Apple is back in the display market with its brand new Pro Display XDR, a high-definition and foot-sold professional-looking model sold separately.
Apple’s Mac family with accessories has gone from being primarily desktop computers to including everything within hardware and software, in almost every shape and size. For a number of years, Apple has also been selling its own displays under the Thunderbolt Display and Ultrafine brands, the latter being an LG display.
At WWDC 2019, Apple launched a new Mac Pro and a new operating system, but also a new display called Pro Display XDR. As the name reveals, the model is aimed at professional users, something that is also reflected in the specifications and the pricing.
The screen measures 32 inches and has what Apple calls “6K resolution”, at 6,016 x 3,384 pixels. The panel is an LCD with a maximum brightness of up to 1,600 nits, as well as 10-bit color depth and a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
Interestingly, the screen is sold without a stand, which must be purchased separately. It is called Pro Stand and can be adjusted completely according to the user’s preferences, in depth, height and rotation. You can also swivel to display the image in portrait or landscape mode.
In addition to the stand, there is also another accessory in the form of a VESA mount. This is also sold separately and attached to the back of the screen using magnets. The bracket comes with a $199 price tag.
The Apple Pro Display XDR itself will be launched later in 2019 for no less than $4,999. There is also a matte panel option that costs $5,999, while the Pro Stand is sold separately for $999.