Apple prepping new Cinema Displays?

Apple has removed Cinema Displays from the front page of Apple Store Online.

However, you can still find the CInema Displays by clicking on “Accessories” and then “Displays.”

Jason O’Grady blogs for ZDNet, “Non-conspiracists will maintain that Apple did it to make room for the Christmas items that they’re featuring, but I’m not buying… Apple’s current Cinema Displays were released at WWDC in June 2004 and three and a half years is an eternity in consumer electronics.”

O’Grady writes, “Apple’s new Cinema Displays will most likely feature LED backlighting, an HDMI port, a built-in iSight camera and a new industrial design. If they only come with a glossy finish, look for a boycott and protest–at least from me. New Cinema Displays will most likely get unveiled at Macworld Expo on 15 January 2008.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Too Hot!” for the heads up.]

52 Comments

  1. What’s the value there? Will it have multi-touch integrated so I can control the temperature of my heating or cooling system, things like that? Will it make my home more science fiction?

    If it doesn’t represent a step forward in the home of the future, there’s no value there.

  2. If they use LED and are as large as the current model offerings, you can throw out hopes of them being price competitive.

    Also, I think they are hesitant about putting iSights in them due to potential workplace restrictions on such items, especially given the target buyers of the CD’s.

    Personally, I love the current Industrial Design. I think some new internals and an easier way to use them as an HDTV would be more than enough of a change. But that’s just me.

  3. The design is fine. I don’t think we’ll see a new look until the Mac Pro design is revamped, and that doesn’t sound like it will happen this time around..

    They definitely need a price cut though.. They are extremely over-priced at the moment..

    Built in iSight is unlikely in my opinion because Cinema displays are geared towards pros whom generally have multiple displays on the desktop.. Seems like a waste to have multiple built in iSights in a single workstation.

  4. I hope they look similar to the iMacs. That will help all the dual display folks (me)- Buy a 24″ iMac and a 24″ display, yipee. I really don’t need the atom smashing power of the powermac, but I like dual displays.

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