Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Apple Reportedly Prepping a 5K Thunderbolt Display

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac (emphasis his):

Independently, we have heard some rumblings about what the new display might offer. Finally bringing it up to speed with its Retina display Mac cousins, the new ‘Thunderbolt Display’ will likely feature a 5K resolution display 5120×2880 pixels. Moreover, sources indicate that Apple will take the display in a surprising direction, specifically suggesting that Apple plans to integrate a dedicated external GPU into the display itself…

Good guess, me.

It’s too bad that such a display is likely to work only with brand new Macs, like the upcoming MacBook Pro. I was really — naïvely, if I’m honest — hoping that a Thunderbolt connection and external GPU would mean my poky mid-2012 MacBook Air could run it. I guess you could say that I’m suffering from, uh, pixel envy.

I’ll be here all week, folks.

Update: A (controlled?) leak also published by 9to5Mac says that this year’s WWDC will be software-oriented, so don’t expect new displays or new MacBook Pros. Or a new Mac Pro, for that matter, which is apparently updated on a geological timescale.