Apple’s Thunderbolt Display was released over 4 years ago and today marks the death of this beloved monitor. It is (or was) Apple’s only take on a monitor and is now discontinued. We don’t know if Apple plans on releasing any new monitors soon, but there are speculations that the folks might release a 5k display to match their high-end 5k iMac! The Thunderbolt Display was priced at $999, and was not cheap at all as you can get the baseline iMac for just ($1,099.00 USD). Did Apple make the right decision by killing a 5 year old piece of tech? In my opinion, the answer to that is yes only if they release a new monitor, possibly with a 5k display. Others were sad, and I was too, but Apple was probably not selling enough units of the Display and had to take this step.

Here’s what Apple’s spokesman said, “We’re discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display. It will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users.”

The last sentence is what actually stood out to me. There are definitely a plenty of options that can satisfy a person for much cheaper out on the market right now. But, there was something about that piece of tech that saddens me deep down.

Well as they say, “You have to let go of some things in order to get new things”, and that’s what everyone should say to themselves until Apple releases a new monitor.

“We’re discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display. It will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users.”

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