Report: Apple to bring 10.9-inch OLED iPad Pro, OLED Macbook Pro next year

05 March 2021
Meanwhile 2021 will see mini-LED iPads and MacBooks.

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  • justsomeguy87

Nick Tegrataker, 06 Mar 2021It's really hard to imagine Apple going down this path... moreHi do u know anywhere I can reliable info on the lifespan of average OLED screens for tablets or phones?
If Oled screens are so bad why would anyone use them unless it's part of a planned obsolescence program


DroidBoye, 06 Mar 2021LCD is still better for laptops IMO: First off, the pric... moreSamsung just demonstrated why OLED >>> LCD, with the Blade Bezel.
Under-display camera. 1mm thick display. Little over half the weight of an LCD display.
Laptops are about portability, so those are obvious winning reasons. Add to that, the other obvious ones like, real HDR, higher refresh rate and it'll most likely always be cheaper to build than a micro LED display, because it's one layer less to get right.
Calibration of micro LED could also be a negative factor. More variables, with having both an LCD layer and an LED layer, means it'll get even more complicated to get display uniformity. Mini LED is a decent budget transition, but it is just that. A transition to everyone serious adopting some variation of OLED.

  • Anonymous

omzig, 06 Mar 2021oleds hurting your eyes with PWM. more people should be awa... morewell actually with eye strain and soring should be able to reduce the amount of screen time but yeah still its hurts

  • fgbdshk

"Mini-LED and micro-LED are technologies that bring huge improvements to LCDs"

Mini-LED is an LCD panel. Micro-LED is not.

  • MrDong

Nick Tegrataker, 06 Mar 2021It's really hard to imagine Apple going down this path... moreRight, also makes sense that Samsung (the leader in OLED panels) Tab S7+ has a max of about 380-390 nits with an additional 100 if boosted. The iPad Pro can go to 600 nits max. Sure the panel’s more efficient but I wonder how they’ll manage the backlighting. Convertible 4K OLED laptops from Dell and HP are already seriously expensive...(their screens are not huge)

  • omzig

-Trix-, 05 Mar 2021Normally OLED hurt my eyes too because way too oversaturate... moreoleds hurting your eyes with PWM. more people should be aware of PWM.

  • Mr.Apple

OLED is never coming to iPad.
It'll start with mini LED and later in 2023, we'll release microLED which is comparable to display quality of OLED without the negative effects.

  • Harsh Balani

I am even recently using the iPad Pro 2020 with the magic keyboard I do wear glasses but this iPad didn’t let my eyes even 1% damage I am telling apple all the best.

It's really hard to imagine Apple going down this path, simply because of how quickly pixels degrade on OLED panels which make them rather unfit for tablets/pro-grade laptops that are expected to be used for a far longer period of time compared to most phones. Mini LED rumours are still more believable IMO.

beep bop boop, 05 Mar 2021could u explain how LCD is better for laptops please **n... moreLCD is still better for laptops IMO:

First off, the pricing. OLEDS are still targetted among the high-end and priced much more expensive than its non OLED counterpart even though it's cheaper to mass produce due to high yields and less raw-materials than LCD.

OLEDs are disposables. They're mainly targetted to consumer markets and not industrial applications. Case on point was that OLEDs have very high depreciation rate due to their organic nature and no industrial client would take this type of value over an LCD.

App development and adaptations. Laptop apps does not take into consideration into their design if it's an OLED or not (for now).

Laptop OS does not take OLED precautions that the TV and smartphone manufacturers has. That includes UI design, static icon shifting, dark mode,etc.

Laptops tend to be used for work which has longer hours than any TV in a day. Mine for example, I use it for 4 hours straight, 8 hours combined for work and another 1-3 hours of browsing and social media.

If you buy a laptop with an OLED, it would took a lot of work on your side to keep it pristine. Also make sure that you know what the manufacturer considers as normal wear in an OLED. This is to make sure that if you really use an OLED laptop like a regular laptop for a year, it is a guarantee that no burn-in will occur. If a burn-in will happen, would it be replaced or would the manufacturer would just brush it off as "normal"?

That's just a year of use and pretty much standard laptop warranty and after that, you're on your own unless you also pay extra for "extended" warranty. I'm pretty sure that this OLED Macbook will generate not just laptop purchase but also insurance revenue for Apple. Profit maximized.

OLEDs are still a very niche product for a work laptop.

If your Macbook "Pro" laptop is just made of liesure, then you might be the right target for these products.

If I am in need of OLED for my work, I'd just buy an OLED monitor in which my laptop can just hook into. Not just my laptop, my console and also my PC, oh the versatility. If the monitor breaks, I'l buy a new replacement monitor, not a new laptop because hey, Apple tax on repairs after the end of warranty is just ridiculous. Just my opinion.

  • Anonymous

Laptop/PC - Windows, Tablet - iOS, Smartphone - Android. Used them all and understood that it is the truth. Others may disagree.

beep bop boop, 05 Mar 2021could u explain how LCD is better for laptops please **n... moreMaybe because on laptop we're tends to have some constant images like taskbar which is stay there for almost everytime. And as far as we know, amoled hate constant images because it can make some burnscreen. I don't know if its getting better today but it's just the nature of amoled, that's why miniLED and microled invented to solve the amoled problems.

But of course there's a way around to prevent that like changing wallpaper regularly, having a screen saver running when idle, just need to get used to.

  • Anonymous

-Trix-, 05 Mar 2021Normally OLED hurt my eyes too because way too oversaturate... moreRed is good for your eyes according to opthamologists...if you keep looking at red, it will actually prove your sight

They even use red to treat eye diseases and reverse sight.

Only Blue and green are not suited for eyes, blue light is harmful and green is the most sensitive color of the eye due to green cone cells.

If you have 3 bulbs Red blue and Green side by side.

You will notice Green will glow much bigger than the other two colors and you eyes will make it more bigger than the other two

  • Anonymous

Im bored with these rumors

  • Anonymous

-Trix-, 05 Mar 2021Normally OLED hurt my eyes too because way too oversaturate... moreyes, was thinking about the same thing

  • Anonymous

beep bop boop, 05 Mar 2021could u explain how LCD is better for laptops please **n... morethe deep blacks macke for a more pleasant viewing experience. high contrasts are cinematic.
But if that is not important, but you need a crisp image for work environment LCD seems so be better.
Just my experience, but OLED is more for entertainment than work

  • beep bop boop

Anonymous, 05 Mar 2021Must be expensive, but surprisingly OLED laptops from Samsu... morecould u explain how LCD is better for laptops please

**not hating, just curious

  • Anonymous

They probably have 3 teams with all 3 technologies running to be released. They will decide at the last possible moment what they gonna launch.

Hello Life, 05 Mar 2021please no.. oled hurts my eyes when gamingNormally OLED hurt my eyes too because way too oversaturated (Red is biggest problem) colours and the screen just look fake and too punchy, but Apple colour calibration with OLED is really pleasant for eyes it doesn't look much different than LCD

please no.. oled hurts my eyes when gaming