Apple Thunderbolt Displays No More

June 25, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It seems like Apple has no plans to have its Thunderbolt displays upgraded. Apparently, the company is no more interested in continuing its $999-priced display unit, and has now officially pulled the wires off the Thunderbolt displays.

The official confirmation follows the rumours that Apple will have its Thunderbolt displays upgraded with 4K or 5K displays. The current line-up of Thunderbolt displays featured a resolution of the 2560×1440 pixels. The new Thunderbolt displays were expected to be making debut during WWDC 2016, but it never happened.

It was even speculated that the upgraded display units will be arriving with in-built GPU units for powering up the UHD graphics. Those predictions have now been flushed off to the dustbin with the arrival of an official confirmation of Thunderbolt discontinuation, given by Apple spokespersons.


Accordingly, the production and supply of Thunderbolt display has been stopped. But it does mean that users can still grab a piece if the stocks are available at Apple’s retail stores, authorized resellers, or at Apple has also put forward a better idea in case they miss out on a unit; to jump to third-party options, which are available in plenty.

The external IPS monitor from the company has been in the markets since 2011. The standard resolution displays featured a 720p camera facing the front, and also a FireWire 800 port.

It needs to be seen whether Apple will be offering a replacement product in the near time. As of now, the company has invested their display interests in the iMac lineup that houses 4K and 5K variants.

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