Question about Cinema and Thunderbolt Display


Chundles

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If I were to buy a new MacBook Pro, it would not be compatible with the Cinema Display, hence, asking if Apple will swap the Cinema Display with the Thunderbolt Display
But why would they replace it? Even if it's not compatible they won't replace it. The question doesn't make sense.

If I buy a new phone I don't expect Apple to replace my old cases too.
 

scott.n

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If I were to buy a new MacBook Pro, it would not be compatible with the Cinema Display, hence, asking if Apple will swap the Cinema Display with the Thunderbolt Display
A new MacBook Pro would still be compatible with your Cinema Display.

Apple will not upgrade the display for free anymore than they would upgrade your MBP for free.
 

Kroner

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If I were to buy a new MacBook Pro, it would not be compatible with the Cinema Display, hence, asking if Apple will swap the Cinema Display with the Thunderbolt Display
Well I don´t see why Apple or any company at all would replace it in this situation.

Either way you don´t have to worry about buying a new MBP. Any new MBP are able to use the cinema display. It is only the old macs with no thunderbolt on them, that can´t use the enw Thunderbolt display.

Well if you really want the ATD you could always sell your display. I believe it should still fetch a good price.
 
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Lennyvalentin

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If I were to buy a new MacBook Pro
I would actually suggest holding off on any new laptop purchases for now, unless you really really needed a new laptop (like say, the old one broke, for example), because Apple will update their product line starting sometime in april or may.

These lappys will feature the new Intel Ivy Bridge processors that consume considerably less power compared to the older, current generation and also have a substantially more powerful built-in graphics processor unit that is Directx 11 compatible and also supporting OpenCL for acceleration of general computing tasks on the GPU.

Therefore you can expect either considerably longer battery life, or a thinner, lighter laptop, or maybe even both depending on if Apple drops the optical drive or not...

That would be my reasons for holding off. :)
 

richlee111

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Apple didn't come to have $100 billion in cash through providing upgrades everytime they come out w/ a new generation of a product:)
 

Akack

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I already own an LED Cinema Display. If I were to purchase a new MacBook Pro, will Apple replace my Cinema Display for the Thunderbot Display?
Apple will absolutely and unequivocally not switch your LED for a TB display for no charge.