The Apple Pro Display XDR is an LCD Display that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2019 as part of the Pro Display XDR series. This Display has been introduced on December 10, 2019, and its price started at $4999.
All-new Pro Display XDR features 32” Retina 6K LED-backlit IPS HDR Oxide TFT LCD Display with True Tone and ALS (6016 x 3384), Thunderbolt 3 port, three USB-C ports, 1.073 billion colors, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 89° viewing angle, and up to 1600 cd/m2 brightness.
The Pro Display XDR contains a 6016 x 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 “nano-texture” glass finish to reduce glare. The nano-texture version requires a custom “dry polishing cloth” included with the display and sold by Apple to clean it. Apple’s VESA Mount Adapter for the display uses a magnetic system to mount the display.
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 and includes a lock switch that releases rotation when the display has enough clearance to rotate 90 degrees. Sensors in the display automatically rotate the user interface to portrait mode.
Today Apple Pro Display XDR is 3 years old!
Apple Pro Display XDR Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||December 10, 2019|
|Order Number||MWPE2LL/A (Standard glass)|
MWPF2LL/A (Nano-texture glass)
|Original Price||$4,999 (Standard glass)|
$5,999 (Nano-texture glass)
$999 (Pro Stand)
$199 (VESA Mount Adapter)
|Dimensions||28.3” H x 16.2” W x 1.1” D|
71.88 cm H x 41.14 cm W x 2.79 cm D
- Mac Pro 2019 with MPX Module GPUs
- MacBook Pro 15-inch 2018 or later
- MacBook Pro 16-inch 2019 or later
- iMac 21.5-inch 4K 2019 or later
- iMac 27-inch 5K 2019 or later
- Any Mac model with Thunderbolt 3 ports paired with Blackmagic eGPU or Blackmagic eGPU Pro
- macOS 10.15.2 or later
- Optional Pro Stand or VESA Mount Adapter
|Type||Retina 6K LED-backlit IPS HDR oxide TFT LCD Display with True Tone and ALS|
|Brightness||1000 cd/m² (sustained)|
1600 cd/m² (peak)
|Resolutions||6016 x 3384|
|Viewing Angle||89° left|
|Refresh Rate||47.95 Hz|
|Pixel Density||218 ppi|
|Sensors||True Tone technology with dual ambient light sensor (ALS)|
|Ports||1 – Thunderbolt 3|
3 – USB-C
|Maximum Continuous Power||105 W|
Apple Support – Apple Pro Display XDR: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Apple Pro Display XDR Pro Stand: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Apple Pro Display XDR VESA Mount Adapter: Technical Specifications