Apple Discontinues 24, 30-inch Cinema Displays

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The introduction of Apple’s new 27-inch LED Cinema Display on Tuesday also heralded the beginning of the end for the company’s 24-inch LED Cinema Display and 30-inch Cinema Display.

Dave Moody, Apple’s vice president of hardware marketing, confirmed the company will move forward with just the new 27-inch display, but will continue to sell the 24-inch and 30-inch models until supplies are depleted.

The 27-inch display, like the 24-inch model, sports a glossy surface and offers deeper colors that can make movies look more vibrant. It also includes a built-in iSight camera and microphone, stereo speakers, a three-port powered USB hub, and a universal MagSafe plug for charging a MacBook or MacBook Pro.

Discontinuing the 30-inch Cinema Display means Apple’s largest display offering will be 27-inches, and the company will no longer offer a stand-alone display without a glossy surface.

Apple’s 27-inch LED Cinema Display is scheduled to hit store shelves some time in September.

[Thanks to Macworld for the heads up.]

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It was a bit of a reach to justify buying a 30” Cinema Display a couple of years back, but I have no regrets because it has provided full value. I hope when it comes time to replace it that Apple will have returned a matte screen to their line-up.


It would be nice if we had a square monitor.  I shoot nearly as many photos in portrait as in landscape.  These new 16:9 monitors are approaching gun-slits.  Not suitable for Photography at all.

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