Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display

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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’s only stand-alone monitor for Mac Minis and MacBooks is officially dead.

The company revealed today to news outlets that the Thunderbolt Display is no longer in production, after going five years without an update.

“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,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch.

Dwindling Thunderbolt Display supplies recently prompted speculation that Apple planned to announce a redesigned model with 5K resolution. Other rumors claimed the updated Thunderbolt Display would come with a built-in GPU so weaker MacBooks could take advantage of the stand-alone display.

Despite the bevy of rumors, Apple’s WWDC keynote passed without any mention of new hardware. Apple hasn’t given any hints on if it plans to ever come out with a new standalone monitor, so if you one, now might be the last chance to get one.