It is being reported that Apple is testing a new external display with an A13 Bionic SoC that can be next-gen to the Pro Display XDR revealed years back in December 2019. It could serve as the actual powerhouse augmenting the PC attached to it.
Sources familiar with the matter told 9to5Mac that Apple’s new display, codenamed J327, will feature an Apple-made SoC – perhaps even the A13 Bionic chip from the iPhone 11 family. A display with an integrated chip could help Macs handle high-resolution graphics without taxing the computer’s processor, or perhaps enable smart features like AirPlay.
9to5Mac is told that the company’s new display, codenamed J327, will come with an Apple-made SoC – even the iPhone 11 family’s A13 Bionic chip. A display with an integrated chip could help Macs handle high-resolution graphics without taxing the computer’s processor, or perhaps enable smart features such as AirPlay.
The display will also come with a neural engine to accelerate machine learning tasks. It is yet to be known that how exactly Apple will make its use in a display.
The publication mentioned that Apple’s plans could change, urging how the original Pro Display XDR didn’t debut with all of the features it was said to come with. Moreover, we don’t have a timeline for the new display nor do we have any information regarding other specifications other than the few things discussed above.
Earlier this year the rumor mill suggested Apple is also working on a lower-priced external monitor. When the report came in January, it was described as being in the early development phase and could debut as a successor to the Thunderbolt Display that Apple discontinued years back in 2016.