LG Display Claims Apple Will Release the 'iMac 8K' Later This Year

While it could be a factual error, Reddit points us towards an interesting comment on the LG Display blog last week that claims Apple announced it will release a new iMac with 8K display later this year. Apple, of course, has not made any announcements about a new iMac since last year, and 8K displays are not expected until 2016.

"It has become clear that Japan is planning to launch an 8K SHV test broadcast and then promptly restructure the UHD service. Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year. Korea is also preparing to offer an 8K service demonstration at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. LG Display displayed a new beacon of the 8K era by revealing their 98-inch 8K Color Prime Ultra HDTV at CES 2015."

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VESA's new DisplayPort 1.4a standard paves the way for future displays at 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, but Apple has not made any announcements about releasing a Mac with an 8K display. Apple's highest-resolution Mac is the iMac with Retina 5K Display, which has a resolution of 5,120 x 2,880 pixels.

While this report should be treated lightly until further information surfaces, it still proves interesting that LG Display would make a public-facing comment like this on its website. The most likely scenario is that LG will eventually remove or modify the comment now that it has been put in the spotlight.

Update 7:00 PM PT: LG has since taken down the article mentioning the "iMac 8K."

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zachlegomaniac Avatar
119 months ago
I hope this is true. 4k just looks like garbage to the eyes at this point.
Score: 77 Votes (Like | Disagree)
appleguy123 Avatar
119 months ago
I can just imagine Phil saying "you can now watch 1080p video, with pixel for pixel clarity, in Finder thumbnails."
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rei101 Avatar
119 months ago
8K?

1. I have been doing a render of 3 minutes for 2 days of only polygons in HD. Forget about do it for 5K and unrealistic to do it for 8K.

2. You can have a 60 inches TV, but from the distance of your couch, you eye will not tell the difference between HD or 4K just because our eyes does not have that resolution from that distance, we are not eagles. Forget about 8K.

3. You may have 4K TV with a 4K signal from your cable operator, but the compression will give you an equivalent to HD from your Bluray Disc.

4. The only reason they are increasing resolution is for you to replace your computers and TVs, other wise factories would have to close because we do not need such resolutions in our day to day, people are having a blast watching Youtube videos and Vines, what mater is the message of the content, not the resolution of it.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mdridwan47 Avatar
119 months ago
Nah, I'll skip it. 16K is where it's at.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
flashy-cat Avatar
119 months ago
Wow, still watching PAL dvds here :eek:
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac Fly (film) Avatar
119 months ago
Bet you $100 we see no iMac 8K for 4 years at least.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)