updated 09:15 pm EDT, Mon September 13, 2010
27-inch Cinema Display hints in Apple Store
Apple's promised 27-inch Cinema Display may finally be ready to ship as Apple has quietly updated the Apple Store to make references to the new screen. Where the Mac Pro's build-to-order page described both the 24- and 30-inch displays, it now only mentions the 27-inch model. The purchasing options still only allow the older displays for now.
The change could be a clue that the newer screen will arrive on Tuesday, when Apple usually releases new products. Officially, the company has only ever committed to a September release window.
Launched alongside the new Mac Pros themselves, the 27-inch Cinema Display uses the same design as the 24-inch model but borrows the 27-inch iMac's 2560x1440, IPS-based LCD for a larger, wider aspect image. It still has the MagSafe notebook charger, audio over USB and three-port USB hub, but the extra space affords it a more powerful 49W, 2.1-channel speaker system.