Apple may be working on 8K display for new Mac Pro

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This may be the first and last display Apple makes with LG.
This may be the first and last display Apple makes with LG.
Photo: LG

It turns out Apple may not be finished making stand-alone displays for the Mac after all.

Apple partnered with LG to create a new 5K Thunderbolt 3 display last year to go with the new MacBook Pro, but according to a new report, the iPhone-maker is working on a new 8K display just for the next generation of Mac Pros.

News of Apple’s upcoming monitor comes from the blog Pike’s Universum which also claims to know the specs Apple will put into the new iMacs coming in October. The site doesn’t have an established track record with hardware leaks, however it has spotted software references to unreleased Macs in the pas, so take this rumor with a healthy serving of salt.

Apple execs revealed earlier this week that a new Mac Pro is on the horizon for 2018 with Apple branded displays. The company didn’t say what type of resolution to expect though.

Details on the upcoming Mac Pro hardware haven’t been revealed, but according to Pike’s report, the next generation machines “will be much more like a PC with the next generation EFI BIOS.”

Before Apple comes out with the new Mac Pro though it will supposedly announce updated iMacs in late October. A “little bird” told Pike’s Universum that the new iMacs will pack Intel E3-1285 v6 processors with up to 64GB of RAM. New AMD graphics could finally bring VR support to the new iMacs. Apple may throw in a brand new keyboard as well.

Even the Mac Mini will reportedly get some love. The report claims the new top-model will be a bit bigger than previous versions, but it’s still unknown when the tiny new Mac will be released.