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.
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.”
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.
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