Do you wish your new iPad Pro had an OLED display?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bubbagumpshrimp, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. bubbagumpshrimp macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2008
    As an owner of an iPhone XS and LG OLED tv, I’m worried that the new iPad LCD displays will be disappointing. Those of you that have the new iPad, how would you rate the display?
  2. aiyaaabatt macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2013
    If I had to choose between 60hz OLED or 120hz LCD, I’d choose LCD every time. However, if I could have a 120hz OLED...
  3. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    If the iPad uses an OLED screen we will not have 120Hz ProMotion and it will be a major feature regression.
  4. thecore762 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2014
    Well some folks on these boards have to justify their purchase... when apply comes out with an OLED display they will trash talk about LCD displays lol.
    I’m happy with my 10.5” iPad. I’ll hold on to it until I see something worth upgrading to. ATM the current gen iPad is just a bigger screen, it seems battery life and display quality hasn’t improved. ProMotion is still there. So nothing new other than faceid
  5. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Apple’s LCDs are best in class and no native dark mode so
  6. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Yes, I wish it did. Have iPhone XS Max and an LG OLED as well. That being said, I think the iPad display is fantastic, biggest difference to me is the deep blacks.
  7. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2013
    Nah. No way. OLED on an iPad wouldn’t get the 120 hz promotion. So no. It’d be a step backwards. Plus it’d be even more expensive. So again no. From what i’ve read, Apple wants to skip OLED for iPads and use microLED, which would enable promotion & significantly increase battery life. But microLED won’t be ready until 2020 or later. So I am completely happy with the current iPad Pros and their liquid retina LCD displays.
  8. thecore762 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2014
    Dark mode would be nice, but it would exploit how horrible lcd is with dark backgrounds compared to OLEDs.
  9. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    I don't miss the OLED while I'm using my iPad, but I do appreciate it on my phone. The LCD on these iPads is just so good that when I'm using it I honestly don't even think about how I wish it were better.
  10. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
  11. WhiteHawk macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2008
    Why is everyone saying you wouldn’t get 120Hz with an OLED display when current OLED TV’s are capable of 120Hz with apps??

    As for OLED on iPad, absolutely as the black levels on these new iPads are awful, this is the one thing that’s really annoying me, definitely worse then the 12.9 inch 2015 model I bought before.
  12. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2011

    I also own the XS and an LG OLED. Love ‘em both. But ProMotion is pretty nice. And I think Apple could improve the viewing angles on their OLED displays. Bigger color shift vs. LED.
  13. steffanlv macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2018
    I've compared the new 12.9 I just purchased next to both an iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 S. It's actually rather shocking how good the new display is on the iPad Pro. It's as close as you can get to an OLED.
  14. VMMan macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    I was happy with my monochrome black and white display on my 1986 Macintosh SE.

    No joke, but I’m still thrilled that there are more than 4 bits of color (16 colors or grayscale) on any computer I own.
  15. Mr.Blacky macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2016
  16. LostAggie macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2011
    OLED is not a great technology and will go the way of plasma. The PWM is also a big concern in bigger displays. I found the iPhone X’s Max display downright bad. Much prefer the Xr Liquid Retina..

    If Apple were to change to OLED only on iPad, I wouldn’t buy!
  17. DeanLubaki macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2014
    What? Since when does OLED mean you can't have 120 Hz?
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    OLED for the iPad is _not_ the future, Micro- LED is. Apple will continue to use LCD displays until Micro-Led is ready, which I’m thinking somewhere in the next two-ish years we should see it debut somewhere. The benefits being it requires much less power draw, which results in increased battery life, it’s significantly brighter over OLED and offers a higher resolution over OLED.
  19. tarsins macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2009
    Having both the XSMax and iPadPro I definitely prefer the display on the iPad. It’s a gorgeous display and the Promotion makes it very crisp compared the the XS, especially when scrolling.
  20. Marzel macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2018
    Actually I have no issues with the iPad display apart from the dramatic drops in brightness when viewing at an angle. Overall, the display is impressive.
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have to say that I find nothing wrong with my iPad 11 screen. It is quite nice.
  22. tromboneaholic Suspended


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
    So you want the iPad Pros to cost more? Even if there was an OLED option, I would have personaly chosen the LCD screen for my needs.
  23. joscejrod macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2015
    What do you prefer? Poor contrast or bad viewing angles of ipad pro? Please, iphone xs max screen is way better than ipad pro screen
  24. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I think the 12.9 display is ok. It doesn’t blow me away or wow me that’s for sure .
  25. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    And OLED. 11” or 12.9” screens from Apple would cost $2K+ for the starting price

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