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Jun 29, 2016 02:54 AM EDT

Apple Discontinues Its Thunderbolt Display, Points Customers To Third-Party Options; Likely To Release A New Version Soon

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Apple had recently announced that it will discontinue its Thunderbolt Display.

The California based company has decided to halt its production of its Thunderbolt Display permanently. Apple points its customers to third-party options, Tech Crunch reported.

The current monitor provides an external monitor option for MacBooks, as well as Macs. The monitor displays a 2560x1440 resolution, which may be considered on its way out, as far as external monitors go.

The latest Mac already outputs 5K resolution, which makes the Thunderbolt Display relatively obsolete. The current generation laptops from Apple already features retina displays, with the Macbook Air as an exception.

The recently axed external monitor barely provides any significant benefits to Apple users, other than providing an extra screen to play around.

An Apple spokesperson had stated that the Thunderbolt Display would still be available through the Apple online store, but the company has stopped its production, 9To5Mac reported.

The external monitor would be only available while supplies last. Another option that Apple had suggested is to go for a third-party option. The spokesperson cites that there are a number of third-party options that are readily available to Mac users.

Apple's recent announcement would likely lead to speculations that an improved external display would soon be announced.

Rumors have spread across the internet, even prior to Apple's announcement. Critics predict that the tech company are positioning itself for a new release soon, according to MacRumors.

While the specs of the new version remains to be seen, fans have predicted that it would likely have a 4K or even a 5K display, which is hardly a surprise.

Fans have been asking for a "smarter" monitor suggesting that the monitor should have its own GPU built in. Customers have to wait a little more to see whether Apple has heeded its fans for the highly requested feature.

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