Apple is preparing to update and potentially expand its line of external displays designed for Mac and iPad users. A new report out today says the company is working on “multiple new external monitors” with Apple Silicon inside, including a new version of the Pro Display XDR.
Apple currently sells two external monitors: the Studio Display and the Pro Display XDR. The former was released earlier this year and starts at $1,599, while the latter was released in 2019 and starts at a whopping $4,999 (excluding position).
In his latest publication Turn on newsletter, BloombergMark Gurman reports that Apple has “a number of new external monitors in the works.” Among them is a new version of the Pro Display XDR that will be paired with the new Apple Silicon-powered Mac Pro. Gurman, however, says it’s possible the new Pro Display XDR will be released before the new Mac Pro.
Apple is also working on several new external monitors, including an update to the Pro Display XDR that launched alongside the Intel Mac Pro in 2019. However, it’s possible that the company’s next high-end display will come after the Mac Pro. , because the computer is developed ahead of the monitor.
9 to 5 Mac Earlier it was reported that Apple is developing a new external display with 7K resolution. The current Pro Display XDR has a 32-inch 6K (6016 x 3384) panel with 218 pixels per inch. Apple’s 7K external display can have a higher pixel density of 245 PPI on a 32-inch display, or it can maintain the same 218 PPI as the Pro Display XDR, but on a larger 36-inch panel.
Gurman also reports that each of these new external displays will have Apple Silicon chips inside, so “the displays rely less on the resources of the attached computer.” However, this shouldn’t come as a surprise as the Studio Display packs an A13 Bionic chip, along with an intriguing 64GB of storage.
We’re still waiting for more details on Apple’s “multiple new external displays.” Still, it’s interesting to imagine what the lineup might look like. What are you thinking? Let us know in the comments.
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