When Is Apple's New External Display Going to Launch?

Apple is rumored to be planning to launch an all-new external display within a matter of months, featuring a host of advanced capabilities that surpass the company's two existing monitors – but when exactly is it expected to launch?

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The display, which is rumored to arrive early this year, is expected to sit somewhere between the $1,599 Studio Display and the $4,999 Pro Display XDR – but more exact information about the device's positioning and price point is as yet unknown. The display is expected to offer a 27-inch mini-LED panel, featuring ProMotion support for refresh rates up to 120Hz, as well as an Apple silicon chip like the A13 Bionic in the Studio Display.

Insightful display analyst Ross Young initially expected Apple to introduce the display in June at WWDC, but he said in May that its launch had been delayed until October because of design issues. Apple was unable to meet the October objective, and Young believes the company is now aiming for early 2023 – a time frame he first mentioned on the The MacRumors Show podcast in July last year.

Throughout 2022, Apple was forced to contend with a range of supply chain constraints across product lines that include the Mac and the Studio Display, which may be a reason contributing to the delay with announcing the new external display.

In October, Young narrowed down his expected time frame for the launch of Apple's new high-end external monitor to the first quarter of 2023, which falls from January to March. Apple is also expected to release new MacBook Pro models in the first quarter of 2023, so the company could announce the new monitor alongside those machines – especially if they compliment each other with mini-LED displays with ProMotion support.

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