Apple's Next External Display Release Date: Everything We Know

Apple has been rumored to be planning to launch an all-new external display for some time, 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 in early 2023, 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 last year, but he said in May 2022 that its launch had been delayed until October because of design issues. Apple was unable to meet the October objective, and Young then believed the company was aiming for early 2023 – a time frame he first mentioned on the The MacRumors Show podcast in July last year – before zoning in on the first quarter of 2023. Throughout 2022, Apple was forced to contend with with supply constraints, which may be a reason contributing to the launch delay.

Now, Young says there is no sign of the display entering mass production, suggesting that its launch is not imminent. He has not provided an updated timeframe for when the display might be released. Apple is also expected to release a new Mac Pro this year, so the company could announce the new monitor alongside that machine in the second half of this year.

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