OLED MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Uni Grad, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Uni Grad macrumors 6502a

    Uni Grad

    Aug 28, 2015
    Bloomberg News
    Do we expect an OLED MacBook Pro for the 2018 update, or am I being too hopeful?

    Although we're no analysts, I want to know when people think we'll be getting an OLED screen on the MBP?
  2. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2009
    No OLED for MacBooks anytime soon IMHO

    Cost-benefit not working for OLED as lcd screens get better and other laptop components are less power hungry negating the benefits of OLED.
  3. maerz001 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2010
    The screen apple updates only on a redesign. Which will be than 2020. But doubt for oled
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I could see Apple venturing onto Micro-Led over OLED in the future being how efficient the displays are and they have increased brightness, consuming less battery.
  5. Darkashnet macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2010
    Devon, UK
    Apple are going to struggle to get the yield for the OLED iPhone this year, we won't see it on MacBooks for quite some time. Maybe 2018-2019 we'll get it on iPads, but we're probably be looking 2021+ for MacBooks, and that's even if they decide to go down that route. I wouldn't hold off buying if you're waiting for OLED. They new MacBook screens are rather remarkable as is IMO.
  6. meteoreos macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2016
    Midlands, UK
    Apple has invested in MicroLed technologies as of late and from what I gather, it's a lot more promising than OLED.

    One can only pray that the next redesign has a MicroLed display.
  7. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    So far, shipping OLED screens on laptops seem to have significant drawbacks in some key areas (such as power consumption) compared to what Apple uses right now. Given that Apple displays are among the best right now, I don't really see much point for them to change.
  8. ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    I'm curious about this as well. On one hand, it seems like going to OLED could mean better viewing angles, a brighter screen, better durability, and a thinner screen (and so a thinner computer). But, on the other hand, I've read that the OLED picture quality/brightness can degrade faster than LCDs.
  9. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    We are going to definitely get OLED iPhones and iPads before OLED macbook pro's.

    Seeing as we're getting OLED iphones this year, I'd expect OLED iPads next year and then maybe macbook pro's eventually.
  10. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    Actually, the 2017 15 inch MacBook Pro has a better screen with 10 bit colors rather than 8 bit with the 2016 model. 13 inch is still the same screen however.
  11. Mindinversion macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2008
    The elephant in the room for OLED is Screen burn-in. Yes, there are a few Alienware laptops that use OLED, and Samsung is throwing it around pretty heavy, but you still have to be careful not to leave a static image displayed for too long on them [Coincidentally, that's why the S8's lock screen time display subtly moves around... to prevent it from burning in]
  12. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    Come on Mark, you should be telling us, not us telling you. <wink, wink>

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