Apple is reportedly working on several new external monitors, including an updated Pro Display XDR with Apple Silicon. The addition of Apple Silicon to the high-end display will result in a significant improvement in performance.
Pro Display XDR with Apple Silicon in the works
In the latest edition of his “Power On,” newsletter for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman says that Apple is working on “multiple new external monitors,” in addition to developing an updated Pro Display XDR with Apple Silicon. Gurman has not provided additional details about the display in this week’s newsletter.
The journalist does say that the Pro Display XDR will ship after the Cupertino tech giant launches the Apple Silicon Mac Pro, as “the computer is further along in development than the monitor.” Earlier reports suggest that the next-generation Pro Display XDR could feature a 32-inch screen with mini-LED and support for ProMotion.
The last display that Apple launched, the 27-inch Studio Display, is also powered by Apple Silicon. Powered by the A13 Bionic chip, the Studio Display features a 12-megapixel Ultra-Wide camera that supports Center Stage, which automatically keeps users in the frame as they move around during video calls. The display also supports Spatial Audio processing.
As for the other monitors that Apple is working on, Gurman says that all of them will feature Apple Silicon in some form. Not only with the addition of Apple Silicon in these monitors improved display processing, but it will also enable features such as Center Stage in the Studio Display.
One of the rumored monitors Apple is expected to release in 2023 is a 27-inch Studio Display Pro. The display will reportedly come equipped with mini-LED which will support 120Hz ProMotion.
In the same newsletter, Gurman also revealed which Macs Apple plans to release next year. They include the long-awaited Mac Pro with an M2 Ultra chip, an updated Mac mini with the M2 and M2 Pro chip options, and 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.