Thinner iMac...where's the wafer thin Thunderbolt Display???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LaunchpadBS, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    OK so they've got the size down of the iMac, cool but what about the thunderbolt display, it's the same size as the iMac now(almost) when are they going to trim some fat off that relative behemoth?
  2. Yeroon macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2012
    We might see an updated Thunderbolt display with usb 3.0 (now 2.0) and thinner as well. But probably no sooner than early 2013, as I expect the production of the new iMac will have priority.
  3. NunoBerny macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2012
    Lisbon, Portugal
    The ultra-thin Thunderbolt Display makes much more sense than the ultra-thin iMac, IMO.
  4. LaunchpadBS thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    Yes and I forget the obvious like usb etc. There are tv's 1 cm thick, why if we're paying top/middle tier tv prices for a monitor do we have to contend with something so bulky. Also where's the height adjustment, I'm 6'5, I need a monitor I can look straight at, not down.

    Hope they get something out soon, it's nearly xmas and I wanna buy myself something pretty :D
  5. sdo1982 macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2012
    North Vancouver
    My money is on Mac Pro + Display redesign with an option (expensive) of close to 4k resolution.
  6. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    I'd like it to be adjustable to at least be level with the iMac's panel instead of 2 inches lower. Drives me nuts that my current (also not adjustable) second monitor isn't even with the iMac's screen. If they do release a new display and it isn't adjustable I might get one of those HiRise stands just for the Thunderbolt display.

    I'm thinking if they do release them, it will be a completely silent update. Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll pop up the day the 27" iMac goes on sale.
  7. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Most likely it won't appear until next year, I would guess. If rumors of display issues holding back the iMac unveiling are true, then I would assume all available parts would go toward the 27 iMac. Since that isn't shipping until December, I doubt we'd see anything TBD related before then.

    I think what sdo1982 said sounds right: New model released alongside the Mac Pro update in 2013. Although I don't know about the 4k BTO option.
  8. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Apple won't be shipping the 27" iMac until year-end and Tim Cook has stated that supplies will be constrained even then.

    So sounds like the rumors of Apple having yield problems with mating the 27" LCD with the iMac case are true and this problem would affect the ATD, as well.

    So I don't see a new ATD until the 27" iMac production is in full swing and they can fill the channel, allowing them to divert panels to ATD production.

    A launch in conjunction with a TB-equipped Mac Pro, as sdo1982 suggested, seems logical to me. With the iPad 4 just launched, Apple needs something to talk about in March. :)

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