15" OLED Panel from LG Headed for Apple Notebook This Summer?

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SmartHouse reports that LG is preparing to release a 15" display panel based on OLED technology, with the first appearance of the panel to be in a "brand new Apple notebook" in June.
A senior executive at LG Display who has been closely involved in the development of display technology for Apple said "The early models will be double, if not triple, the price of an LCD panel however, over time they will fall".

The new 15" LG OLED display panel is tipped to be shown for the first time in a brand new Apple notebook in June and later in the year it will appear as a standalone TV/monitor.
Notably, Apple and LG recently signed a five-year agreement for display panels, signifying a strengthened relationship between the two companies.

SmartHouse has previously been a source for Apple rumors regarding both OLED display panels and tablet Macs, claims which have either not yet panned out or been met with some skepticism due to their sweeping nature.

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JoeG4

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It's about time Apple got off its collective butt and shoved something other than a crappy TN panel in their laptops.
 

Pugpuppydude

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:) This would be one freakin awesome computer! I'm sure the price will reserve it for the pros, but still, OLED is finally coming! Maybe
 

Foxglove9

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While I like that Apple is embracing new technology and coming out with great new products. The last thing I want to hear right now is their prices going up even more.
 

srl7741

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Price

I can envision it however the cost will still be a concern. Currently they are out of this world (price).
 

zombitronic

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While I like that Apple is embracing new technology and coming out with great new products. The last thing I want to hear right now is their prices going up even more.
If the form factor that these OLED displays would be implemented into stays the same, then they might just be offered as a high-end option, much like a SSD.

But because of that price jump I see it being more beneficial to Apple to include these in a completely new form factor. Although it would be desirable to have these in a notebook my guess would be that many consumers would opt-out of this option. If you included this in a new form factor, however, I could see the sales being higher. New technology is always costly. A lot of people are willing to pay a premium just to get their hands on it. If you can't afford or are unwilling to pay a premium, you'll just have to wait for the second version.
 

dogcowx

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Engineering "cool" over "long life"?

I know Toshiba and Panasonic have managed to allegedly extend the life of OLED displays beyond traditional LCD, but I have not heard of similar achievements from LG. Let's hope there's some patent-licensing going on here.

I would prefer to not pay a premium for an cool OLED display used in a new and exiting way only to find that it has a substandard life expectancy compared to the older tech.
 

ipoppy

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I know Toshiba and Panasonic have managed to allegedly extend the life of OLED displays beyond traditional LCD, but I have not heard of similar achievements from LG. Let's hope there's some patent-licensing going on here.

I would prefer to not pay a premium for an cool OLED display used in a new and exiting way only to find that it has a substandard life expectancy compared to the older tech.
I see that much more implemented into June/July iPhones rather than any tablets or laptops.
 

zombitronic

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Yep- that's all apple products need- a price hike.

OLED + SSD + Nahelem = about three years salary.
I understand everyone's reluctance about price hikes in regards to new technology. I'm in the same boat and I probably wouldn't be able to dish out whatever the cost of an Apple OLED device would be, either. But would you really rather have Apple stifle its innovation because you can't afford it?
 

dmmcintyre3

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Do OLED screens flicker? I think they do because in a video I saw of the optimus maximus the keys were filckering.
 

adamgalas

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brighter screen for the touch?

Here's hoping the touch will soon get an OLED screen. The current brightness is woefully underpowered in any kind of sunlight.
 

pdxflint

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...would you really rather have Apple stifle its innovation because you can't afford it?
They can innovate all they want... as long as they don't make or release any product more expensive than the white plastic old school macbook I can actually afford to buy at the moment. Which means, it really makes me mad that they sell those goldurned Mac Pro whachathingies with all their silly technology - I don't see the point of it. Now that I think about it, I never did see the point of anything Apple ever did...

:D:D:D ;)
 
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