updated 12:15 pm EST, Thu December 13, 2007
New Apple Cinema Displays?
Apple may be on the verge of updating its Cinema Displays, speculation suggests. The company pulled the stand-alone LCD monitors from prominent mention on its online store Wednesday night, relegating them to the Displays section under Mac Accessories. While Apple may be putting the monitors aside simply to market bigger products during the holidays, the company has also traditionally taken such steps before the release of a product update.
How Apple would upgrade its Cinema Displays is unknown, but in order to keep pace with both the latest iMacs and LCD monitors in general, the company may decide to include a built-in iSight camera, new trim, and/or an HDMI port, which would let viewers connect devices like game consoles or HD movie players. LED backlighting is a possibility, but is normally reserved for notebooks. The arrival of new monitors would likely coincide with next month's Macworld Expo. [via ZDNet]