Apple is killing the old Thunderbolt Display, and rumours say a new one might come with a GPU.
Apple has officially confirmed the current Thunderbolt Display will be phased out, and it won’t be replenishing stock. The current Thunderbolt Display, which is 27-inches and has a 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution is priced at $999 on the Apple.com store in the US.
Apple in a statement to The Next Web said it will discontinue the Apple Thunderbolt Display.
The statement read, “ We’re discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display. It will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users. ”
However there are reports Apple is working on a new Thunderbolt Display with an inbuilt GPU. A tweet by BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski indicates the same, and he says he’s heard from sources, Apple’s new Thunderbolt Display will have in-built GPU.
Check out his tweet
Thunderbolt Display takes dirt nap as expected. Sources telling me next-gen display will indeed have integrated GPU http://t.co/kx6n0vQGMf
— John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) June 24, 2016
As this report on MacRumors notes, a Thunderbolt Display with an in-built graphic card, would work with any Mac as it would rely on its internal GPU rather than using the one on the machine.
Another report on The Next Web speculates Apple might be working on bringing its new P3 colour gamut, which “goes well beyond the standard sRGB spectrum and specifically makes greens and blues pop,” to the new Thunderbolt Display.
We’ll have to wait and see when the new Apple Thunderbolt Display makes an appearance.