LG managed slipped into the press release: “Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year.”
Jobs’ Mob hasn’t announced anything regarding an 8K display and in any event Apple never talks about unannounced products. It will also be jolly cross that a supplier leaked the information rather than it be presented to loving fans at one of its Nuremberg rally style press conferences.
Apple Insider found the press release but it was actually issued on March 31. This has lead some to believe it that it was an April fool’s gag. However it was not funny and was part of a press release which was jolly serious.
To put this in some perspective Apple’s 5K iMac was announced back in October to cheers and comments about it being ground breaking. The appearance of an 8K iMac this soon would be highly unusual because that would mean two in the same year.
LG’s 8K display technology is dubbed “Quad Ultra-High Definition,” with a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels. That’s two times the resolution of a 4K screen, with four times the number of pixels. Even without Apple, the announcement is significant.