Apple Won’t Unveil a Display with Integrated GPU at WWDC 2016

As the WWDC 2016 keynote data is already set, the rumour mill has started spilling information of the possibility of a 5K Thunderbolt Display with integrated GPU being one of the wildcards Apple may prepare for the highly anticipated event.

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According to iMore, that’s not the case. Apple doesn’t plan to announce an external GPU (eGPU)-powered Apple Display at the WWDC 2016, iMore’s Rene Ritchie says.

There’d been some speculation on Twitter and rumor reports about Apple possibly introducing a display with an integrated eGPU. Theory being, it would take some of the graphical processing overhead off MacBooks and/or facilitate a single-cable connection that could drive 5K. It sounds cool, but I asked around, and it’s not happening at the keynote or any time in the immediate future.

The information Rene Ritchie has managed to obtain doesn’t dismiss the possibility of a Thunderbolt Display update entirely, which could materialise in the light of Thunderbolt Display stock shortages.

Daring Fireball and 9to5Mac have have heard rumours that Apple is working on a 5120 x 2880 display with integrated GPU.

9to5Mac’s sources say WWDC this year will be a “software year,” suggesting that hardware announcements would be light this year.

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