Apple Pro Display XDR Supports iMac Pro, but Limits Resolution to 5K

Apple Mac Pro and Pro Display XDRApple released the Pro Display XDR alongside the new Mac Pro. The Pro Display XDR is a 32-inch 6K display and as expected it didn’t support iMac Pro. Now users are reporting that it supports iMac Pro but with a caveat.

Thomas Grove Carter has tested the Pro Display XDR with iMac and has published his findings on Twitter. The good part is that iMac Pro does work with Pro Display XDR, however, it limits the maximum resolution to 5K instead of 6K. On the other hand, the newest display from Apple supports 2019 iMacs, 16-inch MacBook Pro, and 15-inch MacBook Pro.

He has also put up an image of Pro Display XDR placed right next to the iMac Pro. As you can see the bezels on the iMac Pro are humongous and look dated.

The Pro Display XDR has a starting price tag of $4,999, with customers required to buy the Pro Stand separately for $999. There’s also a cheaper VESA mount available for $199. The nano-texture matte coating variant of the Pro Display XDR costs $5,999. The Apple Pro Display XDR is 32-inch in size and offers 6K resolution. Lastly, you can order the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR from Apple’s website.

If you are planning to pair Pro Display XDR with the iMac Pro, then be mindful of the limitation. It might seem very minute, but it just doesn’t feel right to restrict an expensive top of the line display to 5K as opposed to the maximum 6K resolution.