In an exclusive report, 9to5 Mac claims that the Cupertino tech giant is working on a possible upgrade of its Pro Display XDR. People familiar with the matter say that the new monitor called “Apple Studio Display” is internally referred to with the codename “J327” and will feature 7K resolution.
Previously, @Dylan said that LG, Apple’s OLED display panels for iPhones, is developing three standalone displays for Apple that include two monitors like the 24-inch iMac (2020) and alleged 27-inch model, and a 32-inch third display like the Pro Display XDR.
He also added that the next-generation Pro Display XDR will be powered by Apple Silicon and feature a mini-LED display with 120Hz ProMotion (high refresh rate) tech. The new report corroborates those claims.
New “Apple Studio Display” monitor with new “Mac Studio” computer
The 32-inch Pro Display XDR comes with Retina 6K display; 6016 by 3384 pixels (20.4 million pixels) at 218 pixels per inch resolution, and 1000 nits brightness. But the new display will only offer a much higher resolution than the current model, but also more screen real estate with a larger 36-inch display.
Referring to its previous report on a new Mac model with the same codename as the alleged “Apple Studio Display”, the report states that;
According to our sources, the Apple Studio Display is the same J327 model – meaning that Apple has still been working on an external display with a dedicated Apple Silicon chip.
People familiar with the matter told 9to5Mac that the new display has a 7K resolution.
A higher resolution could mean that the new Apple Studio Display will have a higher pixel density of 245 PPI or that it will keep the same 218 PPI as the Pro Display XDR but on a larger 36-inch panel.
The publisher also reported on a new “Mac Studio” computer which is described as a hybrid between Mac mini and Mac Pro. And both new products might be marketed as a “perfect” combo.
As Apple will complete the transition of Macs from Intel processors to Apple Silicon, 2022 seems like the year of the Mac. At its upcoming March 8 event, Apple is expected to launch a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip, MacBook Air with an M2 chip, and a 27-inch larger iMac with much fast Apple Silicon than an M1 chip.