Studio Display Pro: Analyst provides update on the release of Apple's first mini-LED and 120 Hz ProMotion external monitor
Ross Young has provided an update on the whereabouts of Apple's rumoured mini-LED monitor. Expected to feature a 27-inch panel, the so-called Studio Display Pro was thought to be on track for release this June. Potentially, this release date would have lined up with WWDC 2022, scheduled between June 6 and June 10.
However, Young now claims that the monitor's release has been delayed, pushing it way into the autumn. Writing on Twitter, the analyst claims that lockdowns in Shanghai have ruled out manufacturer Quanta having the Studio Display Pro ready in time for a summer announcement. Purportedly, Apple is moving production elsewhere, which has caused delays itself. Young adds that Apple is considering two other locations in China, although not necessarily with Quanta.
As a result, Young now expects Apple to launch the Studio Display Pro in October. Presumably, this would coincide with an Apple Event; details about this have not leaked yet. For reference, Apple introduced the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 at an event last October, alongside the M1 Pro, M1 Max and AirPods 3. As for the Studio Display Pro, rumour has it that Apple will equip this with a 120 Hz ProMotion panel, unlike the current Studio Display.