iPad When will Apple go OLED on their tablets (and phones)

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by pdoherty, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. pdoherty macrumors member

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    Have any of you seen the gorgeous OLED phones, TVs and now tablets? Like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4" and 10.5" ones? The screens are literally night and day superior to the LCD displays in iPads. I almost pulled the trigger on the 10.5 when I saw it but I'm holding out for a larger form factor (12" or larger).
     
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    That's crazy talk. :) OLED is destroying LCD in quality and LCD is going the way of the dinosaur. Something will be replacing LCD and if not OLED then what?
     
  4. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    I like AMOLED more ...I'm just telling you what Apple won't be doing . First off it's just another thing they would have to deal with Samsung with and plus Samsung won't be give away their most newest tech to Apple of all people . Reviews state the nexus 6 AMOLED screen is good but note 4 is great
     
  5. pdoherty, Dec 30, 2014
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    Samsung isn't the only company making OLED screens. LG is as well, and so are some Chinese and Japanese companies (a Chinese company just announced 3.5B US investment in a manufacturing facility coming online mid next year).

    As for quality nothing can touch OLED - once you go see one of the Galaxy Tab S models in a Best Buy you won't want an LCD-based tablet ever again.

    So I'm not sure what you think Apple will do - stay LCD forever, when manufacturers stop producing it? Or when it's not even as current as it is now (which isn't very since it's 25 year-old tech)?

    Look at the comments on this LG OLED TV review - best TV picture they've ever seen.

    http://www.cnet.com/products/lg-55ec9300/

     
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    LG doesn't make small screen OLED screens and that market is done by Samsung.
     
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    Looking at my 6 compared to my friends S5, I don't think OLED is ready. Side angles are poor, and colors don't look accurate. OLED might be the future, but right now it is pretty poor in many aspects, strong in others. Also apparently from my reading it can use 3x more power when displaying white pixels than traditional LCD's. Lots of white on IOS...
     
  8. pdoherty, Dec 30, 2014
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    Odd you'd say that since DisplayMate (unibiased third-party testing lab for nothing but displays) declared the S5 OLED screen as the best cellphone screen that they've ever tested.

    http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S5_ShootOut_1.htm



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    Also I might mention that the new Apple Watch is using an OLED screen...
     
  9. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    Interesting because I can show you plenty of other articles that name the S5 display as pretty low on the metric.

    But like I said from looking at my friends S5 to my 6, the screen was very much lacking in colors and angle.
     
  10. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    Go on then?
     
  11. Teste macrumors 6502

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    It's funny, because we know the Apple fanboys will say that LCD is infinitely better, until when Apple makes the change to OLED, at which point the same fanboys will claim it's the coolest thing since sliced bread.
     
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    Apple will made oled for iPad in the future. Apple need some time. :apple:
     
  13. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    I love amoled screens and basically got laughed off as an idiot on imore. One guy said LED and LCD are different like note 4 is "LED" and Ipad is "LCD" when ipads use led which means it uses led as the backlight. I explained it to him the 3 main types of tvs and he still thought I was stupid.



    If Apple does use AMOLED it won't be for a while Imo

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    My note 4 is white and I have used an s2, s3, s4, note 3 and note 4 and a Motorola Droid Turbo and angles are great. Color reproduction is fantastic on the note 4
     
  14. Mockenrue macrumors 6502

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    Having switched to an iPhone 6, I definitely miss the AMOLED screen on the Moto X. Much better contrast. Reading apps with a true black background are stunningly clear, easy on the eyes, and draw much less battery since they are only powering the pixels in the text itself. It also enabled the Moto X's killer active display feature. If I could have run iOS on the Moto X, I'd still be a very happy owner...
     
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    Laser TV is going to blow OLED away when it's released.
     
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    I don't really know the difference betweent the AMOLED and OLED screens, but the screens that Samsung puts in it's devices look terrible to me. The colors just look...too vibrant...
     
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    I think the DiLithium Crystal Display will be the best. The refresh rate will be measured in Warp units. :D
     
  18. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    And when is the last time you used one? The note 4 is perfect.


    AMOLED is a Form of OLED. Active matrix organic light emiting diode. There's also PMOLED which is passive matrix but not sure who uses those.
     
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    Except for that pesky screen burn-in and <1000 hr lifespan for full blue pixel output...
     
  20. pdoherty thread starter macrumors member

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    Of which there isn't any. LG's chief display company officer was quoted as stating OLED display lifetimes of 50,000 hours, which is as good/better than plasma and LCD. And I've yet to see any real-world example of production OLED screens that show any persistent burnin effect. Can you show any from a reputable site so we know they aren't photoshops?
     
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    What burn in ? I have owned a Samsung Galaxy S2, s3, s4 , note 3 and note 4 and none have burn in .... Seriously if you have never used one no valid experience using it
     
  22. Kariya macrumors 68000

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    Until this year (Note 4) OLED was subpar to a well calibrated, high quality LCD in my opinion. Ghosting, over-saturation, more power consumption with bright interfaces, colour shifts etc

    But now, maybe Apple will consider it.
     
  23. 882188 macrumors regular

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    They are indeed over saturated out of the box, but you can adjust them to look more natural.
    [​IMG]
     
  24. pdoherty thread starter macrumors member

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    Problem is none of them are display experts. DisplayMate are THE display experts.
     

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