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    Post Apple Introduces World's First Thunderbolt Display
    Apple Introduces World's First Thunderbolt Display

    CUPERTINO, Californiaā??July 20, 2011ā??AppleĀ® today unveiled the new Apple Thunderbolt Display, the worldā??s first display with Thunderbolt I/O technology and the ultimate docking station for your MacĀ® notebook. With just a single cable, users can connect a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac to the 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display and access its FaceTimeĀ® camera, high quality audio, and Gigabit Ethernet, FireWireĀ® 800, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt ports. Designed specifically for Mac notebooks, the new display features an elegant, thin, aluminum and glass enclosure, and includes a MagSafeĀ® connector that charges your MacBookĀ® Pro or MacBook AirĀ®.

    ā??The Apple Thunderbolt Display is the ultimate docking station for your Mac notebook,ā?? said Philip Schiller, Appleā??s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. ā??With just one cable, users can dock with their new display and connect to high performance peripherals, network connections and audio devices.ā??

    With a beautiful 16:9 edge-to-edge glass design, the Thunderbolt Display uses IPS technology to provide a brilliant image across an ultra wide 178 degree viewing angle. Any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac notebook can dock with the display to quickly and easily create a full-fledged desktop solution. The Thunderbolt Display includes a built-in FaceTime HD video camera for crisp video conferencing, a 2.1 speaker system for high quality audio, an integrated MagSafe charger to keep Mac notebooks charged, three USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, one Gigabit Ethernet port and a Thunderbolt port for daisy chaining up to five additional Thunderbolt devices.

    The Thunderbolt Display is the worldā??s first display to include Thunderbolt I/O technology. Featuring two bi-directional channels with transfer speeds up to an amazing 10Gbps each, each Thunderbolt port delivers PCI Express directly to external peripherals such as high performance storage and RAID arrays, supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI and VGA displays. Thunderbolt-based Macs with discrete graphics can drive two external displays giving professional users over 7 million additional pixels of display real estate and the ability to daisy chain additional Thunderbolt devices, as well as video and audio capture devices.

    The Thunderbolt Display includes an ambient light sensor which automatically adjusts the display brightness based on external lighting conditions and uses only as much energy as necessary to provide an optimum viewing experience. Made with mercury-free LED technology, arsenic-free glass and highly recyclable materials, the new display meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold status.* The new display contains no brominated flame retardants and all cables and components are PVC-free.

    Pricing & Availability
    The new Thunderbolt Display will be available within the next 60 days through the Apple StoreĀ® (, Appleā??s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $999 (US). The Apple Thunderbolt Display requires a Mac with a Thunderbolt I/O port.

    *EPEAT is an independent organization that helps customers compare the environmental performance of notebooks and desktops. For more information visit

    Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

    Press Contacts:
    Colin Smith
    (408) 862-1171

    Jacqueline Roy
    (408) 862-4386Ā*
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    BrianLachoreVPI's Avatar
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    Feb 24, 2011
    March 2011 15" MBP 2.3GHz i7 Quad Core 8GB Ram | Mid 2011 27" iMac 3.4 GHz i7 16 GB RAM 2 TB HDD
    What's taking the drives so long to materialize?!

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    6.1 Mac Pro - 5.1 Mac Pro - 4.1 Mac Pro - 15" MBP - 13" MBP - 17" PB - PM G5 - Apple Watch 42mm
    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    What's taking the drives so long to materialize?!
    I believe their high cost.
    “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” Marcus Aurelius

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    Mar 22, 2011
    3/11 17" MBP 8g/500 Glossy, IPod Touch 4thgen 8gig, 32Gig Verizon 3G + WiFi IPadII
    So, with this thing for a docking station, I'm not seeing a keyboard included.

    You can plug in your notebook, but cant use it for a keyboard because the MBP screen is in the way. You can't close it if you're typing on it, and you can't possibly be bending it back, awkward and annoying on top of pushing you too far from the screen.

    So, can you run it thru the MBP with lid closed and the MBP set aside somewhere, and tethered to the thunderbolt display with a keyboard and trackpad separate?

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    MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2
    I hate that fact that their smallest external is now 27". That's just way too big. I have the 24" LCD and that's perfect.
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