Plot Twist: Apple Scraps 27-Inch Monitor, Teases a Secret Card in Its Sleeve, According to Rumors

Goodbye 27 inches. Hello 15 inches

Plot Twist: Apple Scraps 27-Inch Monitor, Teases a Secret Card in Its Sleeve, According to Rumors
David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

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We are getting closer week by week to the next WWDC. This year’s WWDC 2023 promises that in addition to software we will see some hardware, but not a 27-inch monitor. So say the rumors, which despite having given us hope about the possibility of seeing a large monitor from the hand of Apple, do not leave us indifferent, because they tell us of another possible surprise for this WWDC.


Goodbye 27-inch monitor

Apple has reportedly decided to cancel the launch of its 27-inch display with mini-LED and ProMotion technology, according to renowned analyst Ross Young. The display, which had been rumored to launch in summer 2022, has already suffered several delays since then and has finally been canceled. According to Ross, “although some panels had been shipped last year, Apple has abandoned the 27-inch miniLED display, for the time being.”

There is quite a lot of buzz around a larger Apple display than the current ones. Let’s remember, however, that Apple continues to sell two different external monitors: the Studio Display and the Pro Display XDR. In addition, Apple would be developing a new external monitor with 7K resolution, probably the evolution of the Pro Display. Right now, however, we do not know if it will have some kind of new technology such as mini-LED or ProMotion.

However, despite the cancellation of the 27-inch display, there is still a good chance that Apple will present surprises at its upcoming WWDC developer conference, which will be held in June 2023. Mark Gurman already commented that Apple would be preparing “multiple new external displays” with integrated Apple Silicon, but that’s not where things are headed.

Hello 15-inch MacBook Air

Ross Young continues to release predictions on Twitter and in this case it’s good news. The analyst has confirmed that panel production for the 15-inch MacBook Air began in February and ramped up in March, with another increase expected in April. While it is not known exactly when this new model will be released, it is expected to be sometime between late April and early May.

In this context, we should keep in mind that there were already rumors that Apple could launch this new MacBook Air model in April, although right now it seems a bit tight. In previous years, in order not to fill the WWDC with announcements, Apple has presented part of the hardware in a press release just a few weeks before the developers’ conference. Now, this strategy could be repeated for the 15-inch MacBook Air.

Rumor has it that the new computer will feature a 15.5-inch display, placing it between the 13.6-inch model and the 16-inch MacBook Pro. This new model will probably have the same design as the current model with M2 chip, and will represent a somewhat more affordable alternative, considering the screen size, than the Pro range computers.

Right now we do not know which chip the new 15-inch MacBook Air will use, it is expected to be the M2 or M2 Pro, or even the new M3 chip if it is ready for launch in June. A chip that will make an important difference in Apple’s computers as it will be manufactured in TSMC’s new 3 nm process. A change that gives better performance while giving greater autonomy and lower consumption.


The news of the disappearance, even if it was only based on rumors, of a possible 27-inch monitor, is not the best. More if we add to this the impact this may have on a possible iMac of more than 24 inches. In any case, what is clear is that Apple continues to improve display technology, introducing new sizes and that during or even before WWDC 2023, we should see interesting surprises.

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David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

Architect | Founder of | Apple Technologies Trainer | Writer at Softonic and iDoo_tech, formerly at Applesfera

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