Apple to start making displays again?

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  1. thatguysmells macrumors regular

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    When do you guys think Apple will start making displays for the mac pro, and the mac mini again? I know they have the LED cinema display but that is really made for the portables. :confused:
     
  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    Apple still offers the 30" Cinema Display for the Dual-Link DVI port on the Mac Pro and every computer in the line now sports a Mini DisplayPort, including the Mac Pro.
     
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  4. clancemasterj macrumors regular

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    They may not have stopped, but there sure has been a huge lull…
    Apple's display line is in dire need of a refresh.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Dire need? They don't display anymore?
     
  6. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    30" is the top end. There's nothing packing more pixels that's also commercially viable. The 1920x1200 is the largest "practical" display, where 1920x1080 is rapidly becoming the new standard, even available at Walmart. Only a few things have happened in displays lately: Glass/glossy coatings for better saturation and LED backlighting. Every Apple display except the 30" is glossy, though you can order a MacBook Pro with a matte screen, and every display is LED except the 30". There were some 30" LED displays about a year ago, and they were $4000.

    There are just too many competitors in the display market to really put that much effort into it. With the exception of the LED 24, which is much more about convenience than cost effectiveness, there's no real benefit to picking up an Apple display.
     

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