An analyst from Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Ross Young has revised the launch date of Apple’s new 27-inch “Studio Display Pro” from 2022 to early 2023. The alleged external display is expected to feature a mini-LED screen.
In March this year, the tech company launched an affordable external display “Studio Display” starting at $1599. The monitor features a 5K screen, 12MP Ultra-Wide camera with Center Stage, “Hey Siri” support, six high-fidelity speakers with support for Spatial Audio, and much more.
Immediately after its release, Young reported that a new 27″ Studio Display Pro with mini-LED to support 120Hz ProMotion will be unveiled in June 2022.
Apple will not replace the high-end Pro Display XDR with the new 27″ Studio Display Pro
In the latest episode of The MacRumors Show, Young said that the tech company could not meet the June and reschedule the October launch timeframe of the new mini-LED external monitor and now, it has been pushed to early 2023.
If true, then it will mark the expansion of the mini-LED display or Liquid Retina XDR display to deliver a higher 120Hz refresh rate. Apple introduced the advanced display tech with ProMotion in 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021), and the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models (2021).
He made it clear that the company does not intend to replace its expensive Pro Display XDR with a 6K mini-LED screen with the upcoming Studio Display Pro. With advanced features, it is likely the upcoming external monitor will have a higher price tag.
During the show, Young also retracted his previous claim that Apple will launch the alleged 14.1-inch iPad Pro mini-LED display. He said that the larger iPad Pro will feature the same LCD screen panel as the current 11-inch model. He added that future iPad Pro models will be upgraded with OLED screen panels by 2024.