The new MacBook Pro model features True Tone technology, similar to the most recent iPhone and iPad Pro models. The technology allows the device to immediately adjust the white balance of the display in response to the colour temperature of the surrounding environment, to provide a more natural viewing experience, whilst also reducing eye strain.
Apple has indicated that the MacBook Pro incorporates a multi-channel ambient light sensor, located next to the FaceTime HD camera, capable of measuring brightness in addition to colour temperature, although the display must be open to ensure functionality.
Previous MacBook Pro models are unlikely to be able to use such software as their ambient light sensors can only analyse brightness, not colour temperature. Available on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, 9.7 inch and 10.5 inch iPad Pro and the 12.9 inch iPad Pro, True Tone reportedly requires either an LG Ultrafine 4K, LG Ultrafine 5K or Thunderbolt display.