Yesterday, display analyst Ross Young said that Apple had canceled plans for a 27-inch mini-LED display with ProMotion. However, today analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that such a display (which I like to call the “Studio Display Pro”) is still in the work.
From his tweet: It’s slated for mass production in 2024 or early 2025, boasting all the features one would expect from a high-end monitor.
Utilizing mini-LED technology, and the most notable design change is to switch the material of the mini-LED backplane from the PCB found in current Apple products to glass.
The benefits of adopting a glass backplane include a thinner panel thickness, a narrower bezel, an extended product lifespan, etc.
If/when it arrives, unlike the US$1,599 Studio Display, the Studio Display Pro is expected to support ProMotion technology for refresh rates up to 120MHz. The display will probably cost more than the “non-Pro” version, but far less than the $4,999, 6K Pro Display XDR.