Next iPad Pro w/OLED?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by unibility, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. unibility macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2012
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    LOL! No it will not be OLED.

    It would triple the cost of the device if you can find someone to even make it.
  3. LS3 POWER macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    0% chance of it being OLED. Would be more expensive than a Mac Book.
  4. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    A 11" OLED display custom
    That would be a $250 Price just for that alone.
    No thanks I'll take Apple's IPS 120Hz ProMotion HDR display.
  5. hotwingsandbeers Suspended

    Oct 9, 2018
    As much as I'd like to jump on the bandwagon that falsely believes affordable OLED tablets don't exist, Samsung recently released the Tab S4 with a 10.5 inch OLED screen for $649. So it is possible.

    However, this is an instance of Apple doesn't need to, so they won't, due to a) profits and b) their market position with the iPad.
  6. loveandhavefun macrumors member


    Mar 7, 2014
    The new samsung Tab S4 and earlier models have OLED screens. Really nice
  7. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Surprise! The iPhone XS Max is already more expensive than a MacBook.
  8. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    I really hope not. OLED has a characteristic color shift at even shallow viewing angles. It's already a minor annoyance on my relatively tiny Max screen; I can't imagine using an iPad Pro with that issue. Furthermore, it seems like mobile 120 Hz OLED screens aren't possible at a reasonable price point.

    I'll give up deeper blacks for better viewing angles / no color shift and 120 Hz any day.
  9. Kal-037, Oct 10, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018

    Kal-037 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    Why does everybody keep posting about OLED iPads and how they will grab it when it's announced this year or next. OLED is no bueno on a tablet (and especially if one likes the 120hz refresh rate the iPad Pros have, which if OLED is put on them I doubt Apple will be able to keep the 120Hz refresh on such a small OLED screen right now.) I really like the 120Hz... much more than the contrast and colors of my Xs. OLED is NOT worth it because it has that bloody ridiculous thing called burn in/image retention, (thats not good doctor Jones.) *Think about when you are typing notes or sketching and the entire screen except the little words or lines you're drawing are left there for hours, that will become: image retention and then broken display.
    Micro LED is what all of you should be asking for, it's far superior to OLED in essentially every way, and the best part is a year or two after it debuts... it will be much cheaper to make, it will get the same brightness, same blacks, and vivid colors without image retention or burn in.

  10. largefarrva macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2012
    These are the reasons why I have zero interest in OLED on an iPad.
  11. Whoakapi macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2010
    I think people should start to call it "OLED wear" instead of burn-in or image retention. What essentially is happening is that the OLEDs are worn down.
  12. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011

    Where are you getting the "Micro LED is cheaper to make" from? At the moment it is not considered commercially viable although the hope is it will be in the next 2 or 3 years and be able to compete with OLED pricing. There are still a number of issues to be resolved before they can scale the tech down for normal TV sizes let alone tablets.
  13. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    What do you base this on? Actual numbers or guesswork?
  14. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    It won't have OLED. It will have PLED, which is one better.
  15. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  16. Kal-037 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    My mistake, right now and in the coming years it will be more expensive, (with R&D it will be more expensive when released to recoup those costs,) but since it isn't an organic compound and can be manufactured instead, so once it's more widely will inevitably be cheaper to produce than OLED.

  17. kirkj1s macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2018

    Totally wrong here. Enough said sorry.
  18. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    I would like one that shows less fingerprints
  19. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    Absolutely agree. The fewer the better.
  20. Jensend macrumors regular

    Dec 19, 2008
    Apple doesn’t have an IPS 120Hz ProMotion HDR display.
    They have a wide enough color gamut for HDR, but their contrast ratio is much too low to be certified as HDR:

    “A maximum luminance ('brightness' spec) of 1000 cd/m2 or more, along with a black level of less than 0.05 cd/m2. This would offer a contrast ratio then of at least 20,000:1. This specification from the Ultra HD alliance is designed for LCD displays”

    OLED is great for video, and many games, but for most other content, I think I’d prefer LCD.
  21. Kal-037 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    Okay, glad that was settled so quickly without an educated well-thought out reason against my post. :rolleyes: lol

  22. Ryand123 macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2013
    I wish. To my eyes OLED is a bigger upgrade than 120hz. Which is why I might sell my iPad Pro and get a Galaxy Tab S4. Tired of always playing the waiting game with Apple. They've become such a conservative company.
  23. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    OLED isn’t a deal breaker for me. I guess I’m easy to please because I still think the screen on my iPad Air is good lol...

    I’m buying this next iPad either way, I just want one.
  24. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    At the moment when OLED is useful in applications that are not consumption it will be interesting for the iPad Pro, which is a productive machine according to Apple.
  25. augustya macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    Absolutely !! Why are people jumping on the horse ?? by speculating that OLED Panels will be expensive to make, who the hell herr has any contacts with the display suppliers in China and Taiwan or even Samsung, LG, or Sharp !! It is all very fun and elite and suauve to talk well I know much and so I know OLED are expensive to make .Everyone is effin giving their rubbish here ! No body here has any credible information or contacts that can verify this information that OLED Panels would be three times the cost to manufacture ! Can people stop postung stuff like this !!

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