It looks like Apple might be working on an 8K version of its iMac desktop all in one machine, according to a recent LG blog post. LG supplied the 5K panel for Apple's well received 5K iMac, which launched last year. The post went as far as to claim that Apple had actually announced “that they will release an iMac 8K this year”.
However, it turns out that Apple has definitely not announced an 8K iMac just yet and LG may have just jumped the gun entirely. The blog post has since been removed but not before news site, Cnet, got a good look and pulled a few quotes. The post said: “Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K' with a super-high resolution display later this year.”
Apple tends to be very secretive and selective of the companies it works with, if LG's claim is true, then Apple won't be particularly happy about this information leak and it could harm future business between the two companies.
Apple's current lineup of iMacs start with 1080p 21.5 Inch models, the 27 inch models come with a 1440p display and then the highest end model comes with a 5K display, powered by Apple's own display timer, which allows the screen to work properly.
We may have only just reached 4K but it looks like display manufacturers are already looking ahead towards 8K super high-resolution displays for consumer use.
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KitGuru Says: If what LG said turns out to be true, then Apple is probably in talks with its lawyers right now. It will be interesting to see if these claims hold any weight, I do also wonder if the 8K iMac will replace the 5K one. Do you guys think we are even ready for 8K just yet? Graphics technology is only just catching up to 4K after all…