It was reported earlier this year that tech giant Apple is busy working on a new Thunderbolt display which is to replace the 5-year-old current generation Thunderbolt display. But now Apple has officially announced to discontinue the sale of their aged monitor. This monitor was introduced in 2011, July but never received any update since then. This display is the only first party display to sell by Apple and now this is too going away.
Thunderbolt Display Will be Available in Apple Retail Stores
Apple spokesperson stated in an email that this Thunderbolt display will be available in Apple retail stores, online stores and other Apple authorized sellers which supply fast but once the inventory runs out, this display will not be reloaded. The company has also pointed users towards other third party options that are available for the Mac users.
This display including a resolution of 2560×1440 was liked by many Mac users having a FaceTime HD camera, MagSafe connector, microphone, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet and Thunderbolt ports. But the price was really high and it receives criticism from many users for setting a considerable high price. It carried a price tag of $999 while a 23.5-pound product is available at $949 these days.
Before this announcement from Apple came to light, a speculation was doing round indicating Apple is planning to introduce the next-gen Thunderbolt display which will have a 5K display along with built in GPU. Also, the display was heard to feature a connection via USB-C port over the Thunderbolt 3.
But Apple’s recent declaration says that it is planning to abandon the Thunderbolt display name completely and it seems we will soon be able to experience some new model. So, stay tuned to know when Apple comes out with the new model.