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ChromeCloud

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Are we talking of the same Apple? Can you see Phil Schiller getting on stage to announce such a thing? Can't innovate anymore my ass!
 

retta283

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I don't think so... CRT has been dead for 15 years for all but very specific color work, there will never be a return to consumer CRTs. It's not feasible by any means. Flat panel LCD and OLED displays have come so far since the early 2000s that there is no reason other than nostalgia. If you really want a CRT, Craigslist is there.
 
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Jorbanead

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Yes. I love them.

I mean I love the ancient pyramids and VHS tapes but I don't expect those things to really come back anytime soon. Nostalgia and old stuff is cool I get it, but there's literally no way they would ever create a CRT Mac. I don't even think supply chains have access to those anymore, and a massive CRT screen completely goes against Apples design aesthetic. They're not about vintage nostalgia.
 

MacPoulet

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I had to click on the thread just to make sure I read that right and CRT wasn't being used as a new acronym or something.

That said, I miss my 20" Apple Studio Display and wish I still had it for old-school console gaming.
 
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jdb8167

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Yes. I love them.
Ok all kidding aside, if you want something like that you are going to have make it yourself. I suggest you start with a Mac mini and find a likely eMac that still has a working CRT and go to town. Be careful of the power supply and CRT yoke though. They are dangerous.
 

JMacHack

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I'm pretty sure components for CRTs aren't even made anymore, sorry.
As much as I love CRTs too, the world has moved on.

On the bright side, I can confirm that you can plug a VGA CRT into a Mac with USB-C through an adapter and it will work. So as long as ASi Macs have USB-C you can plug it in to a CRT of your choice!
 

CWallace

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The 20th Anniversary Mac had an LCD display when CRT's were far more common, so maybe the 50th Anniversary Mac will come with a CRT display when everything is MicroLED for the nostalgia factor.

They could either bring Jony Ive back from retirement to design it or go for the full Retro Factor and model it after the AppleColor 100.
 
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Andropov

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Worry not, someone will mod an iMac G3 to connect to an Apple Silicon logicboard sooner or later.
 

Boyd01

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That said, I miss my 20" Apple Studio Display and wish I still had it for old-school console gaming.

Here is mine in 2003. Gotta say, I don't miss it in the least. The power supply went out after a few months and Apple repaired under warranty. When it was returned, the Apple paperwork called it a "Moby Display". ? So true, it was unbelievably heavy and the design made it so awkward to pickup and carry. Replaced it with a 23" Apple Cinema Display in 2006 which it is still going strong.

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MacPoulet

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Here is mine in 2003. Gotta say, I don't miss it in the least. The power supply went out after a few months and Apple repaired under warranty. When it was returned, the Apple paperwork called it a "Moby Display". ? So true, it was unbelievably heavy and the design made it so awkward to pickup and carry. Replaced it with a 23" Apple Cinema Display in 2006 which it is still going strong.
Nice! Mine was one of the first B&W ones. I had to wait for a few months for it back in 1999 when it first came out. It was over $2k and almost as much as a baseline B&W G3.
 
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