New Apple Thunderbolt Display 2016: Will it be presented today?

Some professional users have long been waiting for the release of a new Apple Thunderbolt display. Photo: Pixabay
Some professional users have long been waiting for the release of a new Apple Thunderbolt display. Photo: Pixabay

[contains unpaid advertising] The Apple Thunderbolt display is one of the most visually appealing external displays on the market. Represents Apple at today's event next to the new one MacBook Pro 2016 also a new external Thunderbolt display before?

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On the 23. June 2016 has stopped Apple from producing the current model of the Thunderbolt display and only selling off the models on the market. But is that enough indication that Apple is presenting a new Thunderbolt display at today's event? There are good reasons for it and against it.

Apple Thunderbolt Display 2016: It should be able to

The expectations of the new Apple Thunderbolt display are large: Previous speculation assumes that the new high-end display could have a resolution of 5120 × 2880, equivalent to the current 27 inch Retina iMac. Also, the design of the new screen should be adapted to that of the iMac, with a practically no longer available width of the display and very thin edges. In addition, it is suspected that Apple will launch this new Thunderbolt display in partnership with LG Electronics.

Thats 1: That's why the new Apple Thunderbolt display is not presented today

When 2016 discontinued production of the current Apple Thunderbolt display in June, an Apple spokesman said there was a good selection of third-party displays. This statement has fueled speculation that Apple could withdraw completely from the market for external displays. Other analysts speculated that a new display would be released sometime in the future. Current assumptions are based on the latter variant.

And many sources suggest that when today's MacBook Pro 2016 event The new Apple Hardware products, such as the new MacBook Pro 2016, will be able to support a display with such a large 5K resolution, since they are most likely equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Nevertheless, some analysts such as Ming-Chi Kuo assume that Apple will not present a new screen at today's event and a large new external display of the manufacturer from Cupertino will come in the first half of 2017 only on the market.

Does the new Apple Thunderbolt display look like an iMac? From a certain similarity one may assume. Photo:
Does the new Apple Thunderbolt display look like an iMac? From a certain similarity one may assume. Photo:

As the new Apple Thunderbolt display will come onto the market with an integrated graphics processor, there are also two other ways that Apple could use to equip the new display - which, however, requires a release in 2017. First, the 5K display could function via a display port 1.2 with dual Thunderbolt 2 cable or Thunderbolt 3 cable. When using this Funktionalität the display would most likely appear sooner.

The second variant is that with the publication the screen is maintained until the implementation of display port 1.3 or 1.4, however, which are only compatible with the Cannonlake processors from Intel, which are presented in 2017.

Thats 2: That's why the Apple Thunderbolt display appears today

Apple veröffentlicht probably new MacBook Pro 2016 models tonight. With the biggest hardware upgrade that has received the great and grade of many professional users estimated Apple notebooks for many years. What could be more natural than publishing an external high-end display at the same time, which would be a welcome additional purchase for many who use the Mac on the job. In addition, a sophisticated display would additionally boost the run on the new MacBook Pro models, because only the new hardware would be compatible with this high-quality screen. The moment could not be better for a release of the new Apple Thunderbolt display. In addition, the last release of the Apple Thunderbolt Display in September 2011 has taken place and thus is now 1868 days ago. Of the Start the new top screen is more than overdue.

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