Is Apple Working On An Ultra HD 5K iMac?

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jn77

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Eh, the standards are "Standard" 480 lines, Low Def (720p), High Def (1080p), 4k, and 8k. There is also a 15k standard. what is 5k? lol Only apple.
 

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Eh, the standards are "Standard" 480 lines, Low Def (720p), High Def (1080p), 4k, and 8k. There is also a 15k standard. what is 5k? lol Only apple.
Dell released a 5k display a little while ago.

5k will arrive before 8k. The k "standards" are really not exact science, just resolution near even 1000's, as we are too lazy to say things like 2880p.
 

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Eh, the standards are "Standard" 480 lines, Low Def (720p), High Def (1080p), 4k, and 8k. There is also a 15k standard. what is 5k? lol Only apple.
Dell released a 5k display a little while ago.

5k will arrive before 8k. The k "standards" are really not exact science, just resolution near even 1000's, as we are too lazy to say things like 2880p.
no to lazy, 4k sounds more impressive than 2160p
 

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I'm sure it must be a bit confusing to avergae consumers that they first measured resolution VERTICALLY (e.g. 720p, 1080p), and now suddenly do a 90 degree turn and measure it HORIZONTALLY (4k, 5k etc).
 

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@nitruim: Yes I noticed that naming gimmick, too, because at first I thought 4K had 16X the pixels than 1080p rather than actually 4X.

I don't see why they are introducing 5k when 4k has not even popularized enough yet, is still too expensive, and is too much for a typical graphics card to handle well. We need a good 5 years until 4k is normal.
 

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It's pretty obvious that UHD is anything above 1080p, and that QHD is 4k and up.
NO. UHD is 3840x2160 and nothing else. 4K is 4096x2160, it's a cinema standard whose name has been stolen for marketing a consumer one.

I'm sure it must be a bit confusing to avergae consumers that they first measured resolution VERTICALLY (e.g. 720p, 1080p), and now suddenly do a 90 degree turn and measure it HORIZONTALLY (4k, 5k etc).
"avergae" consumer deserves that for being uneducated about something as simple as screen resolutions.
 

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I don't see why they are introducing 5k when 4k has not even popularized enough yet, is still too expensive, and is too much for a typical graphics card to handle well. We need a good 5 years until 4k is normal.
5X is essentially 4 times 2560x1440p, or QHD. For the past couple of years 1080p has been marked as the consumer standard, and QHD for "graphic professionals". now that 4K is being marketed as the new consumer standard, graphic professionals need their QHD doubled on both axis as well :)
 

mrmez

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Can't wait for this.
You can criticise apple for a lot, but not resolution.

I'm on a 2009 2560x1440 27" iMac. It should be considered ancient, but still one of the best screens around.
 

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Good now we can pay 25k for a brand new imac. Woohooo. This being geared for graphic designers I would demand a cintiq to be placed in the screen as well. Since I already know this is going to be around 20k
 

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Dell is going to sell their 5k monitor for $2500. How is Apple going to make an iMac out of that thing? Who's going to want to spend $3000 on a barebones iMac?
 

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Dell is going to sell their 5k monitor for $2500. How is Apple going to make an iMac out of that thing? Who's going to want to spend $3000 on a barebones iMac?
iPeople...
There are always those who are willing to pay. No doubt on that!
 

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This seems wildly unlikely. The price level required is completely out of the ball park for the iMac's intended market. I could see Apple having their own 5K monitor for the Mac Pro workstation users but more for showing off than expecting to sell any large number before it becomes more affordable.

What would really be the appeal? You could drive multiple 4K monitors for the same investment and end up with a lot more pixel real estate in the process.
 

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It's pretty obvious that UHD is anything above 1080p, and that QHD is 4k and up.
Where did you come up with that? QHD (or Quad HD) is 2560x1440, which is four times 1280x720.

UHD (Ultra HD) is specifically 3840x2160, or four times FHD.
 

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Really doesn't matter. This is aimed at professionals, but there has been more reason to adopt 21:9 standard monitors instead of the 16:9 we have right now. I don't think pasting 2 panels together will be successful and screen real estate is more useful then pixel density.
 

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"Work-on" as if they're inventing it lol! It already exists, they're just finding someone who manufacturers it, slapping an Apple enclosure on it, and marketing it heck out of it.
 
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