Today marks the end of a rather short era. Apple has officially discontinued its five year old thunderbolt display. The display was released back in 2011 and was a pretty good display for that time. It has a 2560 by 1440 pixels display and a whole host of different features: MagSafe connection, FaceTime HD camera, microphone and thunderbolt port’s among other connections.
Since its release, other manufactures have seriously upped their game with the likes of 4K displays and ultra wide monitors. It’s not as if Apple can’t make a beautiful display – take the 5K display on the 27 inch iMac for example. The price of the display also probably didn’t help it much either, costing around $1000! You can get much better for your money now in 2016.
Its possible that Apple may in fact release an updated thunderbolt display when they release the iPhone 7 in September. It would be nice to see a 5K version, even if most MacBooks today wouldn’t be able to drive that many pixels. We’ll have to wait and see!
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