Apple to retire Thunderbolt display. Apple has confirmed that they are no longer going to produce Thunderbolt display. Once current inventory is sold, Apple will end producing standalone displays for its computers.
“We’re discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display. You can buy it through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers. There are some great third-party options available for Mac users,” said an Apple spokesperson in a statement given to TechCrunch.
First reason behind this farewell could be an older monitor. It’s nearly 5 years and Apple rarely updated the Monitor. Thunderbolt still features lower resolution at 2560×1440. It has become outdated as 4K becomes more mainstream.
Moreover, Apple’s competitors are offering better displays at lower prices. So, pulling the plug on the display isn’t really surprising.
Apple said, “There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users.” So it is possible that they don’t plan an upgrade to the display any time soon. However, Apple won’t sell them on his Apple store. So you have to find the best one for you.
For now, at least. There’s no word on whether or not Apple intends to replace it with something in the future. We have to wait till Apple makes any announcement about the new monitor.