How many of you are aware of the fact that 8K displays will be available for purchase next year? Those insane amount of pixels packed in a 4320p resolution is being worked upon by LG, who has further suggested that Apple is reportedly planning to release an 8K supported iMac by the end of 2015. Head over the jump for further information on this revelation from the Korean electronics giant.
LG showcased its 98-inch 8K (7,680 x 4,320 pixels) HDTV – called the Color Prime Ultra – at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 earlier this year, and just a while back, it published an explainer on the 8K technology itself. In all that explanation, LG casually throws in a line or two on Apple looking to release a new iMac with 8K resolution later this year.
According to LG:
“Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year.”
Apple however, has not announced any such plan for the future, and there have been no public indications from the company that would suggest so either. We can go on believing that this statement from LG lacks facts, but then again, this is one of the leading and largest electronics manufacturer in the world, and it would be highly unlikely for LG to suggest so without having access to any such information.
LG has had significant relations with Apple, where the former has been one of the major display suppliers to the Cupertino giant. Knowing this fact, it is possible that LG understands, or has at least some insight into Apple’s roadmap for the future, particularly concerning display technologies. However, this is after all LG that is making the claims, and there’s no reason to not take them seriously.
Apple rocketed to the 5K resolution late last year with the release of the 5K Retina iMac, while it still hasn’t made any significant changes to the Thunderbolt Display since 2011. There is a possibility, given that significant gap, Apple may actually be looking to throw in a larger and sharper display intended as a professional-focused product line.
Are you looking forward to an 8K iMac from Apple, or do you believe that even the the iMac with Retina 5K display is still an overkill for desktop computing. Let us know in the comments section below.