I'm seeing supply drop on Thunderbolt displays again

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pocatello, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. pocatello macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    Apple is more than overdue to update this display, and according to Apple, the thin iMac display has 70% less glare, has more brightness, etc., than the old display. Plus, presumably any new monitor will have USB 3 and a Thunderbolt 2 controller. USB 3 is huge if you use the monitor as a hub because it is so much faster than USB 2 for backup drives, etc.
    Ever since supply dropping was noted in June 2013 (and then reversed), I've been following the supply of Thunderbolt displays. For the past week or so, it has been dropping at several retailers.
    MacMall has been out for a while.
    Amazon ran out today.
    Amazon was selling through J&R Electronics, so they might be out now too.
    Others without naming them are out now as well.
    MacConnection and B&H Photo and Best Buy all have stock.

    I really hope we get an update. This update is long overdue. I don't want or need 4k, I just want an updated display.
  2. ScottC7 macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2008
    Orbiting Planet Apple
    Me too. Waiting for this...
  3. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    It's also worth noting that the link to the Apple 27 inch Cinema Display is gone on the Apple online store, and it appears you cannot buy it as well :) This link is on the Thunderbolt Display's store page, and it seems crazy Apple would forget to remove this link. This could really mean the refresh is imminent, and fuel for the rumor fire :cool:



  4. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
  5. ravenvii, Nov 5, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013

    ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0 and 4k. Maybe less glossy.
  6. pocatello thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    Here is what apple says for the imac screen versus the Thunderbolt Display:
    And nothing will, thanks to an amazing display design that reduces reflection by 75 percent. In addition, because the LCD sits right up against the glass, your content seems to leap off the screen.
    Plus, hd FaceTime camera and dual mics, which improve dictation dramatically. The display will also have better white and black levels and improved brightness. It is a better display without the I/o improvements. USB 3 and thunderbolt 2.
  7. animatedude macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2010
    Apple removed it from the online store right after the recent Apple event.
  8. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Which is good news actually :)
  9. ScottC7 macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2008
    Orbiting Planet Apple
    MagSafe 2, too.
  10. TyPod macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
  11. doubleaa macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    Patiently waiting for this refresh.

    As long as they include a MagSafe 2 to MagSafe converter. If they don't then I'd rather it be left with MagSafe 1 because I have the adapter to convert to 2 for my rMBP. If Apple doesn't make it backwards compatible that would be a mistake. We have both the rMBP and cMBP in our house.
  12. Xerotech macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2011
    Less Glare
    More Ports

    A general refresh would be nice, not necessarily 4k. I would hate to buy an ancient dinosaur sized monitor. :p

    Also, black on a monitor would be a much better contrast for the eyes.
  13. fredr500 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    False alarm?

    I just checked, it's in the US store with a 24 hour ship time and available in all of the Apple stores near me.
  14. neilmacd macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2010
    This isn't a good indicator. MacBooks/Mac minis/iOS devices/accessories are quite often (if not always, these days) refreshed without Apple Store stocks running out beforehand.

    The only pause in sales would be when the online store goes down/ brick and mortars are closed.

    I'm not arguing for or against an incoming refresh, just that the patterns are not always obvious.
  15. cs02rm0 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2013
  16. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
  17. Ultimedia macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2009
    Also waiting for this one but not sure how much longer I can wait :(. I guess they'll update it to go together with the new Mac Pro?
  18. bridgesldn macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011
    I really hope they include a 3.5mm audio jack too.

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