“Apple today announced that it is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, the large external display many use to connect to MacBooks or other Macs for extra screen real estate,” Matthew Panzarino reports for TechCrunch. “This is very likely to fuel speculation (which has been ongoing) that Apple will soon launch a 4K or 5K version of the display.”
Panzarino reports, “‘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,’ said an Apple spokesperson in a statement given to TechCrunch.”
“Why Apple would make an explicit announcement about this is anyone’s guess — though the most obvious is big corporate orders and education,” Panzarino reports. “We’re getting into buying season for the new year and they want people to be drafting orders with this in mind.”
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