Looks like you will have to source your display from another manufacturer.
Here’s hoping you weren’t hell bent on getting an Apple monitor to go with your Apple computer, for Apple has stated it will henceforth discontinue its thunderbolt display, having kept it in the market for almost 5 years now.
Strangely enough, Apple hasn’t provided a reason for its decision of dropping its 27” screen display from the market. It has curtly said, the monitors will be available in stores “while supplies last,” and also that in case you need a monitor you could always get it through a “number of great third-party options”.
To be exact, Apple’s spokesperson said, “We’re discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display. It will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users.”
Actually, this was expected given the number of years Apple’s Thunderbolt Display’s technology has been in the market. Moreover, its asking price of $999 can now get you an ultra-wide Quad HD 4K monitor.
With that price tag, Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is certainly not the most tempting offer. Instead Apple fans can splurge on an iMac with a 5K display. If that wasn’t enough, first generation Thunderbolt devices are totally outdated, especially with Thunderbolt 3 starting to make its presence felt in the market.
Apple’s discontinue its Thunderbolt display will hardly cause any ripples, but what will is what will happen next. Apple strangely isn’t saying much, which could be because Apple is preparing for a replacement technology which could be timed with its launch of Thunderbolt 3 equipped Macs with external 5K displays.
Looks like you will have to source your display from another company. Apple will not provide you with all that you need to outfit your Mac Pro or Mac mini, unfortunately.