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Cross your fingers that a new Apple Thunderbolt Display is coming soon

AppleInsider notes that the online Apple Store is no longer offering in-store pickup for the LG UltraFine 5K Display for a large number of outlets, indicating that the screens may be replaced by a new model, “potentially even the anticipated Apple-produced displays.” Let’s hope it’s the latter, which would make Mac laptop owners like me very happy.

It would also be perfect for the rumored Mac mini update that some pundits expect to see this month. Since ditching its own display line a few years ago, Apple has been recommending LG’s UltraFine 4K and 5K monitors, but they lack the oomph factor and gorgeous looks of the late, lamented Thunderbolt Displays. 

Let’s hope that such a revamped Apple monitor — available in space grey, perhaps? — is coming soon and will be available in both 4K and 5K versions — and with all the ports of an iMac, not just the USB-C ports on the current LG monitors. And let’s hope the display supports ProMotion and TrueTone.

ProMotion improves display quality and reduces power consumption by automatically adjusting the display refresh rate to match the movement of the content. True Tone automatically changes the White Point and color balance of the display based on real-time measurements of the ambient light falling on the screen. 

Finally, I also want better speakers and an enhanced FaceTime camera — features introduced with the iMac Pro. 

Of course, new Apple monitors may not ship until the company releases its new modular Mac Pro — which isn’t slated to happen until sometime in 2019. But let’s hope they arrive sooner rather than later. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.