Did I miss something? No new TB display??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JeffiJers, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    Was not able to watch the Apple Product release but skimmed through Macrumors..


    Did they Not update the thunderbolt display still???


    Been holding off for a year and a half! by the time is it out USB3 will be obsolete.
     
  2. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

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    They are probably holding off until they can offer 4K for under $2000.
     
  3. JeffiJers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You may be right...

    but in the mean time update they Need to update the current one.
     
  4. bounou macrumors 6502

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    I could be wrong but the video during the keynote where 2 pro's used the new Mac Pro has what looks like black aluminium monitors, i would not be surprised if those were the new thunderbolt displays, how cool would that be?

    Black to match the design of the Mac Pro!!!

    IF i am right i would assume they would be released at the same time as the Mac Pro
     
  5. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

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    Why would Apple create monitors just to fit with Mac Pro ? A relatively large percentage of Mac Pro users build systems with 3rd party monitors. If it is a picture of what a customer set up then a 3rd party monitor is just as likely.

    While they could that takes dribbling out info to a goofy extreme. The pricing is still incomplete on the BTO options and the monitor is in the black also. The primary target of the TB docking station/monitor is the laptops anyway. Those are all out at this point.

    They appear to have nuked the 27" Display/Docking station with displayPort connectors at this point though. Kind of "odd" to kill off the 'old' product without introducing at all the new one.
     
  6. theSeb macrumors 604

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    The only reason why the ACD with DP was still around was for the old MP. It's no longer necessary. I have to assume that a new Apple display is going to come out soon. It will make sense why the new rMBP has TB2 and 4K support via HDMI.
     
  7. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

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    Since Apple stopped selling the old MP, it stopped. Not because of something necessarily new.

    That is far more so coupled to the iMac reaching steady state since the Thunderbolt display is basically a mutated iMac.


    HDMI 4K is for TVs, not computer monitors. It is sub 30Hz 4K which is fine for reference monitoring movies. There is about zero need for Apple to come out with a "movie reference" monitor. 3rd parties have that covered now and even more so in 2-3 months after CES 2014 and the 2014 product launches start. Apple is probably not going anything with 4K monitors this year at all. The prices are volatile ( relative to what they will be in 12-24 months ).

    TBv2 on rMBP is a bit surprising, but certainly will drive deployed TBv2 deployment volumes... which is why decoupling from those doesn't make a lot of sense. We'll see if Apple turns TBv2 into a "FW800 for pros and kneecap for extended period with FW400 for the rest" approach of artifical product gaps. [ If Mac Mini comes in 2013 and with TB2 ... then it was only a matter of time of year and parts availability. ]
     
  8. bounou macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I was completely wrong about that, ignore my post :(
     

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