Back around 2000, Apple had offered its “Apple Studio Display” lineup that complimented its higher-end machines. Since Apple discontinued its last consumer-based Thunderbolt display, the big company hadn’t offered any first-party monitors until it debuted the Pro Display XDR. However, that product has been aimed toward high-end professionals.
For a while, rumors have indicated that Apple will expand its display lineup once again with more models. On the contrary, today’s exclusive report from 9to5Mac has indicated that Apple is working on a new “Apple Studio Display”.
Since this upcoming product will have a higher resolution than a Pro Display XDR, this would indicate that it will be a higher-end product. Remember that the Pro Display XDR has a 32-inch 6K display with a resolution of 6016 x 3384 at 218 PPI. The higher resolution could mean two things, (1) keep the same screen size but increase the pixel density to 245 PPI, or (2) keep the same pixel density, but increase the screen size to 36-inches diagonal. Whatever the case is, it’s still going to be expensive. This might be bad news for consumers who a looking to buy a budget-friendly Apple-branded display.
The same source previously reported that Apple has started developing a new external display under the codename “J327” with a built-in A13 chip. Now this upcoming product points to the same codename. It will be interesting to see the benefits that the dedicated Apple Silicon chip will provide for an external display.
Apple has also been working on a mid-range desktop dubbed the “Mac Studio“, so Apple could introduce this display alongside this machine. What do you think about this upcoming monitor? Let us know in the comments below.