The Apple Thunderbolt Display was first introduced in July 2011 and in that time has proved very popular, but those who wish to purchase one from third-party resellers might have a tough task ahead becasue stock is running low. While you can still get these display from Apple stores, we can’t help wonder if a new 2013 Apple Thunderbolt display will be released in the not too distant future?
Whenever Apple products get low on stock it’s a good indication that a refresh is on the way, but it might not be as simple as that with the Thunderbolt display. It’s almost certain that if a refresh was coming soon then the new design would be very similar to that of the new iMac with its very thin design. However, because the lamination process for the 27-inch iMac has caused a shortage in production and according to a report will not be rectified until next month, this could dictate how long we will have to wait for the 2013 Apple Thunderbolt display refresh.
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It’s not just the thin display that could change because many people expect Apple to include USB 3.0 and MagSafe 2 ports onto the Thunderbolt display update. We’ve heard in the past from consumers that they would like to see a return to the matte display because they hate the current crop of displays that give a mirror kind of effect, but do you think this would be a step back?
The 2013 Thunderbolt display price from Apple is also a topic of interest because the current model costs a staggering $999. However, depending who you ask they will say that just under $1000 isn’t a lot for a display that offers the same kind of screen quality, as well as the number of ports you get as well. Having said that, if Apple were to update those ports mentioned above and also offer HDMI support as well then the 2013 update should prove popular.