The Fallacy of Apple’s High OLED Costs

by Omid Rahmat

With a display-centric mindset, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the manufacturing costs of OLEDs are going to cause price rises in Apple’s products. That may be true to some extent—Apple doesn’t shy away …

Tags:Apple| iPad| LG Display| OLED| Samsung Display

 iPad OS16.12 Improves External Display Support

by Bob Raikes

What They Say I was very pleased to see that Apple has released iPad OS 16.2 for download. The OS upgrade is significant as it contains the deferred improvement in support for external monitors …

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Apple Announces New iPads, AppleTV

by Bob Raikes

What They Say To nobody’s surprise, after all the rumours and speculation, Apple announced a new Apple TV streaming video box and new iPads. The iPad Pro has been updated to use the M2 …

Tags:Apple| iPad| Streaming Dongles| tablets

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Apple Adds New Supplier for miniLED SMT

by Bob Raikes

What They Say We reported last month on a possible move to Hybrid OLED technology for the iPad by 2024 (Apple expected to use hybrid OLED for iPad). Now Digitimes reports that Taiwan Surface Mounting …

Tags:Apple| iPad| MiniLED

iOS Tablets Chips Away at Android Dominance in Q1 22

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Counterpoint Research said that Apple is ‘closing the gap’ with Android tablets as the market reaches saturation and with global uncertainty and negative purchasing intent (see Gartner Forecasts Worldwide PC Shipments …

Tags:Android| iOS (Apple)| iPad| Market Data| tablets

Everybody Knows MiniLED has Bigger Halos than OLED, Don’t They?

by Bob Raikes

LCDs backlit with miniLED LCDs are a growing segment of the premium markets for tablets, notebooks, monitors and TVs. We’ve written extensively about the engineering that is inside the Apple miniLED displays that are …

Tags:Apple| Direct Backlights| iPad| MiniLED| OLEDs| Testing| Visual Ergonomics| Visual Quality

Links Mid-Week W/C 21st March 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are (quite!) a few from the middle of this week. (I have been catching up so there …

Tags:Automotive| Autostereo 3D| BenQ| Desktop Monitors| Events| Foldable Devices| Game Playing| Hisense| iPad| ISE 2022| LG Electronics (LGE)| MWC 2022| Nvidia| OLEDs| Philips| Russia| Samsung| tablets| Testing| TVs (TV Sets)| Ukraine| ViewSonic