Back in 2011, Apple unveiled their new Thunderbolt display but fast forward to today, Apple has yet to make any changes or upgrades, namely in the 4K variety which is odd considering that the Cupertino company’s upcoming Mac Pro computers will come with the ability to support up to three 4K displays at once. Perhaps something could be in the works, according to a post on Reddit where a poster claims that Taiwanese manufacturer, AUO, has begun the manufacturing of display panels with 4K resolution at both 27” and 32” varieties.
According to the poster, “These are the first 4k (well QFHD/UHD) panels manufactured using DisplayPort signaling, which all Apple LCD displays use and is fully compatible with Thunderbolt without any additional signal processing. I’d expect these to release as the Apple Thunderbolt 2 displays along with the release of the new Mac Pro.” AUO has supplied to Apple in the past, such as with the first iPad mini although the contract reportedly ended as AUO could not produce enough on time. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but who else is looking forward to 4K Thunderbolt displays? More importantly, how much will these bad boys cost?