texture glass finish. Including what it achieves, how it’s made, and products it is available with. And lastly, Australian pricing and where/how to buy.
Every glass display in an Apple product has an ‘industry-leading’ anti-reflective coating applied. Reducing the amount of glare and reflections the glass gives off. Some tasks, however, particularly professional video and photo editing are best done from a display with minimal reflections. To allow the content to really stand out with little distractions from the lighting environment around you.
Previously, Apple had offered matte finishes on certain products. Essentially an additional coating was added to the glass to scatter light. But those coatings lower contrast while producing unwanted haze and sparkle. To resolve these issues, Apple came up with a brand new finish called Nano-texture glass.
As the name suggests, nano-level structures are etched into the glass itself. Meaning there is no additional coating or layer applied to the glass. As light hits the nano-textured glass it scatters, resulting in a display that reduces glare to the barest minimum. All while maintaining image quality and contrast.
And because the texture is applied to the glass, the display behind the glass remains. Including everything, we love about Apple’s Retina Displays. From colour accuracy, viewing angle, True Tone, 4K to 6K resolutions, and more (features vary depending on the product).
Availability and Pricing
At the time of writing, two products can be configured with optional nano-texture glass. The Pro Display XDR and 27-inch iMac, both of which need to be configured at the time of purchase. And comes at an additional cost to the product itself.
In Australia, the price of nano-texture glass for a new 27-inch iMac is an additional A$750. And an additional A$1,500 for a new 32-inch Pro Display XDR with 6K Retina Display. The most affordable nano-textured glass iMac is A$3,549. While the Pro Display XDR with the same finish brings the total price to A$9,999.
Nano-texture for 27-inch iMac
Nano-texture for Pro Display XDR
Either product can be configured exclusively with Nano-texture glass (among other options and accessories) from Apple’s online store. All orders also include free, fast delivery and returns around Australia. Shipping times may extend with nano-texture glass, but remember, it can only be done at the time of order – the finish cannot be done after.