John Paczkowski on tomorrow’s Apple event:
A potential wildcard here: A new display to pair with the Pro. Apple hasn’t fielded a new monitor since introducing the Thunderbolt LED display in 2011. Its latest Mac Pro has enough horsepower to drive three 4K displays simultaneously, and it’s hard to imagine the company debuting it without a new monitor that can take at least some advantage of that.
Given the power of the Pro, it would seem to make sense to upgrade the place where users actually interface with the device — the displays — to match. It has been awhile since Apple has upgraded their displays in a major way and they’re definitely starting to look dated next to the retina displays on the MacBook Pros (as well as iPad). It does feel like it’s time to make the retina (4K) jump here. Especially for professional video editors who will undoubtedly scoop up the Mac Pro. Cost (which will likely be crazy) should be less of an issue at there as well.