If a report by respected analyst Ross Young is correct, Apple’s rumored 27-inch Mini LED display will be available in the first quarter of 2023.
Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young wrote to his Twitter super followers that Apple has now “pushed” the display to a Q1 2023 launch after initially believing that a 2022 debut was in the cards.
The display was first rumored to be released earlier this year, but Young suggested October as a possible release date. That now appears unlikely, with another months-long wait ahead.
Little is known about the display other than its main feature, which is the use of Mini LED technology, which may allow for improved color reproduction, deeper black levels, and more vivid HDR images. All of those features would be beneficial to a display aimed at professionals, but they would also imply a high price tag.
With nothing confirmed, a price of £1,499 / $1,599 / €1,749 for the Studio Display and £4,599 / $4,999 / €5,499 for the Pro Display XDR seems logical at this point.
The reasons for the reported delay are unknown, but ongoing supply constraints may be to blame. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, Apple has struggled to keep products in stock. Those who order a new iPhone 14 Pro today, for example, will face a lengthy delivery wait. Older models, such as the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, fare no better.
However, Apple’s 2022 releases are not yet complete. Rumors suggest that new iPads and M2 Macs will be released before the end of the year.