LG Claims Apple Will Release An 8K iMac This Year
As newer devices continue to release, manufacturers are planning to push the boundaries of screen resolution. We’ve seen Quad HD on smartphones and 4K on TVs and monitors. In 2014, Apple pushed a little further releasing a new iMac with a 5K screen. That’s a resolution 5,120 x 2,880. As if that’s not mind-blowing enough, LG is now claiming that Apple is planning to release another new iMac this year with a massive screen resolution of 7,680 x 4,320. In other words, Quad UHD or 8K.
This claim came through an explainer regarding 8K displays that LG published last week. Within that document came this paragraph.
It has become clear that Japan is planning to launch an 8K SHV test broadcast and then promptly restructure the UHD service. Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year. Korea is also preparing to offer an 8K service demonstration at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. LG Display displayed a new beacon of the 8K era by revealing their 98-inch 8K Color Prime Ultra HDTV at CES 2015.
Obviously LG has mixed up a fact or two here as Apple has not announced, at least not publicly, any intention of releasing an 8K iMac. It could be however that Apple announced this news to their suppliers including LG.
While it isn’t guaranteed Apple will pull through with this, it’s unlikely that LG made this up. The fact that they have so boldly made this statement seriously adds some credibility to what would otherwise be almost certainly fake.
Hopefully Apple will release this new iMac alongside other update products including their standalone monitors and Macbook lineup later this year.
What are your thoughts? Should Apple push the resolution in the iMac this far? What benefits do you think it would bring? Let us know in the comments!