Apple pulls plug on Thunderbolt display

Apple calls time on its Thunderbolt display, and tells people who want one to grab one soon, or go check out the many third-party options available.

Apple has pulled the plug on its thousand-dollar Thunderbolt display, which was first introduced back in July 2011.

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"We're discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display," Apple told iMore. "It will be available through, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users."

By modern standards where 5K wide-gamut displays are common, Apple's Thunderbolt display is pretty long in the tooth - the 2560×1440 pixel resolution, the 720p forward-facing camera, and the FireWire 800 port all make it a bit of an antique.

Pundits and analysts had predicted that Apple would pull the plug on this display, but it has been widely expected that Apple would unveil a new, updated model at WWDC 2016. That didn't happen, and that means that right now there's a gap in Apple's hardware lineup.

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