Apple analysts offer new details about 27-inch Studio Display with mini-LEDs and 120 Hz ProMotion support
Ming-Chi Kuo and Ross Young have expanded upon rumours for a new Apple external monitor. According to earlier rumours, Apple has planned to launch a more premium alternative to the Studio Display last summer. Allegedly, the 27-inch monitor would combined mini-LEDs with 120 Hz ProMotion support, mirroring recent MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 machines.
Ross Young now claims that Apple has shelved plans for this mini-LED monitor after several launch postponements. Writing on Twitter, the CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants reports that Apple received a few of these panels last year but has since 'killed off the 27″ MiniLED display, at least for now'. Young has not explained why Apple has paused development though, nor why the company has decided against releasing the monitor in its current form.
Conversely, Ming-Chi Kuo asserts that Apple has pushed mass production to late 2024 or early 2025. Hence, the monitor will not be ready in the short term, which is in line with Young's expectations. Still, Kuo states that the monitor will utilise mini-LED technology with a glass backplane for improved panel longevity and thinner bezels, presumably than those in the Studio Display.