These are exactly the reasons, why i don't wanna buy the ATD.At this point, I don't know what is more likely: a new, non-4K ATD - or a new "Classic iPod".
Apparently, people still buy the "current" ATD, which must create an insane profit for Apple (someone said the panel is from 2009?).
But doing all the testing, speccing etc. for a new, non-4K display that would already be outdated if it hit the market today seems pointless.
Apart from the glare, there's admittedly little Apple could do to actually make a substantial improvement over the current model - AFAIK, it still compares very well to other models. Just not on price ;-)
I'm OK with my old Dell 24" display for now. But I'm not going to spend almost 1k on a pre-2011 panel in 2014. For a bit more than 1k, I can get the Dell U3014 and for a bit more than half the price of an ATD I can get Viewsonic's 27" model, which also gets very nice reviews.
I have an old 23" Apple Cinema Display. And I mean *old* - I got it in either 2004 or 2005. But it just keeps going. And the image on this screen has always been beautiful even though the technology is 10 years old. I like the 16:10 form factor and 1200x1920 resolution.for some inexplicable reason, I sold my old 24" LED Cinema Display. Incredibly dated now obviously, but if I hadn't sold it, I'd probably have stuck with it till 2015/16
Nice one, I'm sure it's still great, and I agree, 16:10 is my preferred ratio. I do actually keep monitors for years and years normally, I've no idea why I sold my old 24", likely a space issue. It was the really nice experience with that - brightness controls, volume, very quick resume - that ultimately spoiled my experience with non-Apple displays hooked to macs since.I have an old 23" Apple Cinema Display. And I mean *old* - I got it in either 2004 or 2005. But it just keeps going. And the image on this screen has always been beautiful even though the technology is 10 years old. I like the 16:10 form factor and 1200x1920 resolution.
Currently using it with my 2013 MBA, and will continue doing so until it dies. When it finally does, maybe Apple will have updated the Thunderbolt Display.
Thanks for your insightful posts on purchasing the ATD. I hope you are wrong about Apple not selling two display models, but it does make sense.Two sku's just seems incredibly unlikely when it's debatable Apple are still interested in even selling ONE of their own branded displays.
I hope I'm wrong too!Thanks for your insightful posts on purchasing the ATD. I hope you are wrong about Apple not selling two display models, but it does make sense.
If I see no ATD updates after the WWDC, I will purchase the old one anyways.
Your opinions are reasonable as well and similar to my post on May 8.I'm surprised you guys feel this way. I actually don't see a reason for Apple to go 27" 4K at all. 27" is too small to use 4K in all it's glory and way too big for it to be retina. Apple should probably go 30"-32" a la Sharp for full 4K glory or 24" where 1080p is more commonplace for "retina"
most importantly, I find it hard to believe that with only two products supporting 4K at 60FPS, you guys can't think of a business case to refresh the old one. I mean, I can think of many, namely that only the 15" new rmbp and mac pro support it, neither are top sellers. The rmbp probably will struggle to even support it. iMacs probably would also struggle to drive them since they use mostly notebook parts. Also their new mac mini definitely won't be able to drive it.
the worst case is apple keeps old TB around and reveals new 4K. I think I'm hopeful that Apple releases a large 4K display (32") and a refreshd (27")
Yeah that was a mistake. I still have two of them and love them, and they get plenty of use. I used them to flank a 27" CD with my old Mac Pro, then I upgraded to two TB Cinemas. Sure the colors are off somewhat with the 24", but they also have the exact number of pixels as my 17" MBP's so I have a perfect match for them.What is really annoying is that several years ago, for some inexplicable reason, I sold my old 24" LED Cinema Display. Incredibly dated now obviously, but if I hadn't sold it, I'd probably have stuck with it till 2015/16 or so when, presumably, there may be another Apple Display.
I don't think a 4K update is anywhere near around the corner. They will probably release 4K iMacs first, at least there are rumours on that.
I just bough a new sealed TBD for half the price (500). Now I just can't wait for my nMP to arrive!