Once it was revealed that the new Mac Pro could power up to three 4K displays at once, speculation immediately followed about Apple releasing an updated Thunderbolt Display. Rumors have been scare on that front, and a recent slip up in Apple’s online store indicates that the company may be looking to other manufacturers to supply 4K displays.
Yesterday Apple briefly sold Sharp’s new 32-inch LED monitor in several of its European online stores. After the product was spotted, Apple pulled the listing.
The 32-inch Sharp Ultra HD monitor has a resolution of 3840×2160 and was unveiled earlier this year. Apple was selling it for £3,499.00 (around $5,700).
Here’s Sharp’s description of the display:
With its 32″ class (31-½” diagonal) screen size, 3,840 x 2,160 4K Ultra HD and energy efficient edge lit LED backlight, the PN-K321 is ideally suited to a wide range of professional applications in settings where detailed information needs to be displayed with tremendous precision. This super-high resolution display boasts four times the resolution of 1080p full HD, enabling users to view the content of four full HD screens on a single seamless display. IGZO* technology supports increased pixel transparency and reduced current leakage, resulting in lower power consumption.
Dell unveiled its lineup of 4K monitors earlier this week, with a 24-inch model costing $1,399 and a 32-inch model costing $3,499.
It currently remains unclear as to whether Apple will revive its proprietary Thunderbolt Display with 4K any time soon, but it looks like third-party monitors will be sold in the Apple Store. No exact release date for the new Mac Pro has been given yet, but signs point to the computer going on sale in a couple of weeks.