During development of DNG Capture support, feedback we got was that the raw images we captured looked surprisingly noisey. Even though noise is something experienced users may know to expect, especially with the sensor size in iOS devices, the choice was made to apply a profile to make raw images look better. The goal wasn't to apply a look or certain style to one's images, but rather to get DNGs to look good by default, similar to what is output automatically with JPG capture. As you saw, a DNG image can be reverted to its true original form to make exactly the edits you desire.
We appreciate your feedback and welcome any additional thoughts or questions you may have!
Charlie, that makes sense. Thanks so much for your response...
Hi - is this profile automatically applied to any DNG / raw file synced with LR Mobile? I have found that images imported to LR Desktop that are then synced with LR Mobile will have an adjustment made to them (although I am unsure what adjustments are made).
I know this because I see the following in the history panel of the Develop module:
From LR Mobile
I can confirm that I have made no adjustments to these photos in either LR Mobile or Desktop.
Running LR CC 2015.12 on macOS Sierra 10.12.6
LR Mobile v.2.8.1 F448C7 on iOS 10.3.3