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darkus

macrumors 6502
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Nov 5, 2007
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Has anyone seen the new display yet? I would love to get one but obviously have to see it first before ordering since it's so expensive!

Thanks!
 

shuto

macrumors regular
Oct 5, 2016
193
108
I love apple's free returns personally. Think its better than seeing in a shop as you can spend days with it deciding if its right for you. Then they just collect it from you. I did this with iMacPro which I sent back because I found the screen too glossy. And now I'm really happy I sent it back since it doesn't even work with XDR.

So yeah I'm planning to buy a £5500 screen without seeing it first. Can't wait to see the matt finish!
 

deconstruct60

macrumors G4
Mar 10, 2009
10,653
2,614
Has anyone seen the new display yet? I would love to get one but obviously have to see it first before ordering since it's so expensive!

Thanks!

The XDR is a week or two more backordered than the Mac Pro (mid January). Diverting hundreds to stores so folks can check instagram or ticktock or macrumors at the store shouldn't really be a priority at the moment. There are few folks that will come in and look at for what it is but most will treat it like a generic monitor.

At stores where there is no Mac Pro on display, doubtful they'd be sending either of these to that store. There are some stores in some targeted areas that may get one, but it will probably need some more time to trickle out. A limited number of stores have a business customer meeting area.

Besides most stores are gearing up adjust the layout for the volume holiday sales for lower priced products. ( the Mac Pro has usually been the one bumped out for the Holidays even when on display). An odd time of year to soak up tons of display space on something that relatively unlikely to sell in most locations.


As the other response more than few folks with "try before buy". Apple could just ship unblemished returns to stores as they come back since can't sell them as new anymore. (or if folks are close enough, just drop it off at the store for a return. ).
 

jdiamond

macrumors 6502a
Dec 17, 2008
690
533
Have you guys tried Apple's AR view of the monitor sitting on your desk? I'm honestly not sure they got the size exactly right, but it sure is fun. :)
 

reden

macrumors 6502a
Aug 30, 2006
677
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The XDR is a week or two more backordered than the Mac Pro (mid January). Diverting hundreds to stores so folks can check instagram or ticktock or macrumors at the store shouldn't really be a priority at the moment. There are few folks that will come in and look at for what it is but most will treat it like a generic monitor.

At stores where there is no Mac Pro on display, doubtful they'd be sending either of these to that store. There are some stores in some targeted areas that may get one, but it will probably need some more time to trickle out. A limited number of stores have a business customer meeting area.

Besides most stores are gearing up adjust the layout for the volume holiday sales for lower priced products. ( the Mac Pro has usually been the one bumped out for the Holidays even when on display). An odd time of year to soak up tons of display space on something that relatively unlikely to sell in most locations.


As the other response more than few folks with "try before buy". Apple could just ship unblemished returns to stores as they come back since can't sell them as new anymore. (or if folks are close enough, just drop it off at the store for a return. ).

Sounds like you have all the logistics figured out. /sarcasm
 
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deconstruct60

macrumors G4
Mar 10, 2009
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Sounds like you have all the logistics figured out. /sarcasm

The delivery time estimates for the Mac Pro have gotten shorter now ( Dec 31 -> Dec 26 ) and the XDR deliver times have slid out ( now talking Feb 4 -Feb 10 ). The XDR has a different demand bubble than the Mac Pro does. As long as Apple got the XDR on display in between Christmas and New Year's then not likely stimulate any useful demand away because supply is already outstripped. Long lines doesn't make for more sales for critical production equipment.

Apple sales teams going on site to targeted customers with demo setups is probably going to sell way more than an XDR on display at some random Apple store.
 

Average Pro

macrumors 6502
Jul 16, 2013
436
185
Cali
I've watched three un-boxing videos and all of them included the nano-texture monitor. Each person emphasized the same thing - how truly amazing the monitor looked without the (glossy) reflection. I was on the fence as I don't care for glossy screens so I chose the nano. Here's to another 1,000 USD.
 

Mr. Dee

macrumors 601
Dec 4, 2003
4,071
6,867
Jamaica
I was gonna ask if the Mac Pro’s and XDR displays would be in stores now. Was gonna stop by the University District store to check it out.
 
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TheRealAlex

macrumors 68030
Sep 2, 2015
2,678
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I love apple's free returns personally. Think its better than seeing in a shop as you can spend days with it deciding if its right for you. Then they just collect it from you. I did this with iMacPro which I sent back because I found the screen too glossy. And now I'm really happy I sent it back since it doesn't even work with XDR.

So yeah I'm planning to buy a £5500 screen without seeing it first. Can't wait to see the matt finish!

My plan Exactly I plan on buying one next Holiday season try it out during the extended Holiday Return Policy and just returning it.
 

vel0city

macrumors 6502
Dec 23, 2017
324
450
I've watched three un-boxing videos and all of them included the nano-texture monitor. Each person emphasized the same thing - how truly amazing the monitor looked without the (glossy) reflection. I was on the fence as I don't care for glossy screens so I chose the nano. Here's to another 1,000 USD.

Here's a side-by-side of the nano texture vs glossy:

Verdict: nano all the way.

And I agree with @now i see it - once you've seen this display everything else will look inferior. If your budget can withstand it, go for it.
 
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