Apple Completed Development on External Display 'Months Ago,' Could Launch During Tuesday's 'Peek Performance' Event

Apple completed work on an external display "months ago" and has planned to launch it shortly after the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said in his latest Power On newsletter.
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Apple is rumored to be working on two external displays, one being a direct successor to the high-end Pro Display XDR and a more affordable consumer-level display. According to Gurman, Apple completed development on a next-generation external display "months ago" and planned to launch it shortly after it debuted its latest MacBook Pros in October 2021.

Apple is expected to announce a new high-end and redesigned Mac mini during Tuesday's "Peek performance" event, and the launch of a new affordable external display alongside it seems logical. The display could cost around half of the Pro Display XDR, placing it at around $2,500.

A report this week from 9to5Mac suggested that Apple is working on a display with a 7K resolution and an A13 chip built-in. That display, however, is apparently separate from the more affordable option the company has been working on.

Alongside a new ‌Mac mini‌ and the possibility of a new external display, Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone SE and iPad Air with 5G and faster performance, an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 Apple silicon chip, and a possible "wildcard" product announcement.

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Top Rated Comments

cloudphrenia Avatar
12 weeks ago
lol "new affordable external display...$2,500"
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KrisLord Avatar
12 weeks ago
Why can’t we just have the iMac screens in an iMac style case. If it costs more than a total computer they’ve lost the plot.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anthogag Avatar
12 weeks ago
A "consumer level" display is not $2,500. Try <= $1,500 ‼️
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Scipster Avatar
12 weeks ago
Does this include the stand?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThisBougieLife Avatar
12 weeks ago
At that price, the “affordable” one better be 27” and mini-LED…
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
the future Avatar
12 weeks ago
I hate it when macrumours just pulls a suggested price out of thin air - the $ 2500 number is not part of the original source (i.e. Gurman) - and consequently 80% of the comments are angry rants about that imaginary price.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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