New Apple external monitors should cover price ranges between the $1,600 Studio Display and the high-end $5,000 Pro Display XDR model.
Pro Display XDR
Before the end of 2019, Apple launched the Pro Display XDR. It's a high-end standalone screen that's designed for professionals. And, as such, it's also equipped with a pretty high price tag. But, since then, the company has gone relatively quiet on a successor. That may change soon.
Apple launched the brand new, completely overhauled 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro with a Liquid Retina XDR display not too long ago. And the company's Pro Display XDR has been around for quite some time. But for owners of the hardware, there may be some issues with the screen brightness that Apple is now addressing.
Three external Apple displays are said to be in development, one of which is an updated Pro Display XDR that could be powered by Apple silicon.
A new external Apple display with Face ID could be in the works, incorporating the A13 Bionic chip along with the company's dedicated machine learning accelerator, dubbed Neural engine.
Apple must add a footnote to its Pro Display XDR product page in the United Kingdom to clarify the monitor's P3 wide color gamut in stricter terms than before to stop misleading users.
The Pro Display XDR is not a cheap monitor. But, with that price tag comes notable benefits. And in an effort to make sure the display offers the best viewing experience, Apple is helping with that.
It was rumored to be happening just last week, but now it's official: Apple Card now offers installment plans, with 0% financing, for a wide range of new Apple-branded products.
Last year, Apple introduced the Pro Display XDR alongside the brand new Mac Pro. And, since then, Apple's standalone display has earned plenty of accolades.
There is a lot of technology baked into things like the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. So it's not surprising that Apple would like to show some of that off.
HDTVTest reviewer Vincent Teoh took Apple's Pro Display XDR through its paces, concluding that the $5,000 monitor fails to offer performance on par with Sony's BVM-HX310 reference display that takes advantage of dual-layer LCD technology and costs $43,000.
Apple's first HDR display is designed for professionals, and it has a price tag to match. The good news is that reviews for the new standalone display are positive.