3.5 inch OLED touchscreen introduced...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by thermal, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. thermal macrumors regular

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  2. gatepc macrumors 6502

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    I would absolutely love to see an OLED screen on a iPod Touch I would even pay extra for one.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    I have a touch screen camera, but it's not OLED, and I'm assuming that's a capacitive screen on the Nikon?
     
  4. atwell macrumors newbie

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    I would much rather have this technology in a smart-phone.
     
  5. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    We've known they existed for awhile, the Zune HD uses one.
     
  6. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    The 3.5" dimension is the key bit of info. Several players (Cowon S9, iriver SPINN) including the Zune HD are using 3.3" 480 x 272 OLED touchscreens already. The Sony Walkman is using a 3" OLED screen. They all look small in relationship to the iPod Touch 3.5" screen at 480 x 360 (I think) as that extra .2" make a big difference. It helps that the Touch has a different screen length/width ratio as well.
     
  7. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I did not know that thanks. So Im hoping the new Touch has an OLED screen.
     
  8. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    Is it true that OLED screens only have a lifespan of 5 years?
     
  9. thermal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Blue OLED's have a lifespan of about 14,000 hours (5 years at 8 hours a day). They're working on this, but for relatively short-lifespan electronics (cell phones, digital cameras etc) 5 years of constant use is plenty. I know I'll probably replace my gadget by then.
     
  10. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    8 hours of use a day is pretty absorbent. It would be hard for me to have the screen on for that long every day for 5 years. I would probably suggestion it would take longer for the average consumer to use through that lifespan... and you are right, most people will have upgraded by then anyways.
     

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