LOL wheres the OLED????

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  1. -BigMac- macrumors 68000

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    um.

    Who else is not buying the iPad Pro because it is still LED?

    For that price it should be OLED... cmon
     
  2. goobot macrumors 603

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    I could only image what price they would be if they were.
     
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    Mmm a 4k 55” oled tv is around the same price
     
  4. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    120 refresh rate OLED panel would have had an even higher premium.

    Now the increase in the accessories is ridiculous. Seriously they didn’t add much to them. Actually they added zero tech to them. They just put some AirPod tech in the pencil, that’s it. The keyboard has a little more material, but they stopped making the sleeve that no one had interest in. So I guess we’re paying for that.
     
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    I might try out the Galaxy Tab S4. Samsung's OLEDs are really nice. Comes with a pen... Hmm.

    I was going to grab one of these iPads but a starting price of $799 and having to buy a new pencil is a turnoff.
     
  6. gadgetfreaky macrumors 65816

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    maybe next fall but my guess is they skip OLED all together next year and in 2020 go for microled.
     
  7. macduke macrumors G4

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    From what I can tell, OLED will still be too expensive in 12-18 months. mLED is still a ways off and not even shipping in any phones. So the iPad will probably be LCD for at least one, and possibly two more generations of they’re on an 18 month cycle now, or three generations if yearly.
     
  8. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    LOL Way too expensive and not enough production capacity.
     
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    I think youre right;)
     
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    Wait to see an LED screen? Been looking at iPad LED screens for years..:rolleyes:
     
  12. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

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    Yea man the screen hasnt changed since 2007.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think OLED would only increase the price, and I’m not sure Apple even has the necessary OLED manufacturers for the two sizes they would require for 11 inch and 12.9 inch iPad.

    That said, others might appreciate OLED, but I’m thinking average consumer really see’s face ID, and of course the reduced bezels with the elimination of the home button.
     
  14. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    its an LCD screen. the led's are just the backlight.
    Are you okay with a 300$ premium for an oled model?
    64 gig 11" iPad Pro starting at 1100$...
     
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    tbh if it was justified and a reasonable improvement, i would be ok with it
     
  16. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Don't need it personally, there LCD's have always been the best and I am happy with how the screen looked on my 10.5. I am sure the 11 inch will be even better.
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    LOL! OLED would have added another $200 to the Pro, if not more. It is all gimme, gimme, gimme but do not charge more!

    I have no problems with the LCD screen, they have been very nice.
     
  18. brock2621 macrumors 6502a

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    OLED for the iPhone X was rumored to be over $100 at Apples cost. If they put that on a 13 in screen it would make the iPad like $3000.
     
  19. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    but would the rest of the world be? Im sure apple thought about it cost wise and realize people will be spending 700$ more than 1100 starting price. Im sure they know how to price these things so more people buy them...
     
  20. brock2621 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed
     
  21. plexdk macrumors 6502

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    Well samsungs new tv's are almost performing as well as the oleds - if apple is in the same class, i think you'll be fine with with apple's super optimized lcd screens.
     
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    There is still a huge jump in image quality compared from any lcd to oled especially in tv's. The only tvs that can compete are super expensive full array tv's. The backlight in phones and iPads wont ever get full array style backlights its too thick.
     
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    Havent the Lumia phones had OLEDs for years? they cost less than iPhones..
     
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    Do they curve the display under to create that edge look with no chin? Apples oleds cost a lot to make and to replace. 300$ to replace an X and 320$ for an xmax. I cant see a screen for an iPad costing under 500$ if it ever broke.
    You think thats worth it?
     
  25. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    It has to be the price holding them back. Obviously they can do it. However, I’m sure they decided way back when to focus on other improvements like adding Face ID, less bezel, more computing power etc.


    Can’t have it all at once.
     

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