Apple's 27-inch MiniLED monitor is probably real but delayed

Apple Mac Studio Studio Display Photoshop
Apple Mac Studio Studio Display Photoshop (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • A October release date for this newest model is possible.
  • It was supposed to get a mid-year release date, but COVID changed this.
  • It's possible the rumor could be about a possible next-gen iMac Pro.

In October, we heard Apple was prepping a 27-inch MiniLED monitor that would be released sometime in 2022. Today, Ross Young, the CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), took to Twitter to confirm the news. But unfortunately, a production delay means the display won't get released until October.

According to Young, the monitor was originally going to be produced at Quanta in Shanghai, which is currently locked down because of COVID. Because of this, production is being moved to a different location.

On Twitter, DSCC's Young stated:

Apple leak! The 27" MiniLED monitor has been delayed as it was going to be produced at Quanta in Shanghai, which has been locked down. Production is in the process of being moved to a different location and has been delayed. It now looks like an October release.

In March, Apple revealed the Mac Studio, one of the best Macs in recent memory. At the same time, it discontinued the 27-inch iMac. At the same time, it also introduced the 27-inch 5K Retina Studio Display, which now sits beside the 32-inch Pro Display XDR.

Though there's no reason to believe Young's tweet isn't accurate, this remains a rumor. This product could be the also rumored next-generation iMac Pro or something else entirely. Stay tuned.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.