While the new iMac's 27-inch Retina 5K display is still carving its way into the mainstream market, Apple this year might take one-step ahead and unveil an iMac featuring an 8K (7680x4320 pixels) resolution Retina display, at least as per an LG press note.
LG last week published a note on 8K screens, which has now been removed from the LG newsroom website, calling it the future of display technology. The press note, via 9to5Mac, explicitly mentions "Apple has also announced that [it] will release the 'iMac 8K' with a super-high resolution display later this year."
The Cupertino-based tech firm has not yet announced any plans on launching an iMac with Retina 8K display this year. If Apple does launch such an iMac model, it should not come as too much of a surprise that LG is the manufacturer, as it is arguably Apple's biggest display partner apart from already making the iMac with Retina 5k Display, and has also showcased a 98-inch 8K Colour Prime Ultra HDTV at this year's CES 2015.
Apple last year leapfrogged several all-in-one desktop displays by launching an iMac with 27-inch Retina 5K (5120x2880 pixels) resolution display. The desktop featuring a 14.7 million pixel display, faster CPU and graphics, Fusion Drive, and Thunderbolt 2, later was launched in India at Rs. 1,79,900.
HP and LG later followed Apple earlier this year by launching 5K displays. HP during the CES 2015 launched its 5K IPS monitor named HP Z27q.
LG too last month launched a 105-inch 5K Ultra HD (UHD) resolution television set at a price tag of Rs. 59,99,900. The 5K (5120x2160 pixels) panel television set features an IPS display with a CineScope 21:9 aspect ratio. It also features 7.2 channel audio with 150 Watt speakers from Harmon/Kardon.