LG Press Release Claims Apple Will Debut Quad UHD ‘iMac 8K’ Later This Year

A press release published by Apple partner LG last week claims it has insight on what Apple’s next iMac plans are, as noticed by a reader of AppleInsider. The post which details the “next-generation of high-resolution 8K”, says Apple will debut the “iMac 8K” later this year:

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.

Quad ultra high definition 8K has a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320, which is double that of 4K resolutions. Apple last fall announced their 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display—which housed a display from LG.

It could be possible LG has accidentally ‘leaked’ Apple’s upcoming iMac plans, or the press release admission was made in error. You’d think an Apple partner would have better checks and balances to prevent spilling the beans like this, if indeed true.

Quad uhd 8k

At CES 2015, LG announced a 98-inch 8K UHD display; meanwhile, consumers are still slowly updating their televisions and computer monitors to 4K.

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  • dannymalt

    Wait, so the “Next-Gen Apple TV Will Not Support 4K Video Streaming” because the world just isn’t ready for it (http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/apple-tv-4k-video/). But an 8K iMac monitor the world does need?

  • This is either a BS rumour just to grab headlines from LG, or the makings of the Apple TV that has been rumoured for a long time now. No one needs an 8K iMac monitor, and Apple wouldn’t release something on top of something they’ve just updated recently.

  • Shameer Mulji

    It either can be the makings of the Apple TV or a display to be used with the next iteration of the Mac Pro, possibly 32″ screen size.

  • Al

    Nope. App insider got the story wrong. Apple never announced anything. LG fabricated the story.