Apple’s Upcoming Pro Display To Offer 8K Resolution

Apple’s most affordable Mac starts at just $499. Described as a BYODKM desktop computer (Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard and Mouse), it’s just an inch and a half tall and weighs 2.6 pounds.

They’re calling it Mac mini and it comes with four USB 3 ports, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, HDMI video output, Gigabit Ethernet, an SD card slot and more.

That’s according to a source, cited by the Pike’s Universe blog, that’s usually “pretty accurate”. The comment suggests that Apple’s next flagship Mac mini model could feature a taller chassis in order to accommodate for more powerful hardware.

A little bird told the site that the new Mac Pro will be more like a PC and could be paired with a new 8K display. Apple has confirmed that a redesigned Mac Pro and a new Pro Display are in the works.

The current-generation Mac mini is available in three models:
  • $499 Mac mini—Intel’s fourth-generation 1.4GHz dual-core Core i5 CPU with four gigabytes of RAM, 500GB hard drive and integrated Intel HD Graphics 500.
  • $699 Mac mini—Intel’s fourth-generation 2.6GHz dual-core Core i5 processor with eight gigabytes of RAM, 1TB hard drive and integrated Intel Iris graphics.
  • $999 Mac mini—Intel’s fourth-generation 2.8GHz dual-core Core i5 processor with eight gigabytes of RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive and integrated Intel Iris graphics.
Apple is also working on a 8K display for the next generation of Mac Pro’s, which by the way will be much more like a PC with the next generation EFI BIOS. 

Existing 8K displays cost around $5,000 to buy, and it is a fairly safe assumption that any display of that ilk made and then sold by Apple will be at least that expensive, if not considerably more. Apple’s displays were never inexpensive prior to its decision to not offer one for sale of late, and while that is likely the reason it didn’t sell many, we don’t see much chance that anything will change in that regard when this new 8K display goes on sale sometime next year.

Lastly, the blog shared claimed tech specs for the new iMacs that are coming down the pike later this year. The upcoming all-in-one desktops should ship with Intel’s faster Xeon E3 chips, ECC RAM up to 64 gigabytes, Thunderbolt 3/USB-C and more.


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