Do you think Apple will release a TB Display, TBD with DP, or separate TB & ACD?

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What Monitors will Apple release next?

  1. An updated Thunderbolt Display and a updated Apple Cinema Display

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  2. An updated monitor that has Thunderbolt and Mini-Display Port

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  3. Updated Thunderbolt only. They will drop the Cinema Display

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  4. Updated Thunderbolt. They will still sell the outdated Cinema Display though

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  1. Trojita macrumors member

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    When the new Monitors eventually come out, do you think they will

    Continue selling a separate Updated Thunderbolt Display and separate Updated Cinema Display that is compatible with Mini Display Port

    Release a monitor that has both

    They will get rid of the Cinema Display

    Another option would be that they update the Thunderbolt Display, but not the ACD, but keep making them anyway.

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  2. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    ACD was discontinued in 2011. Not sure what you are taking about. ATD is the only monitor Apple still makes.
     
  3. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    Btw Thunderbolt is compatible with Mini Display Port.
     
  4. iDabble macrumors regular

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    No, it's not.

    MDP can work in a TB port, but not the other way around.

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    The ACD is not discontinued. Apple still produces them, I would assume to accompany the Mac Pro.
     
  5. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    TB is backward compatible for MDP.


    27 ACD is definitely discontinued as of 7/20/2011. Doesn't mean they aren't selling old stock. But it is no longer being made. The ATD display took over.


    http://www.everymac.com/monitors/ap...s/apple-led-cinema-display-27-inch-specs.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Cinema_Display
     
  6. iDabble macrumors regular

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    If it were discontinued (ala the 17" MBP) then they wouldnt still be for sale on Apple's website. Similar to how the iPad 2 isn't discontinued and is still selling along side Retina iPads.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC007LL/A/apple-led-cinema-display-(27"-flat-panel)

    Regarding the TB-MDP compatibility, yes, you can plug MDP into TB. However, I think the concern in this thread is that if the TBD is updated and the ACD is no longer sold, then people with MDP Macs won't be able to connect through TB.
     
  7. Trojita thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah you can't use a Minidisplay out with a Thunderbolt Display. It is the only reason they still sell the Apple Cinema Display.
     
  8. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    ACD is discontinued. Look at the links I sent. It was discontinued 7/2011. Ask Apple why they are still selling it. Still have inventory?

    Btw iPad 2 is not discontinued. Only 32GB and 64GB models. 16GB is still being made. http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ipad/specs/apple-ipad-2-wi-fi-ipad24-2012-specs.html

    However the ACD is discontinued. I already provided you with sources for that.

    Once again Thunderbolt is backward compatible with MDP. Nothing I said was incorrect.

    tl;dr

    1) ACD is discontinued
    2) TB is backward compatible with MDP
     
  9. Trojita thread starter macrumors member

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    Dude you can't use a Thunderbolt Display without a thunderbolt port.

    Thunderbolt Ports ARE compatible with Mini-Display Port. You are talking about two different things altogether.
     
  10. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    That's only about half correct, as only source thunderbolt jacks (IE those you find on a computer itself) is backwards compatible with displayport.

    The Thunderbolt Display itself is NOT compatible with displayport, at all. Even Apple themselves state as much. If you try to plug a TBD into a (M)DP jack, all you get is a black screen.
     
  11. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

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    IF the new ATD has a screen as nice as the iMacs I might bite.

    I have two aluminum displays matte because of the glare in my office.
     
  12. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    Dude I never said that. All I said was TB is backward compatible with MDP. Just as Apple states.
     
  13. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    TB is only backwards compatible with mDP in one direction. Older Macs with mDP but no TB cannot use a TB display. Anyway Apple has never said the 27" ACD was discontinued. It is considered discontinued when Apple stops selling it new.
     
  14. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    The ACD will continue to be sold as long as people are buying them. Mac Pro users are probably the great majority of the ones still buying the ACD. I'd guess that if/when Apple releases a Mac Pro that supports the TBD that the ACD will be discontinued.
     
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