In an entry on Apple display partner LG Display’s corporate news blog, the company claims Apple will be releasing an “iMac 8K,” with an 8K display later this year. The mention was found in a blog entry promoting 8K display technology.
“It has become clear that Japan is planning to launch an 8K SHV test broadcast and then promptly restructure the UHD service. Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year. Korea is also preparing to offer an 8K service demonstration at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. LG Display displayed a new beacon of the 8K era by revealing their 98-inch 8K Color Prime Ultra HDTV at CES 2015.”
The blurb is factually incorrect, as Apple has not announced any 8K iMacs, nor have any rumors indicated as much.
The mention of the announcement could simply be an error on the part of LG Display, however, the company has long been a display supplier for Apple, and would be in a position to know such information.
Apple began offering an iMac with a 5K display to customers late last year, yet it has not updated its stand-alone 27-inch monitor since 2011. So, it is possible the company may be looking at an 8K professional monitor offering.
As mentioned above, this mention could simply be an error on LG’s part, and at the very least should be treated as an unconfirmed rumor until we learn more.