Interesting data points. I have about $500 in amazon gift cards to subsidize the new display. We bought a new MBA 2 weeks ago to replace our original 24" iMac. Once we get the display we can sell the iMac. Can't wait for it to go on sale!Just ordered mine yesterday and have been given est shipping 12th -22nd september so i would expect the earlier orders to start shipping soon, I'm hoping so any way, looking forward to getting this thing
Thanks Toonbay. I have been waiting for this display for a long time.Just ordered mine yesterday and have been given est shipping 12th -22nd september so i would expect the earlier orders to start shipping soon, I'm hoping so any way, looking forward to getting this thing
That does seem strange mate but that was timeframe i was given, i suppose this could change and get pushed back but hopefully not!I ordered mine from the Apple On-line Store on Aug 10th and it has a ship date of Sep 21st and delivery date of Sep 26th.
I'd like to know why people that have ordered since then are getting earlier estimated ship dates.
Ain't your fault. It is hopeful in the sense that if they're now giving out earlier shipping dates perhaps they'll revise the other dates too.That does seem strange mate but that was timeframe i was given, i suppose this could change and get pushed back but hopefully not!
I wouldn't count on it. Since Apple is only specifying that it'll work with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs, I'm suspecting there will be no way to get it to work on anything else.I talked to someone at Apple today and they said it works like a queue and they will be shipped in the order people purchased them.
I'm also curious to see if the Display will work with my PS3. Some threads discuss this and most say it won't unless you buy an expensive converter.
The guy at the Apple store said it will via a HDMI to DVI cable. I called the Apple Online Store and they said there are thunderbolt to hdmi cables that will work.
Apple also claims thunderbolt is compatible with HDMI however who know if it will still work with the PS3.
I guess we won't find out for sure until someone tests it.
I ordered my Thnderbolt display on Aug 6 and I still have an eta delivery date of sept 22.I wouldn't count on it. Since Apple is only specifying that it'll work with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs, I'm suspecting there will be no way to get it to work on anything else.
On top of that, what you were told at the store makes no sense. While you can run an HDMI display off a Mac's Thunderbolt port (in this case, basically acting a a mini-DisplayPort), you can't go the other direction and connect an HDMI source device like a Playstation to a DisplayPort device without a $150-$200 signal converter. And it's unknown if this will work at all for a Thunderbolt display. I'm going to predict it won't.
This is the exact reason I haven't ordered one yet. I really want one for the ports it would give me on my MBA, but if I can only use it on that, I'll pass and look at either the old model or something else. I'll let others figure that out first!I ordered my Thnderbolt display on Aug 6 and I still have an eta delivery date of sept 22.
It's concerning to hear the display may only work on Thunderbolt device. I was hoping to use it both on my 2011 MBP and my gaming PC, then just switch inputs to go back and forth between computers.
You can't.The docking station features will certainly require a thunderbolt device. However, I find hard to believe that I can't use this display as just a display for my PC. At less until a thunderbolt expansion card becomes available for PC's.
It does look a bit like they jumped the gun by a couple of weeks in their enthusiasm to make a simultaneous announcement with the MBA and Lion.I was really thinking I'd have my display by now. I ordered it on 7/20. At the time the shipping time was 6-8 weeks and I thought it would be more like 6 but it looks like it might be more like 8.