The American tech giant, Apple after continuing for 5 years without any update has officially announced to discontinue its current display. Thunderbolt, a 27-inch display is the only display made by the company which was debuted in the year 2011. No replacement for the large sturdy display was announced by the company. Thunderbolt is more likely to launch 4k or 5k version of the display soon.
Apple spokesperson clarified that the Thunderbolt display will be still available in the Apple’s online store and in its authorized retail stores while supplies will last. It was also explained that once the display is out of stock, it will not be supplied. The company has also noted that distinct 3rd party options are available for Mac users.
“We’re discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display. It will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users,” said an Apple spokesperson in a Statement.
Thunderbolt display offers a 2560×1440 resolution, which was often criticized for not being updated. But truly speaking Thunderbolt has always been working great for years. This display made many users to connect to MacBook or other Macs for extra screen real estate. Well, the $999 display has finally come to an end forcing the consumers to go with HP, Dell, Samsung or other monitors.
Currently, the company already trades a best-in-class 5K display in iMac. There was a hope that the Thunderbolt would be parallel updated to iMac display. But very surprisingly it was noted that this large-external display has become limited. While the speculations still revolves that Apple is working on a new Thunderbolt Display with a 5K resolution and built-in GPU. And in addition the display is expected to feature connection via a USB-C port.
Well, the facts are still unknown whether a successor of Thunderbolt display will be announced or Apple is getting out of the monitor business. Anyhow the “Thunderbolt Display” name is resigning. The display announced this fall is expected to bear a name like “Apple 5k Display.” Apple is expected to launch its thinner MacBook Pros with an OLED screen and a touch ID.