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Studio Display with mini LED not launching anytime soon

Studio Display launched in March 2023 with a 5K LED display

Previous rumors pointed to a spring 2023 update for the Studio Display with mini LED since the original's launch — but a reliable leaker says that isn't going to happen.

The Studio Display was announced on March 8, 2022, as a 5K display more affordable than the high-end Pro Display XDR. Rumors before its release expected a pro 7K model to launch, but it has apparently been pushed back multiple times.

The most recent rumor in October 2022 from display supply chain analyst Ross Young pointed to an early 2023 launch. This model would be a 27-inch mini-LED-backlit model with more bells and whistles.

Now, speaking to MacRumors, Ross Young is saying that he hasn't seen any signs of the display entering mass production, signaling a launch is not imminent. He's been one of the few rumor sources pushing that the higher-end Studio Display is coming, having predicted it first in March for a release in June 2022.

A different analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, briefly weighed in on the subject in March, contradicting Young. He said that Apple wouldn't release another new product with mini LED in 2022, which was correct. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro was updated but already had mini LED.

Young has multiple sources from within Apple's supply chain, but it isn't clear what might be happening inside Apple's walls as it pertains to the production process for this rumored monitor.

Without a new release window for the mini LED Studio Display, it could be a while before the updated model is announced.