No wait, Apple IS still working on an ‘Studio Display Pro’ with ProMotion 

I’m still hoping that Apple will release a “Studio Display Pro” with ProMotion support this year.

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. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.