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LG says Apple is planning to release 8K iMac later this year

Apple is working on a “super-high-resolution” iMac with an astonishing 8K display, according to its manufacturing partner LG Display.

In a blog post on Monday, LG Display spoke of the future of screen technology  and claimed Apple is planning a follow up to its well-received iMac Retina Display 5K all-in-one by taking things to the next level.

The company wrote (via CNET) “Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year.”

Of course, Apple has actually announced no such thing, but if it were were planning such a move LG Display is likely to be in the know, having manufactured the 5K iMac’s display.

If LG is indeed correct in its assertions (and it’s not a case of poorly fact-checked writing), then Apple is likely to be fuming. The company keeps its products a closely guarded secret and such a careless slip is unlikely to go over well.

Last year Apple wowed with its 5K iMac display, packing a resolution of 5120 x 2880. The 27-inch Retina 5K Display delivered 67 per cent more pixels than a 4K display.

Read more: Samsung 110-inch 8K TV hands on review

The 14.7 million pixel screen offered video editors the chance to view full size 4K video while still seeing their editing tools on the same display. An 8K version of the iMac would push the envelope even further.

Had LG let it slip or is it more likely the firm’s display unit has gotten its wires crossed? Share your thoughts below.

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