Apple 15" LCD No Longer Available

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Apple's 15" LCD Screen is no longer available from Apple's online store.

We reported last week that the 15" LCD Screen and the 15" LCD iMac were close to being discontinued. It appears that at least the 15" LCD Screen is no longer available directly from Apple. And the 15" LCD iMac has seen a recent $100 price drop to a price of $1199 at the Apple Store. This likely reflects clearance of current stock as new models are readied.

Previous rumors of upcoming LCD screens are summarized here.
 

rice_web

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first post

Anyway...

Perfect timing. I just got $1200 in the mail, and I'll be able to make an iMac purchase in the coming weeks (though I'll hold out until the iMac situation plays itself out)
 

e-coli

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bring on the 19 incher!

now, if only i could get my monitor to go bad, too.

;)
 

e-coli

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Originally posted by rice_web
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i think that's the most shameless self promotion i've ever seen on this board.

i like your style.

:p
 

edenwaith

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Good morning!

Well, good morning, Sunshine! I noticed the disappearance of the 15" display about a week ago. If the 17" gets reduced down to the same price as the old 15", then I'm definitely going to get one. I didn't think that the 17" would actually offer that much greater space, especially with the odd, dimensions, but after comparing it to a 15" iMac, I did see that it is very much larger in width. Sweet. :) However, if the 17" only goes down by a few hundred dollars, and not below the sub-600 range, then I just might have to seek out a 15" somewhere before they go extinct.
 

G4scott

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I'd say expect something on Thursday... It's the 24th, and we all know that special things sometimes happen on the the 24th...

Now I can get a 17" studio display to match my 'windtunnel' :D
 

Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
Originally posted by Spock
Did I miss somthing?? the 15in. is on the Applestore website right now.
Yeah, I think you might have missed the context. We're talking about the 15" LCD Studio Display, not the 15" LCD iMac... and the 15" LCD Studio Display is most definitely not on the Apple Store web site anymore (and hasn't been for several days, I'm surprised it wasn't noted here before now).

MacAztec, your predicted price difference between the 17" and the 19" would be too close. For an extra $200 you'd get a 19"? I predict the 17" will drop maybe to $799-899 and the 19" will debut at $1099-1199.
 

voyagerd

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I think that he means the 15in display in the Hardware info section. It is still there, but you can no longer buy one at the store. Yay, we still have info on a discontinued item. I guess they will update their displays page when they intoduce the new one(s). :D
 

Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
Originally posted by voyagerd
I think that he means the 15in display in the Hardware info section. It is still there, but you can no longer buy one at the store.
He said he saw it in the Apple Store. And as the article clearly says it's no longer available in the Apple Store, that's the only option I could think of...
 

Kid Red

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Wondering about them introing a 19" and dropping the 22". Why have a 22" and a 23" display? it will probably be 17", 19" and 23" pretty soon.
 

encro

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If the 15" LCD is ditched then can the 17" fit in a U-rack? Would you have to hack the plastic off the case to squeeze it in???

Despite it being too small as a desktop monitor it was still ideal for use with a server. Or maybe I am missing the point and I should just use a green screen CRT
:(
 

scem0

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back in NYC!
I would rather apple just keep the sizes they have now, and just drop prices. That is one of the worst things about apple, actually - it is the worst, their overpricing... :mad: :mad: :mad:

:rolleyes: :D
 

Telomar

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LCD prices are about to take a serious nose-dive as more and more companies bring on their new plants and the market waits for demand to catch back up.

More interesting in my eyes is the quality of the new LCDs due to make a show. They are really great quality and a lot of the old excuses for CRTs will disappear.

Originally posted by encro
If the 15" LCD is ditched then can the 17" fit in a U-rack? Would you have to hack the plastic off the case to squeeze it in???

Despite it being too small as a desktop monitor it was still ideal for use with a server. Or maybe I am missing the point and I should just use a green screen CRT
:(
Just control the server remotely. Unless you actually need to physically adjust something on the server you rarely need to even look at it. If you absolutely must an old dying CRT will generally do the job. Servers don't need nice screens :p
 

richard5mith

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I'm really tempted by the low prices of the iMac right now, it's so cheap. But I'm also interested to see what they do with the prices once the 15" disappears.

I do agree with the other poster here that I would like to see the prices just drop, instead of models just disappearing. £999 is a nice entry point price for the iMac in the UK, dropping the model completely and making people pay the extra £200 or £300 (whatever it is) for the 17" isn't the thing to do.

Maybe I'll look at the reconditioned prices tomorrow.
 

drone139

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Originally posted by Kid Red
Wondering about them introing a 19" and dropping the 22". Why have a 22" and a 23" display? it will probably be 17", 19" and 23" pretty soon.

Not so sure...The big difference between the 22" and 23" is that the 23" is HiDef. That's why there is 1000 dollar difference. They will probably all drop in price....then I can get the 22'' ...yeah!
 

GPTurismo

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I hate that apple is dropping the 15 inch completely. If they had one decent person in their marketting and pricing departments and really wanted pc users to buy their stuff... they would dropp the 15 to 299, the 17 599, the 19 999, the 22 1499 and the 23 to 2499.

But they have never been good on price points. They seem to forget $.99 is way more appealing to the america public than $1.00

*sighs*

I love apples products, I hate their business practices at times ;)

Maybe we are all over reacting and they are going to release a new form factor 15 inch? like wide screen instead of standard 4:3 :B
 

pgwalsh

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Originally posted by GPTurismo
I hate that apple is dropping the 15 inch completely. If they had one decent person in their marketting and pricing departments and really wanted pc users to buy their stuff... they would dropp the 15 to 299, the 17 599, the 19 999, the 22 1499 and the 23 to 2499.

But they have never been good on price points. They seem to forget $.99 is way more appealing to the america public than $1.00

*sighs*

I love apples products, I hate their business practices at times ;)

Maybe we are all over reacting and they are going to release a new form factor 15 inch? like wide screen instead of standard 4:3 :B
I see your point. Two reasons for the discontinued model.

1. These are usually sold with the professional line.

2. They want to keep a smaller product line for cost. Larger products lines require more inventory space etc.

Three monitor sizes are what Apple tends to offer.
 

imamacguy17

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if we're lucky we will see a new crop of displays and it will be

15 inch wide screen 399
17 inch 599
17 inch wide screen 799
19 inch 999
22 inch 1699
23 inch hi def 2699


this would give them a nice nice line up and give people the price points they want until they dump the 15 incher after the IBM G5's are introduced in July 03 (second half is volume production and doesnt mean apple wont be able to have 25,000 in machines before that time) which is about an 1/8 of the volume they generally have in a quarter. i dont think the 15 inch has gone the way of the 15 inch crt yet. it has the viewable of a 17 inch crt in which is the smallest crt but isnt out the door yet. while i dont think there will be two 17 inchers i cant place my bets on either of the two options. we will just have to wait.
 

steveh

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Originally posted by GPTurismo
I hate that apple is dropping the 15 inch completely. If they had one decent person in their marketting and pricing departments and really wanted pc users to buy their stuff... they would dropp the 15 to 299, the 17 599, the 19 999, the 22 1499 and the 23 to 2499.
"We lose a little on each sale, but we'll make it up on volume!!"

The prices you quote for the last two are less than what Apple pays for the monitors, and probably less than they would pay for a new 19".

But they have never been good on price points. They seem to forget $.99 is way more appealing to the america public than $1.00
At the same time, you really shouldn't expect them to sell at a loss.
:rolleyes: