If you wish to get yourself an Apple Thunderbolt Display, you better do it fast because the Cupertino company has confirmed that they are discontinuing it.
According to TechCrunch, Apple announced that the Thunderbolt Display will still be sold on the Apple Online Store and in retail locations, but only while stocks last. Once sold out, Apple will not be replenishing it, urging users to go for third-party options instead.
“We’re discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display. It will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorised resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users” – Apple spokesperson.
The Thunderbolt Display will most probably not be missed though. It’s been criticised for not being updated since 2011, and still carries a hefty price tag. A 27” Thunderbolt Display retails at RM4,499, while a 27” 5K iMac costs RM7,649.
Don’t be too disappointed though, while there are reports that Apple will stop producing displays with built-in GPU, 9to5Mac reports that they are actually working on a new 5K display with USB-C port over Thunderbolt 3. Apple could only be retiring the name “Thunderbolt Display”, and use a new name like “Apple 5K Display” instead.