The Pro Display XDR stand being out of stock is unsurprising

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in Future Apple Hardware edited September 2023

As noticed across the internet on Thursday, the Apple Pro Display XDR Pro Stand is sold out -- but that should surprise nobody, as it is the seventh time it's been gone in the last year.

Apple's Pro Display XDR
There's a reason why it was right on the desk in our picture



The Pro Stand for the Apple Pro Display is in fact, out of stock. It's always been a tough get.

When we looked at the monitor when it shipped, we couldn't get one, because there were none to be had. And, that stand has been out of stock for more than a few days seven times since September 1, 2022. This includes most of January, and half of February.

Since release, it's been out of stock for a week or more 20 times. Most of that was in the heat of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, so count that as you will.

Sometimes, a sell-out means a product is being replaced. Nearly all of the time, especially in the last three years, it doesn't. But, like 9to5Mac said on Thursday evening, there are rumors about an OLED version, and a larger version coming.

The Pro Display XDR launched in 2019 at the same time as the Intel-based Mac Pro, so it's not a new product. It lacks high refresh rates, but there may not be a 120Hz 6K panel at that pixel density routinely available yet.

The new monitors are said to incorporate Apple Silicon in some form, in the same fashion as the Studio Display. The chip handles processing of display-related tasks, taking part of the workload off the connected Mac, as well as enabling some extra features.

Earlier rumors about a Pro Display XDR successor propose it having a 7K resolution, and that it could implement a 32-inch panel.

For now, though, the existing model remains one of the only 6K monitors on the market. Andthe VESA mount remains available.

Mac releases are expected in October, and not in September. And, you'd think a Pro Display XDR replacement would have been released alongside the new Mac Pro at WWDC.

Update Sept. 1 5:27 PM ET. The Pro Stand is back in stock.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    thttht Posts: 5,347member
    Apple is stuck in a box, waiting on Thunderbolt 5. They really need to have TB5 to do 5K/6K at 120 Hz or 7K/8K at 60 Hz. They can use HDMI, but that is not the single cable feature they want.

    So, an update for any of their external monitors is perhaps simply waiting for TB5. Not having 90 Hz or 120 Hz for their next monitor is going to be a bit of a feature miss. They need to have at least 10 Gbit/s USBC ports. With TB5, they could daisy chain two 5K 60 Hz monitors, and have bandwidth left over for the 6 USBC ports between the two, at 10 to 20 Gbit/s.
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  • Reply 2 of 5
    In Denmark via the official Apple Store app:

    —Delivery in 2-3 weeks (standard glass and nano glass)


    September 2, Saturday morning.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 6,813administrator
    rundhvid said:
    In Denmark via the official Apple Store app:

    —Delivery in 2-3 weeks (standard glass and nano glass)


    September 2, Saturday morning.
    That's consistent with what it's been for the last two years, when it's been available.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    So Apple sold the only one in stock since 2019, and now it is on backorder.  Only a fool would buy that stand.  I would imagine most spend $200 for the VESA mount, also a rip-off, and mount it to an arm instead.

    It is always great to go back and watch WWDC 2019 when the poor guy was booed off the stage when he announced the $999 price tag for a stand!  The look on his face is classic, totally not expecting the crowd to boo.  
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  • Reply 5 of 5
    Rogue01 said:
    So Apple sold the only one in stock since 2019, and now it is on backorder.  Only a fool would buy that stand.  I would imagine most spend $200 for the VESA mount, also a rip-off, and mount it to an arm instead.

    It is always great to go back and watch WWDC 2019 when the poor guy was booed off the stage when he announced the $999 price tag for a stand!  The look on his face is classic, totally not expecting the crowd to boo.  
    It’s really funny how so many here criticize Apple over a product that they would never buy.
    A $5000 monitor with a $1000 stand is clearly not meant for your average consumer or prosumer.

    The studios that would buy this, probably already have professional displays north of $20,000. Camera lenses that are worth $50,000 a pop.
    When looked at from that angle $1000 for just a stand, is really chump change for them.
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