- Oct 5, 2008
Apple needs to update it or discontinue it and tell everyone they're out of the monitor business. It should have been updated to look like the new iMac and have Magsafe 2 and USB 3 a year ago.
The rMBPs can do 4K @ 60Hz but only through Windows. It's a graphics driver limitation in OS X.Just maybe 10.9.3 begins to set the stage for Apple to introduce 4K monitors. Having Mac Pro doing 4K @60 is not enough. Apple needs Retina MacBooks doing 4K@60 as well.
Displays in general tend to run for very long cycles compared to computing devices. It's often a 2-4 year cycle for other brands with anything in between being little tweaks to model numbers indicating some kind of menial change. I expected some of that. Sometimes concurrent models are also released alongside the aging ones if a different panel size enters the market. I thought they would update the thunderbolt display to match the imac within 6 months of release. I was wrong. Obviously at some point the rest of the mac lineup will move to thunderbolt 2, and 4K will continue to drop in price. I don't know if 4K will drop fast enough for them to implement it in a 27-28" display at the current $999 price. The only ones in that price range use twisted nematic panels types, which would feel like a downgrade from the current option. Typically viewing angles on those aren't as good, which is extremely annoying with a large display.For what ever reason Apple is very slow (always has been) in updating their displays. Its like they don't really want to be in the business of producing display but yet every xx years or something they update the line instead of killing it off.
If they're going to continue to sell displays they really should update it.
I believe Apple fixed that in an update released earlier this year, although I may be mistaken. I own neither a macpro or a 4k screen so I really can't check myself to make sure...The rMBPs can do 4K @ 60Hz but only through Windows. It's a graphics driver limitation in OS X.