Apple could launch a new 27-inch iMac by the end of this year which is going to be of ultra HD Retina display with 5K Resolution, according to Digitimes.
The upcoming Thunderbolt display will have a whopping 5,120-by-2,880 pixel resolution versus the 2,560-by-1,440 pixel resolution on the current Thunderbolt Display.
However it remains unclear how the existing Apple Monitors such as late 2013 iMac and Macbook pro and Retina Display of Macbook pro(Mid 2014) uses one Thunderbolt port and still can power only 4K Display resolutions.
MacRumors speculate that the rumored Retina Thuderbolt Display would actually support “Cinema 4K” resolution rather than the 5K one.“Such a monitor would also be able to take advantage of the 20 Gbps data transfer rate of Thunderbolt 2 to stabilize performance at a high resolution,” author Richard Padilla of MacRumors.
Rumors of an iMac with Retina display have been around for years, but as of yet the only Macs with high-resolution panels are the company’s MacBook Pro lineup. The company is also rumored to be working on a redesigned 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display.