LG Possibly Developing Three New Apple Displays, Including Pro Display XDR With Apple Silicon Chip

LG is developing three new standalone displays that may end up being for Apple, including one based on the current 24-inch iMac, one based on the upcoming 27-inch iMac, and a 32-inch model that may be a new Pro Display XDR with an Apple silicon chip, according to Twitter account @dylandkt, who has a mostly accurate track record with Apple-related rumors.

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In a Twitter thread, the leaker said the displays are currently encased in unbranded enclosures, but he believes the displays might be for Apple given that they have similar specifications as iMac and Pro Display XDR models.


The leaker added that the 27-inch and 32-inch displays seem to have mini-LED displays with a 120Hz variable refresh rate for ProMotion, and he said the 32-inch display appears to be equipped with an unspecified Apple silicon chip.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman was first to report that Apple was working on a consumer-level standalone display that is more affordable than the $4,999 Pro Display XDR, and if today's information proves to be accurate, the display could be available in both 24-inch and 27-inch sizes. These would be the first Apple-branded consumer-level external displays since Apple stopped selling the Thunderbolt Display in 2016.

Most of the information shared by @dylandkt today lines up with previous rumors from display industry analyst Ross Young, who just this week said that Apple is planning to release a new 27-inch iMac with a mini-LED display in the first half of 2022. 9to5Mac also reported that Apple was working on a new Pro Display XDR with an A13 chip.

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Top Rated Comments

ugahairydawgs Avatar
6 weeks ago
I have nothing really to say other than it's about damn time.
Score: 56 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DHagan4755 Avatar
6 weeks ago
These needed to be released like yesterday.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winmaciek Avatar
6 weeks ago
I wish they were all Apple-branded though. The Ultrafine series looks utterly unremarkable and dull.
That being said, I would still totally consider one. I have an M1 MacBook and I wish I had a larger display when working in an office. I don't even need high refresh rate, just give me some reasonable color accuracy and pixel count.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Total Respray Avatar
6 weeks ago
If LG can get the design right this time they could be on to a winner.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xraydoc Avatar
6 weeks ago
?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
6 weeks ago
INSTA-FREAKING-BUY
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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