Kuo: Apple 27-Inch Mini-LED External Display Still Planned, Mass Production Slated for 2024 to 2025

Apple's rumored mini-LED 27-inch external display is still in the works and will reach mass production in 2024 or early 2025, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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On Twitter, Kuo today said that the device will boast "all the features one would expect from a high-end monitor." The external display has previously been rumored to offer ProMotion for refresh rates up to 120Hz and an Apple silicon chip.

Unlike Apple's existing mini-LED display technology in the iPad Pro, which has a PCB backplane, the 27-inch monitor will have a glass backplane, Kuo explained. This will enable a thinner panel, narrower bezels, and longer product lifespan.

The claim seemingly comes in contrast to a report from display analyst Ross Young, who yesterday said that Apple had "killed off" the display "for now," despite shipping some display panels designed for the monitor last year. Young initially expected the monitor to launch in 2022, before shifting to the first quarter of 2023.

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Top Rated Comments

haakondahl Avatar
7 weeks ago
Whatever. Still waiting for Apple to fix MacOS' disastrous display handling.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Leon Ze Professional Avatar
7 weeks ago
Kuo, let's push all my rumours out by a magnitude of 1.5 to 2 years. Then everyone will forget my claims as they will be "dazed and confused for so long it will be true".
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madmin Avatar
7 weeks ago
Oh to be so easily OLED astray
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madmin Avatar
7 weeks ago
In the year 2525
If Kuo is still alive
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boak Avatar
7 weeks ago
So Kuo is now predicting a release far in 1.5-2 years after Young claimed it's not going to be released in the near future ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
profets Avatar
7 weeks ago
When the 27" Studio Display was released, there were so many rumours about a 27" with promotion, miniLED, etc. I was so close to just waiting it out, but quite happy that I pulled the trigger on the ASD instead of waiting for what would seem to be several years.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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