Apple Said to Release 31.6-Inch 6K Display With Mini LED-Like Backlight Design in 2019

Apple will release a 31.6-inch 6K display with a Mini LED-like backlight design in 2019, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who detailed his expectations for Apple's 2019 roadmap in a research note obtained by MacRumors.

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Apple left the display market back in 2016 with the discontinuation of the outdated Thunderbolt Display. Apple did, however, say they were working on a new screen alongside the new Mac Pro. Apple's Phil Schiller said in 2017:

With regards to the Mac Pro, we are in the process of what we call "completely rethinking the Mac Pro." We’re working on it. We have a team working hard on it right now, and we want to architect it so that we can keep it fresh with regular improvements, and we’re committed to making it our highest-end, high-throughput desktop system, designed for our demanding pro customers.

As part of doing a new Mac Pro — it is, by definition, a modular system — we will be doing a pro display as well. Now you won’t see any of those products this year; we’re in the process of that. We think it’s really important to create something great for our pro customers who want a Mac Pro modular system, and that’ll take longer than this year to do.

Kuo describes the new monitor as a "6k3k" display.

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JoeCassara Avatar
71 months ago
That is one damn ugly, ineffective infographic.
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cult hero Avatar
71 months ago
I wonder if the decline in phone sales is getting Apple to re-evaluate the high margins of professional hardware.
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sfwalter Avatar
71 months ago
Hip-hip-hooray for a real Mac rumors
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cmaier Avatar
71 months ago
I predict it will be pricey :-)
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Andres Cantu Avatar
71 months ago
Dang, strong news day for being Sunday!

So, I'm guessing this means the next iMac redesign will also have a 31.6" screen for the larger model, and probably a 25" screen for the smaller model.

And that image seems to imply no Apple Watch Series 5 until 2020, which is fine by me!
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coolfactor Avatar
71 months ago
I wonder if the decline in phone sales is getting Apple to re-evaluate the high margins of professional hardware.
More likely they've settled into their new campus and able to re-focus their energies on their products, where it needs to be.
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