Originally Posted by Relic
I'll say it again I just love my Samsung 7.7 tablet.
Any AMOLED screen will by definition always have much better black levels than any LCD ever will have, IPS or not. That's part of the technological advance of OLEDs.
I'd love the new iPad to have a 2048x1536 SuperAMOLED screen.
Alas that is technically not possible yet.
OLEDs with such a high pixel density have not yet been produced in 10" sizes from what I read. These densities exist only in tiny viewfinder sizes.
Even if we go back to 1024x768, there is currently no manufacturer in the world, not even Samsung, who could produce an OLED screen in numbers needed for an iPad.
Only because Samsung sells few tablets, comparatively, can they go with OLED screens. And those few probably already max out their yields.
Also there is still very little experience data in regards to the fading of OLEDs. OLED elements grow dimmer over time, depending on the hours of usage. And unfortunately different RGB elements die at different rates, blue ones dying first, green last.
Depending on use and environment temperature, could very well be that those 7.7 Samsung tablets will have noticeably dimmer images with slightly distorted colors in 2-3 years time. Although one could argue by that time one has replaced the unit...
I hope we will get there soon, but for now Apple had not much choice with regards to the screen technology they could use.
IPS was as good as it gets in the quantities they need.