Apple today EOL’d the 20 inch cinema display. Whether that means a new 20-inch ultra-shiny Mini DisplayPort LED w/camera version is on the way or not is anyone’s guess. The new 24-inch has had its fans (quality+camera+MacBook power adapter) and critics (price+shine), but it certainly seem like it is the direction Apple is headed. It also means a desktop product refresh in the coming month is more likely. Update: Also, Apple has lowered its prices on refurbished iMacs.
It is a bit difficult to justify the high cost of Apple Displays currently. For instance a similar Dell (With DVI not DisplayPort and TN vs. LED) including camera and superior resolution costs $279. It actually looks pretty good and gets great reviews. While we can pay a premium for Apple quality, the new displays cost MORE THAN THREE times the cost of a this Dell. That is the kind of pricing difference that gives Apple a bad name.