Apple reportedly has several new monitors in the pipeline ready for next year
A new Pro Display XDR and others are likely coming next year
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: New Apple displays
📺 It looks like Apple is working on several new external monitors
🌟 The new slate of displays includes an improved Pro Display XDR
👍 They’ll be outfitted with Apple’s new Silicon chips
⌛ No release date or timeline has been suggested
Apple is reportedly developing multiple new monitors that will feature the company’s Silicon processors, and is expected to launch them next year if all goes according to plan.
According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, the new models include an updated version of the 2019 Pro Display XDR, which looks set to release in late 2023 after the new Mac Pro appears. Other monitors are also planned, but we’ve no word on what they’ll look like just yet.
The displays’ Silicon chips should, according to Gurman, help “the screens rely less on resources from the attached computer”. That’ll be music to the ears of fans of the existing Pro Display XDR. For the princely sum of $4,999 (and the next iteration could well cost more), you’d expect top-of-the-line performance.
It could be a while before we actually see them in the wild, though. Gurman says the relocation of Apple’s production facilities has delayed its hardware manufacturing, but we’ll hopefully hear more about the upcoming slate of releases in the new year.
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As previously reported, the new Mac Pro is shaping up to be a real beast of a machine. It’s now expected to ship with 24 CPU cores and 76 graphics cores, on top of at least 192GB of memory. While it was previously thought to have nearly double the number of CPU and graphics cores, owing to a powerful new M2 Extreme chip, Gurman says Apple has likely scrapped those plans, shelving the Mac Pro’s most powerful iteration.
“The company made the decision because of both the complexity and cost of producing a processor that is essentially four M2 Max chips fused together,” Gurman says. “It also will help Apple and partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. save chip-production resources for higher-volume machines.”
The MacBook Pro is also getting a makeover, arriving in M2 Max and M2 Pro variations. It’ll probably appear early next year, if production isn’t hit with the same problems facing the Mac Pro. Both will mark a big improvement over current M2 models, with the M2 Max likely sporting 12 CPU cores, 38 graphics cores and up to 64GB of memory.
The Mac mini, meanwhile, is expected to arrive at a similar time, but with the same M2 chip currently found inside the MacBook Air. And finally, on top of that, it looks as if Apple is gearing up to launch two upgraded MacBook Pros, probably around March to coincide with the rollout of the next big iOS update.