Display analyst, Ross Young claims that Apple will introduce a larger 27-inch external display in June this year which is likely to be called “Studio Display Pro”.
Prior to the launch of the 24-inch “Studio Display” at the March 8 event, it was reported that Apple will launch a larger iMac Pro at the event which will be powered by an advanced M1 Max Duo chip. Although Apple did introduce the new M1 Ultra chip which is an M1 Max Duo Apple Silicon, the alleged 27-inch iMac Pro did not make the cut.
Now the rumor mills claim that Apple will not introduce a new iMac Pro but a “Pro” upgrade of the new Studio Display as early as June 2022.
Production of the larger “Studio Display Pro” has already begun
In a short Twitter thread, @Ross Young shared that the existence of the new 27-inch “Studio Display Pro” is confirmed by several supply chain sources and its production has already begun.
Giving a little detail on the upcoming Studio Display Pro, Young said that it will feature a mini-LED screen which will offer higher resolution and it might also feature 120Hz ProMotion display tech like the 2021 MacBook Pro models and iPhone 13 Pro models. The new “Studio Display” lacks the mini-LED display and 120Hz ProMotion.
Currently, Apple sells the expensive Mac Pro with Intel processors and it is the only Mac model which has not been upgraded to Apple Silicon yet. At the “Peek Performance” event, Apple senior vice president of Hardware Engineering John Ternus teased that the next-generation Mac Pro with Apple Silicon is coming soon, maybe he was referring to the new 27-inch Studio Display Pro.
The June launch time frame given by Young is the same time as this year’s WWDC 2022 event. However, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference is a software-centered event and new products are not introduced at the event, usually. In 2021, Apple unveiled a 24-inch M1 iMac in April and 2021 MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in October. Therefore, it is likely that Apple might introduce the new display later this year.