Thunderbolt 2 Display Release Date?

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  1. rainbowsofwhite macrumors 6502

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    I apologise if there is a similar post, but I was in a rush.

    Does anyone have any information on when the new updated Thunderbolt display is being released.

    I'm not too concerned about 4K etc.
    I just don't want to buy the current "ancient" model, to find out that the new one is being released in the next couple of months.

    Thanks, :cool:
     
  2. Nemic macrumors member

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    My (current) guess would be that the new display will be launched close to when the new Mac Pro becomes available in December.

    I have been waiting for a new Apple display since the launch of the current iMac.

    No idea if they will actually release one, but I hope that they will.

    As for 4K who knows? Maybe they will release two models with a 4K model being the premuim one?
     
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    What would be the point to upgrade to TB2 without 4K? Current-res image passes through TB very nicely.
    Such an upgrade would sound like pure spec update without purpose.
     
  4. rainbowsofwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the responses Nemic and priitv8,

    I'm not that concerned with 4K, but the current model is quite old.
    Well, it obviously doesn't have the new Thunderbolt 2 and it still has USB 2.0.

    I think it could do with some kind of refresh?
    I wouldn't mind one with a screen similar to the new iMacs, they seem to be less reflective.
     
  5. marku5 macrumors member

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    im quite interested in this topic too..

    just got my maxed out imac 27" 2013..

    has anyone got a clue if thunderbolt (not version 2) could support 4k video streaming?

    how much data/ second would one have to calculate with?

    i' really love to see a 30" 4k display from apple!
     
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    No the 2013 iMacs came with the same thunderbolt chip (cactus ridge) that the 2012s came with this can not do display port 1.2 which is needed to handle 4k content. Only the new 2013 Mac Pro and 2013 MacBook Pros have thunderbolt with display port 1.2.
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    Why do such an upgrade? So it's possible to have all Thunderbolt 2 devices on a TB2 port. To update its USB ports to USB 3.0. And maybe to match the display to look like the current iMac. But it better still have a FireWire port.
     
  8. marku5 macrumors member

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    why does it need display port 1.2?
    thunderbolt should have enough bandwidth.. right?
     
  9. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Such thing would be much cheaper as TB2 dock, without the expensive, yet last year's spec, display, right?
     
  10. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Because video is transferred via display port video standard and display port 1.1 maxes out at 2560x1600 this could not carry a 4k display signal.
     
  11. Bear macrumors G3

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    Kind of. If you take a Thunderbolt Dock and add a display the quality of the display in the iMac with a display adapter, you may as well buy a Thunderbolt display from Apple. And of course an updated display might actually match the current iMac. So yes, an updated Thunderbolt display even if it's the same display that the iMacs currently have is a good thing.
     
  12. marku5 macrumors member

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    oh,
    thats unfortunate..
    as i just bought an maxed out imac 27"
    and am going to buy apples next version of an thunderbolt display if its a little bit bigger than the current ones... (and hopefully 4k res)

    but thanks for the info!
     
  13. doubleaa macrumors regular

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    I agree. I'd buy one in a second if released. I want a display/dock for my wife and I to use with our MacBook Pros.

    Today I have a make shift one using a 22" monitor connected with DVI to Mini Display adapter, USB hub, audio cable, and a MagSafe for power. I had to switch my external HD from FireWire2 to USB2 and lost my wired port now that I upgraded to a rMBP. I wasn't going to another $60 on adapters when I can put that towards a monitor with everything built in.

    Hopefully Apple will release one soon.
     
  14. MaulRx Suspended

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    The display models at my local Apple Store are different then the ones they sell. They have MagSafe 2 instead of the original. Maybe that means a new one is coming?
     
  15. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's really interesting.
     
  16. MaulRx Suspended

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    I thought so to because unless I've missed something they are supposed to be MagSafe with the adapter, not MagSafe 2. I was test driving one on my MBA, worked perfectly.
     
  17. doubleaa macrumors regular

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    They are using a separate MagSafe for the notebooks hooked up to TBD in the stores. The cables are hidden and it just appears it's connected to the display for power.
     
  18. MaulRx Suspended

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    Nope, I thought that too, I followed the cord from my MBA to the back of the display.
     
  19. mangotears macrumors member

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    -slimmer chassis
    -laminated glass
    -usb 3
    -magsafe2
    -tb2
    -displayport(non-tb) compatibility? (unlikely)

    I've been wanting/waiting to buy a thunderbolt display since the beginning of the year but I couldn't ever justify buying it when the chassis/glass, usb and magsafe ports are all already outdated.. especially when these are all things I'm paying a premium for over something like a dell u2713hm which performs competitively (panel, backlighting, calibration, connectivity, qc, return policy) at $400 less. Even the apple rep discouraged me from buying one like back in march, since an updated model was expected to "come out soon"
     
  20. neilmacd macrumors 6502

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    Add an iMac type power button as well please..

    I want the option of running headless via VNC without the screen coming on :(
     
  21. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    Hate to be one of those guys but... pictures or it didn't happen ;)

    Adam
     
  22. doubleaa macrumors regular

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    MagSafe 2 only would keep me from buying one. My wife uses a cMBP.

    I really don't need USB 3 so I am considering buying the current version. I'd just hate to spend a grand with a slimmer higher res version right around the corner.
     
  23. rainbowsofwhite thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Backwards compatible?

    Hopefully they'll be backwards compatible also.
    My wife would like to use the new Thunderbolt 2 Display with her new (Mid 2013) MacBook Air also.

    Time will tell, I suppose...
     

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