Well, who would have thought that 8K displays would be available for purchase as early as this year. In its press release a few days back, LG announced it is working on a 4320p super resolution display – the “next-generation of high-resolution 8K”. It gave details about this super display and about its partnership with Apple among others.
Usually, Apple keeps its plans secret but LG Display has inadvertently leaked this information while mentioning its own 8K 98-inch (7680 x 4320 pixels) Ultra HDTV that the Korean giant had showcased at this year’s CES show.
The LG press release says, “Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year.” However, Apple hasn’t announced any such plans about a new iMac with 8K display in the near future.
Apple released a 27-inch retina iMac with a retina 5K super resolution display last year, having 14.7 million pixels (5120 x 2880 pixels), 4 times more than the standard 27-inch iMac. So developing an 8K iMac doesn’t seem impossible for the Cupertino giant but upgrading the iMac so quickly to such high resolution does seem a bit unusual. And for LG to out Apple’s future product plans is even more unusual. Of course, it might have been a mistake and LG has since then taken down the post.