Apple Studio Display Pro with Mini LED backlights and ProMotion technology delayed until 2023
Ross Young, a well-informed analyst, has informed MacRumors of Apple's plans to launch a more premium version of the Studio Display, introduced earlier this year. To recap, the Studio Display is expensive, but it only has an IPS panel with a 60 Hz refresh rate and a 600-nit peak brightness. In comparison, Apple equips the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 with ProMotion and Mini LED panels that provide a brighter and smoother viewing experience than the Studio Display achieves.
Originally, Apple was expected to reveal the so-called Studio Display Pro this year, possibly as early as June, with October also cited as a potential launch date. However, Young has shifted his expectations somewhat, with MacRumors now reporting that there will be no Studio Display Pro at all this year. Instead, Young believes that Apple will take until 2023 to iron out any weaknesses. Considering the issues that the Studio Display had upon release, we could understand why Apple did not want a repeat of this with a Pro version.
Reportedly, Apple continues to develop the Studio Display Pro with a 27-inch panel that supports ProMotion technology. Likewise, the monitor should offer numerous dimming zones, thanks to Mini LED backlights. Incidentally, the Studio Display may not be a direct successor to the Pro Display XDR, largely because of its extortionate price tag compared to the Studio Display. Potentially, the Display Studio Pro could launch alongside the MacBook Air 15, on which we have reported previously.
Ross Young via MacRumors