OLED Display for iPad?

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  1. RickD_99

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    The one consideration that is currently making me hesitate on buying an Ipad is its backlit LED display. I live near the beach in eastern North Carolina and would love to use the iPad as an e-book reader on the beach or even in my rocking chair on the front porch of my house. But I know damn well that e-book reading on an iPad will be virtually impossible given my prior experience trying to see stuff on the display of my Touch at the beach.

    Does anyone know whether or not Apple is considering using OLED displays on future versions of the iPad? Wouldn't OLED with its high brightness and contrast ratios be the solution to screen viewing on the iPad?

    What about e-ink? Is anyone working on developing a color version of the e-ink display similar to what the Kindle offers in black and white?
     
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  2. gentlefury

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    Oled is near invisible in the sun! The only issue with the iPad in sunlight is glare...it gets plenty bright tho.
     
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    I have no problems at all reading/seeing my screen when outside in sunlight, and I live in Florida, so the sun is very bright most of the day.
     
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    I read somewhere that there were concerns of OLED manufacturers production being able to keep up with demand. I would suspect that one day it will make its way to the iPad and others.

    I don't know why no one uses the old transflective LCDs anymore. I had an old Pocket PC that had one a LONG time ago. It actually reflected the sunlight to light the LCD. The brighter the sun, the brighter the screen was. The colors would be off a little in bright sunlight, but you could see everything clearly. Some laptops used to use them as well.
     
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    You have no idea how much the price would go up if they used and OLED screen on the ipad. Maybe 3 or 4 times more expensive? Sorry but I wouldnt buy one at those prices.
     
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    I too like to read outside though I tend to find/make shade vs. read in direct sunlight. I have had no problems reading on my iPad.

    -Greg
     
  7. Bremen

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    OLED at this point is just not workable. There is no doubt that Apple is looking at the latest screen technologies, but it will be a while before any big changes. Cost/durability/usability must all be considered.....
     
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    OLEDs are not ready for prime time. The rumor was that Apple seriously considered them, but the cost and reliability were not up to standards.
     
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    I don't like heat so I'd rarely have mine outside since it's already about 90 during the day here, BUT I had mine in the car the other day and even inside the car I had a very hard time seeing the screen. So I'm really glad I prefer the comfort of my air conditioning!
     
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    When outside, turn up the screen brightness all the way, and the auto brightness off... you will see a dramatic difference.....

    I read outside (in the shade, it was 97 yesterday here in TEXAS) quite a bit, and it's really pretty good.....glare can be an issue, but a slight difference in angle can get rid of most of it....
     

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