MacRumors noticed that Apple placed images of their new LED Cinema Display on their website yesterday. The leaked display looks identical to the current model, but will have a Thunderbolt port on the back to easily connect with Apple’s latest Thunderbolt machines: iMacs, MacBook Pros and Mac Pros, MacBook Airs, and Mac minis in the very near future. You can tell that these are new displays based on the unreleased model number, previously thought to be a new White MacBook that they are attached to and by the OS X Lion wallpaper.
The differentiation is important because, as Apple has warned in a previous KB article, the CD no longer has to be the end of a Thunderbolt chain of devices. For instance, you could have an external hard drive array connected to your monitor permanently rather than having to plug into another device which would terminate at the monitor. For MacBook Air/Pro users, this would allow the ‘power-USB-Thunderbolt’ cable to do everything, yet again.
- Apple about to roll out Thunderbolt cable for data transfers and displays (9to5mac.com)
- Faster MacBook Airs with backlit keyboards, 128/256 GB of storage next week (9to5mac.com)
- Apple publishes Thunderbolt support documents (9to5mac.com)
- Apple Store overnight planned for July 13th, new MacBook Airs and Lion signage awaits (9to5mac.com)
- Apple selling Promise Thunderbolt products alongside Mac Pros (9to5mac.com)
- Sony debuts Light Peak product in Europe with external GPU (9to5mac.com)
- iMac notes: Dual external monitors, touchpad and SSD options (9to5mac.com)
- LaCie demos 835MB/s uncompressed HD streams via 5 daisy-chained Little Big Disks, courtesy of Thunderbolt (9to5mac.com)
- iFixit tears down Thunderbolt cable, reveals active parts (9to5mac.com)
- Refurbished Apple 24″ LED Cinema Display for $599 + free shipping, more (9to5toys.com)