5K Thunderbolt Display will be a no-show at WWDC


Apple's Thunderbolt display hasn't been updated since 2011.
Apple's Thunderbolt display hasn't been updated since 2011.
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Apple will not be updating its old ass Thunderbolt display anytime soon, despite rumors that suggested the company was planning to unveil a new 5K Thunderbolt display with a built-in GPU at this year’s WWDC.

Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote will focus mostly on software, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. The site reported yesterday that Apple is working on a new 5K Thunderbolt display with an integrated external GPU, but it appears that the June 13th keynote will not be the site of the grand unveiling.

“We’ve now confirmed that no new desktop display, integrated GPU or not, is planned for the [WWDC keynote],” the site claims. “Sources say that WWDC this year will be a ‘software year’, indicating the show will be light on new hardware announcements in general.”

Another report from iMore confirms that the 5K monitor will be a no-show.

Sounds like we shouldn’t get our hopes up that Apple will unveil its new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch bar either.

Apple is expected to reveal its latest batch of big software updates for iOS, OS X, Apple Watch and Apple TV during the week-long developers conference. The event kicks off with a keynote on June 13th at 10AM PT and Cult of Mac will be here providing a full breakdown on all the amazing new stuff even if there’s no new display or MacBooks.


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