Apple’s Thunderbolt Display has had an interesting run recently, but talks that something even better is coming down the line continue on.
Late yesterday it was confirmed that Apple had indeed discontinued its Thunderbolt Display, and that sales would come to an end once stock for the external display ran dry. Leading up to that, though, reports surfaced that said Apple was working on a 5K display that would boast an integrated graphics card, or GPU. Some folks even expected that display to be announced at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
That report was basically debunked soon after it arrived, though, and now that WWDC is over and done with, and there’s no new 5K display with an integrated GPU on the market, many folks are still waiting to see what happens. Especially now that the Thunderbolt Display is on its last leg.
Now, according to John Paczkowski, those early rumors of an external display with an integrated GPU are still alive, and Apple is still working on the dedicated display:
Thunderbolt Display takes dirt nap as expected. Sources telling me next-gen display will indeed have integrated GPU https://t.co/kx6n0vQGMf
— John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) June 24, 2016
Unfortunately there aren’t any other details to go on here, and a timeframe for when Apple could announce the new display remains a mystery as well. Still, with the discontinuation of the Thunderbolt Display this is a pretty good sign that something even better is coming down the pipe, even if we don’t have a date to circle on the calendar for its arrival just yet.
A display that boasts a built-in graphics card could work with almost any Mac it was connected to because it wouldn’t be beholden to that machine, bur would be driven by the internal graphics card instead.
Are you hoping this is a reality just waiting to happen?