Will the next Apple iMac have 8K resolution?

Should we get excited...?


AJ Dellinger


Published Apr 6, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 3:33 am CDT

Apple hasn’t been its usual secretive self in recent years, but a new potential leak comes not from an internal source but what appears to be a PR gaffe. In a press release titled “Next generation of High-resolution 8K,” Apple display supplier LG let slip the possibility of an 8K Apple iMac monitor.

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The press release, which has been up since March 31, 2015 and remains unchanged, states, “Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year.”

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Here’s the thing: Apple hasn’t announced that. In fact, the company just announced a refresh to the 27-inch iMac last fall that upgraded the screen to a 5K display, packing in 14.7-million pixels. LG’s 8K “Quad Ultra-High Definition” technology offers a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels, doubling the resolution of the 4K display and offering four times as many pixels.

The current iMac already has a pretty solid display, and it’s barely been available for six months. It would be unlikely for Apple to immediately one-up itself, and incredibly uncharacteristic to do so by slipping in a single line about a new product in a partnering company’s press release.

Either Apple is truly sitting on an 8K iMac and didn’t intend to out the product until later this year or LG excitedly announced a product that doesn’t exist. We’ve reached out to LG and Apple for comment and will update this story if either respond.

H/T Appleinsider Photo via Apple

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*First Published: Apr 6, 2015, 5:44 pm CDT