Apple has officially announced they’re discontinuing the Thunderbolt Display. In a statement to may sites, Apple said:
“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.”
After a five-year production period, the display is now no longer going to be made or sold by Apple. It may be available at other places, but supplies might not last long. It’s not clear why Apple decided to stop making the display. We also don’t know if we’re going to see a new external display from Apple, one with a 4K or 5K screen.
While expensive at $999, it’s an amazing display. We have owned one and been loving it for the past 4 years now and still use it to this day. It goes along really well with the Mac Pro. Many users were also looking forward to an updated version that brought Apple’s technology of 5K screen in a display for all Macs. However, we are sadly not going to see that day.
As for now, the display is still available for purchase on Apple’s website. Once they sell out, there will be no more listing and you will have to find it somewhere else.