Could there be a new Apple/TBD display on the horizon?

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  1. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Without being able to connect the new rMB to a thunderbolt display, this may not be the machine for me and for probably a lot of people. Whilst the 12 inch form factor would probably be perfect for use on trains, coffee shops, planes, in bed etc, I would certainly feel the need for a bigger monitor at my desk.

    Or else, I will still get the rMB and couple with it a 5K iMac. I've been thinking of going with two machines lately (particularly in want of more than 512GB storage), though docking my current 13 inch air is a massive convenience. Hmm - this would involve being entirely at the mercy of iCloud drive, iTunes Match, Exchange/IMAP mailboxes, and be fully reliant on iCloud's ability to perform (I'm already somewhat reliant on it anyway - and it does perform).

    Let's see what happens...
     
  2. ByteTheBooty macrumors regular

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    what your describing is what Im doing (well what I was (since I sold my MBA)) and I love it..I feel like its the best of both world
     
  3. zainjetha thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah - why did you sell the Air?

    The one thing I do know for sure is it would get tiring staring at the 12-inch screen for hours. I wonder if I'd be non-forgetful enough when it comes to moving files etc. The new 5K iMac is amazing - so maybe an excuse to get the 12-inch air.
     
  4. zainjetha thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So how many of you would this be a deal-breaker for?

    Having two machines in this day an age seems redundant. Do you think WWDC would see a monitor with USB-C? But then that would be only for the MacBook, as neither the Pro nor Air have USB-C (as yet).

    Also - the TBD is far due a refresh.
     
  5. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    I hope that apple will release a new display right when the new MacBook is available. It just seems silly that they don't have a USB-C » mini displayport adapter.
     
  6. Dubba macrumors regular

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    I share this sentiment - I am not sure having two machines makes sense for me).

    Everything I have electronically, from documents to music to pictures, will fit comfortably on a 512GB hard drive with space to spare. All of it will back-up to DropBox and a physical hard-disk as well.

    I wouldn't mind an external monitor at some point - perhaps if and when they release a USB-C monitor down the line.
     
  7. AppleWarMachine macrumors 6502a

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    I am hoping for a USB-C to mini display port adapter so i can plug in my new MB into my late 2009 27" iMac, I'm sure a third party will make/sell this
     
  8. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Until a USB-C to mDP cable or adaptor is released, you could use Apple's HDMI adaptor with an HDMI to mDP cable to connect to your iMac - although only at 1080p of course... I think...

    Or, more optimally, one of the newly announced USB-C to DisplayPort cables with a DP to mDP cable or adaptor.

    Neither will work with the Thunderbolt Display, though.
     
  9. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    This is what I will be doing. In this day of handoff and effortless syncing via Dropbox, etc., my MB may live in my messenger bag.
     
  10. zainjetha thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm being more inclined to go this way.

    Things like IMAP email, iCloud, iCloud Drive, iTunes in the Cloud/iTunes Match, iCloud Photo Library will make this hopefully a rather simple exercise to accomplish. But still, it'd be nice to see a revised Display for those who simply want to plug only a single cable in when they get to work, and only unplug one when they leave. That'd be amazing!!
     
  11. zainjetha thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Reckon this thread should be merged with 'New MacBook to Thunderbolt Display' thread:- see page 1.
     
  12. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    I picked up a 2012 air and iMac for this, since the iMac wasn't much more than a TBD in cost.

    Meh.

    It's a pain using two systems.
    It's a pain using the iMac in Target Display Mode.

    My iMac collects dust. I'm planning on selling both for this new one and then getting a used Cinema Display (display port) and using an adapter to connect it.
     

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