Saturday, December 2, 2023
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Let’s hope 2021 sees the return of Apple displays for the rest of us

I’m hoping that Apple will finally get around to making external displays that those of us (which is most of us) who can’t afford an US$5,000 Apple Pro Display XDR when it unveils a 16-inch MacBook Pro sporting the well-received M1 processor. I expect such a super-sized laptop to arrive next spring.

Apple discontinued its Thunderbolt Displays in 2016 (which was a bad idea). Since ditching its own display line, the company has been recommending LG’s UltraFine 4K and 5K monitors, which are okay, but they lack the oomph factor and gorgeous looks of the late, lamented Thunderbolt Displays. 

New Apple monitors would make a great candidate for not only a 16-inch MacBook Pro, but also the current MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. If/when the tech company does release new displays, let’s hope they’ll 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.

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.