When The 5K Wasn’t Enough – Apple Launching 8K Retina iMac Later This Year


Apple upped the bar significantly last year with the launch of the 5K Retina iMac. With the 5K display the Retina iMac comes with 67% more pixels than your standard 4K display and 7 times the pixels of an HD TV. But that's not where Apple's plans for high resolution desktops end it seems, as LG, one of the company's display partners has outed that the company has something even bigger in the works.


LG Outs Apple's 8K Retina iMac With Device Tipped For Next Year

In a press release last week, discovered today by folks over at AppleInsider, Apple's display partner LG has made some impressive claims indeed. In what seems to be a move to tout the credibility of its own display technology, the manufacturer says that Apple is all set for a Retina iMac update this year. According to the press release, "Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year". The announcement must have been made in private as we have no recollection of Apple having announced any details about the iMac this year.

Looks like Cupertino really loves its high resolution displays as its been just more than half a year when the company announced the 5K Retina iMac, and already we're seeing word about its upgrade. With an 8K resolution, also dubbed as Quad UHD, you'll be able to get four times as many pixels as in a 4K display. This amounts to a total pixel count of 14.7 million, with a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320, effectively meaning that you wont be missing any details out on that screen of yours, no matter how small they are. Does a 8K display sound a bit rushed at this stage? Or should Apple keep on updating its screens to stay ahead of the curve? Let us know in the comments section and stay tuned for the latest updates.