Wait for OLED?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gtgrad95, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. gtgrad95 macrumors 6502

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    For those waiting their to upgrade from their iPad Air 1 and iPad Air 2, are you going to buy today's version or wait for OLED next year? I am really torn.

    Love the increase in screen real estate without increasing the size of the device.

    I already got burned by buying the late 2016 MBP and seeing them update it again today in 6 months.
     
  2. jmeas macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't be so certain that we'll see OLED iPads next year. I mean, we could, but it could also be 2, or more, years away.

    > I already got burned by buying the late 2016 MBP and seeing them update it again today in 6 months.

    This is a good thing, I think. It's better for Apple to update their devices whenever there are new CPUs/etc., than to have really old hardware in the machines they sell. The Mac Pro, for instance, is still kickin CPUs and GPUs that are a few years old.

    I just bought a maxed out iMac 6 months ago, but I'm glad they bumped up the specs for everyone else!
     
  3. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    I would prefer OLED/MICRO LED.... but. im not buying a new ipad until it supports 3D touch. I find it super annoying that I cant do what I can do on my phone.
     
  4. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Not interested in OLED. Not that I wouldn't like it, but I don't consider it a must-have feature. I've always liked the iPad displays, never found OLED significantly nicer.

    However, if your main use case is deep blacks when watching movies, an Android OLED tablet with 16:9 ratio is also a fine choice.
     
  5. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I agree with this. OLED would be nice, but it wouldn't be a reason to upgrade. If that's the only difference between the iPhone X and iPhone 7s, I'd go with the 7s (but there will obviously be more).

    I currently have an Air 2, just ordered a Pro 10.5. With all these new features coming in iOS 11, I want to make sure I have the latest hardware to take advantage of it all. My Air 2 has served me well, it's the longest I've ever owned a single Apple device (2.5 years), but I'm starting to see slowing in UI elements. It'll get passed on to my grandmother as an upgrade from her Mini 2 (my old iPad) which she has said she wished was bigger, so that'll be a nice upgrade for her. The mini 2 will either be sold or kept as a spare then.
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    I just want to address that you shouldn't feel burned. It's been 8 months since the tMBP came out, and Apple generally has an 8 month release cycle on MacBooks. The upgrade period for the 2014 and 2015 models were just elongated due to lack of new parts available. The only difference is the processor architecture: Skylake vs Kaby Lake. It's not even a full new architecture, like Haswell vs Skylake. It's an optimization like Haswell vs Broadwell. Battery improvements and slight speed increases are the most you'll see.
     
  6. nutriousmitten macrumors regular

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    Tried out an S3 and the OLED is as nice as the Samsung phones are.
    But, overkill as probably the 2019 IPads have it, not next year...or if so, late 2018 when they lose the home button on the pro models.
     
  7. gtgrad95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the note. I do feel better now and will continue to enjoy my 2016 MBP!
     
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  9. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Yes I agree, I was actually rather disappointed by the MacBook Pro refresh. I had been looking forward to 32GB RAM support and a touch bar with force touch and haptic feedback. That's something worth upgrading to I think.
     
  10. Seesh macrumors member

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    I second this, it's beyond annoying not being able to use force touch on my 9.7" iPad Pro. I feel that I need to be conscious of not trying to use force touch while using my iPad and it annoys me. I love my iPad, but I do not think I will be upgrading until they add force touch and/or get rid of the home button on the iPad.
     
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  13. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    OLED iPad would cost a fortune in 2017 or even 2018
     
  14. DNichter macrumors 68040

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    Nope, buy and enjoy now. If, and that's a big if, OLED happens next year. Sell and upgrade.
     
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