Cinema Display with Thunderbolt Coming Soon

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Apple has leaked an upcoming LED Cinema Display on its website that boasts a Thunderbolt connection. The new display looks exactly like the current model, but features Thunderbolt I/O technology on the back.

A new MacBook Air, Mac Pro, white Macbook, and Mac mini was expected to launch sometime soon, with the latest rumors saying next week. This speculation was originally based off part numbers that were leaked. While the new MacBook Air part numbers are still legitimate, the Mac Pro numbers were later updated to reflect a new Mac mini and white Macbook model.

MacRumors has uncovered that these already-corrected Mac mini and white Macbook part numbers are in fact numbers for a new, Thunderbolt-equipped Cinema Display.

“Apple has even confirmed that information by prematurely posting a new image on its site depicting the display and identifying in the URL as the “MC914″ part that had been previously thought to be a new MacBook. The display appears essentially identical to the existing LED Cinema Display from the front, although Apple’s new promotional image displays a Lion desktop background rather than the Snow Leopard one found on the images for the current model. The rear of the display will obviously include a Thunderbolt port in place of the current mini DisplayPort connection.”

Thunderbolt I/O’s blazing fast architecture will be making its way to the Cinema Display very soon. This is great news for professionals that use the Cinema Display on a day to day basis.