Young informed MacRumors that the 27-inch panel will include mini-LED illumination, similar to Apple’s high-end 32-inch Pro Display XDR, implying that it will have XDR branding. Young stated on Twitter that Apple is expecting to introduce the new display in the first quarter of 2022, and that it will be far less expensive than the Pro Display XDR’s $4,999 price tag, but that precise pricing is yet unknown.
Consultants CEO Ross Young, Apple plans to release a new 27-inch standalone display in early 2022. Young’s tweets and additional facts he supplied with MacRumors provide this information.
Apple has introduced a few other products with mini-LED displays, including the 12.9-inch iPad Pro earlier this year and the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro this week. Young expects Apple’s recent leadership with mini-LEDs to continue with this standalone display.
Young added that the 27-inch display will feature ProMotion, allowing for an adaptive refresh rate between 24Hz and 120Hz. At the time this story was published, Young did not say what the display’s resolution would be — the Pro Display XDR has 6K resolution.
The analyst and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants in a statement to MacRumors said that the desktop will boast mini-LED technology. So far, all Apple products with mini-LED screens — from the Pro Display XDR to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models — have received XDR branding, suggesting that the new iMac will follow suit.
Young in a tweet on Tuesday said an upcoming 27-inch standalone display (later clarified to be the screen component of a future iMac) is predicted to launch in the first quarter of 2022 with advanced technologies first seen on Apple’s Pro Display XDR.