Pro Display XDR

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Apple Pro Display XDR
Apple Pro Display XDR logo.svg
TypeComputer monitor
InceptionJune 3, 2019; 5 months ago (2019-06-03)
ManufacturerApple Inc.
SloganBelieving is seeing.

The Apple Pro Display XDR is a 32-inch flat panel computer monitor introduced by Apple on June 3, 2019, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.[1][2][3] It is the first Apple-branded display since the Apple Thunderbolt Display was discontinued in 2016.[4]


The display contains a 6016×3384 6K color-calibrated panel, and its rear cover contains a similar lattice pattern to the third-generation Mac Pro. To improve its contrast ratio and HDR capabilities, it uses blue-colored LEDs for its backlight instead of white, at a higher refresh rate than the display itself, and contains a system of "custom lenses and reflectors". The aforementioned lattice serves as a heatsink: Apple stated that this design gave the display sufficient thermal management to operate "indefinitely" at 1000 nits of brightness across the entire screen, and up to 1600 nits in an environment cooler than 25 °C (77 °F). The display is available with an optional laser-etched glass finish designed to reduce glare.[1][3][5]

It is compatible with all Macs with Thunderbolt 3, but only the 2019 Mac Pro can run the display at full 6K resolution; other Macs are limited to running at 5120×2880 resolution.[6]

Stands are optionally purchasable separately as an accessory, either the "VESA Mount Adapter" or "Pro Stand". Both use a proprietary magnet system to attach the display. The Pro Stand allows for height adjustment and rotation.[7][8]


Shortly after the announcement, the stand came under criticism for being sold as a separate product, and at what was perceived to be an excessive cost for its function—retailing at $999.[9] Gizmodo noted, "the price for Apple’s Pro Stand is so high, the crowd at WWDC 2019 let out an audible gasp when its pricing was announced, and that was in a room filled with reporters, Apple employees, Apple developers, and other assorted Apple followers who really ought to be immune to Apple sticker shock by now."[10]The Verge jokingly dubbed the Pro Stand "the most expensive dongle ever".[7]

Technical specifications[edit]

Model Pro Display XDR[6]
Component 576 LED-backlit LCD
Announce date(s) June 3, 2019
Model number(s) ??
Display 32 inches, TFT IPS active-matrix LCD, glossy glass or Nano-texture glass covered screen, 6K (6016×3384) resolution, LED 576-zone full array local dimming backlight.
16:9 aspect ratio (widescreen)
Pixel density (in pixels per inch) 218
Response time ??
Refresh rate 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz
Colors P3 wide color gamut, 10-bit depth for 1.073 billion colors
Contrast ratio 1,000,000:1
Brightness 1000 nits sustained (full screen), 1600 nits peak
Viewing angle 178° horizontal; 178° vertical
Power input 100-240 V AC @ 50–60 Hz
Material Aluminium frame and glass front
Cables and peripheral connections Cables
  • AC power cord

Peripheral connections

  • Pro Stand
  • VESA Mount Adapter
Dimensions (h × w × d, without stand) 16.2 in × 28.3 in × 1.1 in (41.2 cm × 71.8 cm × 2.7 cm)
Weight (without stand) 16.49 lb. (7.48 kg)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lee, Dami (June 3, 2019). "Apple announces $4,999 Pro Display XDR". The Verge. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Apple unveils powerful, all-new Mac Pro and groundbreaking Pro Display XDR" (Press release). Apple. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Our first look at the new Mac Pro and Pro XDR 6K display". Engadget. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Apple releases the $5,000 Pro Display XDR, a 32-inch, 6K display available this fall". TechCrunch. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "XDR vs. HDR: Why Apple's new 1,000 nit 6K monitor is such a big deal". Digital Trends. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "Pro Display XDR – Technical Specifications". Apple. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Gartenberg, Chaim (June 3, 2019). "Apple's $1,000 Pro Display XDR stand is the most expensive dongle ever". The Verge. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Holland, Patrick (June 3, 2019). "Mac Pro's crazy expensive Pro Display XDR doesn't even come with a stand". CNET. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Woodyatt, Amy (June 5, 2019). "Apple monitor stand that costs more than an iPhone sparks online uproar". CNN. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "How Ridiculous Is Apple's $1,000 Monitor Stand, Really?". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2019-10-19.

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