We have a report comin’ at us hot from the expert display supply chain analyst, Ross Young, and he’s got some juicy details for us about a sequel to Apple’s Studio Display – let’s take a look!
In a tweet for his super followers, Ross said that Apple had plans to announce a new 27-inch monitor with mini-LED tech earlier this year but has now pushed the debut to the first quarter of 2023.
Ross Young had initially thought Apple would debut this new 27-inch display in June for WWDC. Then Young said the timeline for announcement moved to October and now we’re looking at between January and March of 2023… so things aren’t looking amazing.
The major selling point of this new, upcoming monitor is its support for mini-LED as well as ProMotion allowing for up to a juicy 120Hz refresh rate. The lack of ProMotion support was a big criticism of the recent Apple Studio display, so it’s good that Apple is willing to compromise… though that comes at a big cost.
We’re expecting this upcoming 27-inch, mini-LED, ProMotion display to be priced higher than the current Studio Display’s starting price of $1599. So anyone who complained about the Studio Display’s lack of ProMotion support can now look forward to complaining about the new one’s price instead.
I feel like Apple still hasn’t really figured out how to make a display that isn’t so divisive. Like, okay cool the Studio Display looks great, it has great color accuracy and a whole iPhone chip in it – but it costs $1599 and you can’t take out the power cable…????? Maybe that’s why the new display is taking so long to release, they haven’t figured out how to make the upcoming display suck yet – I believe in you, Tim.