Disappointed by the new Pro displays

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ryand123, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Ryand123 macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Okay, it's nice they went from 10.5 inches to 11. But still an LCD.....er, excuse me.....still a Liquid Retina screen.

    Also STILL 264 ppi. Revolutionary in 2012......ancient in 2018.

    I'm probably sticking with my 10.5 inch Pro. Or getting a Galaxy Tab S4---10.5 inch, OLED, 288 ppi.
  2. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    Same displays as prior ipad pros sucks...the galaxy tab s4 has a much better display...based on my experience
  3. Tom_Aatje macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2018
    It's a non-issue imo. If you're doing anything creative on it (like photoprocessing with Affinity Photo) you'll be better off with the LCD anyway.
  4. WAM2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2011
    United States
    I'll take the 120hz ProMotion over OLED on the Galaxy anyday
  5. Ryand123 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Different strokes. I find the 120hz underwhelming. But the OLED on my iPhone Max is amazing.
  6. WAM2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2011
    United States
    120hz is very important for a good drawing experience, and LCD has WAY better color accuracy than OLED on everything other than pure black, also important for photo/video editing.
  7. mdlooker macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2011
    Okay, inexperienced and a novice here... When doing regular stuff like movies, which seems 4K from the itunes will be a nogo, internet browsing, face time, and other normal-user stuff... is there a significant detriment/lack-of user experience?
  8. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Yeah, this was the biggest downer for me.
    How about the magic metalurgist dude making a new never before seen Aluminum product, throw some time at making an affordable OLED screen that can be used on iPads.
    It is what is keeping this from being a game changer.
    It's a Pro product, right?
  9. dazz87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2007
    And if OLED was on this year Ipad Pro then people will be bitching about how much it cost.
  10. Ryand123 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Significant is subjective. But OLED would definitely be better for movies than an IPS screen due to its vastly superior contrast. Same thing with reading E-books. OLED has inkier blacks for print and also doesn't emit as much blue light as LCD--so likely less eyestrain. Also in the print world 300ppi is considered the minimum for books--and it's what most modern E readers are--so at least getting closer to 300ppi would be beneficial.
  11. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Doing that anyway.
  12. iSunrise macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2012
    Not a single mention of Dolby Vision or HDR anywhere with the new iPad Pros. Is this a joke Apple?

    Will definitely skip this one.
  13. Johnny365 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2015
    Would have preferred they finally up the "up to 10 hour battery life" since the first iPad, right? With technological improvements, we should have at least 12-15 at this point.
  14. Darkashnet macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2010
    The iPhone XS Max has ruined my 10.5 Pro display. It's not that it's not OLED, the screen looks almost blurry at that PPI to me now. I envy those who still think it's okay! As I noticed no PPI increase in the new iPad Pro displays, that just makes it a complete pass for me (the prices don't help, either).
  15. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    I think it is Amazing
    120Hz ProMotion
    New Wide Color Gamut
    Apple pencil support

    Keeping the same resolution is a advantage because it will make the A12X a beast fast.

    Next years model mark my works will bring a OLED Display. And an extra $200 cost.
  16. AlexJoda macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2015
    Looks like there was a bigger jump from the 1. gen iPP to the 2. gen as it brought Wide Color, True Tone and ProMotion. This time they only cut the corners (which is really bad for my remote work with Windows VMs) from the same old LCD display....
  17. Ryand123 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Ditto. I used to think my Pro looked good until I got my Max. I think it's the combination of OLED and pixel density which makes the Pro look blurry and dull by comparison.
  18. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2015
    Placing the Tab S4 next to my Pro 10.5” in a dark room was so insanely shocking I’ve never been able to watch videos the same way on my iPad. I’m always looking at the backlight.

    Using a XS Max has made the Tab S4’s text look blurry. 1st world problems! But can y’all just imagine a 500 PPI OLED iPad Pro? Holy freak that would be sick!
  19. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    They keep the battery life intentionally vague so when they make devices thinner they can still say "all day" battery life.

    I've seen a progressive decrease in battery life going from iPad 4 -> iPad Air -> iPad Air 2/Pro 9.7.

    Thus far, best battery life I've seen with my usage is iPad 4 and iPad 5th gen (2017, 9.7"). Probably the iPad 6th gen, too, but we don't have one of those in our household.
  20. AlexJoda macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2015
    Think I save the €2500 (for a full blown 12.9 iPP with all accessories) for the next generation with OLED or micro LED....
  21. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    iPad Pro is meant as a productivity device first. That means Apple's first consideration is to maximize viewing angle, brightness for outdoor viewing, and minimize color shift at off angles. That rules out OLED.
  22. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    I'm on MobileRead and honestly, lots of folks don't care about ppi. Quite a lot are pefectly happy with basic Kindle (167ppi) or PW2 (212ppi).
  23. augustya macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    Same here ! I would prefer OLED Display over 120 Hz.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 30, 2018 ---
    Do are you saying watching videos is better on an iPad than in a Tab S4 ?
  24. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2015
    1000X better on the Tab S4. It made my Pro look horrible in comparison. It’s the same story with the XS/XS Max against any LCD phone in a dark room. But I took the Tab S4 back in the end.
  25. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    The iPad pros displays look fantastic. I don’t know what your taking about, and the 120mhz is soo smooth. Sorry but there is no competition for Apple as far as tablets go. Android tablets are garbage.

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