LG Claims Apple Will Release an 8K iMac Later This Year

LG Claims Apple Will Release an 8K iMac Later This Year

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In a blog post on the next-generation of high-resolution 8K displays, LG says that Apple will release an 8K iMac later this year.

The company notes that high-resolution content which provides realistic images and a true sense of immersion has moved beyond 4K to super-high-resolution 8K. It then offers some examples of the move towards 8K.

It has become clear that Japan is planning to launch an 8K SHV test broadcast and then promptly restructure the UHD service. Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year. Korea is also preparing to offer an 8K service demonstration at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. LG Display displayed a new beacon of the 8K era by revealing their 98-inch 8K Color Prime Ultra HDTV at CES 2015.

Notably, in February, VESA announced Embedded DisplayPort Standard 1.4a which brings support for 8K displays. Also interesting is that the 8K resolution of 7680x4320 is exactly three times the resolution of a 2560x1440 iMac.

It's likely that the post by LG was a slip up and will be edited shortly. Let us know what you think of the claim in the comments. Is Apple likely to release an 8K iMac?

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LG Claims Apple Will Release an 8K iMac Later This Year

LG Claims Apple Will Release an 8K iMac Later This Year
Greg O'Brien - April 7, 2015 at 6:18pm
TBH i cant see apple cannibalizing its current imac in favor for a new one, which would lose trust with early adapters. What are due for updates is the mac pro and the late Cinema display. 8k pro users makes more sense than 8k all-in-one home users. ATI has new cards in the pipeline which may be used in the pro, sorry Nvidia fans.
Gu - April 7, 2015 at 1:43pm
What for? The panels would need to be massive to take advantage of an 8k resolution, that and cost double to triple of what the going rate for a 5k iMac. The naked eye cannot even see that resolution at distances comparable to a much larger display.
SimonSays - April 6, 2015 at 2:47pm
Nope. Don't see this happening so soon.
Nat - April 6, 2015 at 3:37pm
Yeah right. Like you can judge against what apple confirms in the article. Besides they did the impossible with 5k.
Ren - April 6, 2015 at 7:47pm
Dell did it and LG copy for Apple. Facts!
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