Sadly, I’m not familiar with screen technology at all, so I find all of this very confusing. Can someone please clue me in?
micro-LED won’t hit iPads/macs until 2030, so to me it’s not relevant - I don’t get excited about tech that’s 10 years out, sorry. OLED is great except it burns in and doesn’t last very long. Mini-LED is trash, but might make it into Apple products over the next couple of year... although I don’t get why I should be excited, since apparently it’s trash supposedly. Did I get it right?
But honestly? I find today’s iPad Pro and Mac screens quite adequate for my needs, so I wonder if I need to concern myself overmuch with all this screen hullabaloo. Maybe that makes me a square who is not with it?
Can someone please shed some light on this for dummies like me? Thanks!
OLED and microLED are emissive technologies, the LED directly emits the light.
Classical LED and minLED are transmissive technologies, the LED acts as a color filter in from of a backlight. The microLED is the backlight which can then be selectively varied, i.e. less backlights on dark parts of the display.
I terms of dynamic range and brightness emissive technologies are inherently better. microLED tries to achieve some of the same benefits with a transmissive approach.