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Apple discontinues 20-inch Cinema Display

updated 01:45 pm EST, Thu February 19, 2009

20-in. Cinema Display gone

Apple is dropping production of the 20-inch Cinema Display, an announcement reveals. The company has notified its sales and service links that the product is officially "end of life," and will no longer be shipped to customers or retail stores. The monitor has also been removed from Apple's online storefront, and given no automatic order conversions for anyone who may have ordered the product earlier.

It is also believed that the 30-inch Cinema Display may soon disappear, mainly due to expired delivery dates at retailers like Ingram Micro UK. The model can still be ordered however, and it is now the only official Apple display that can be connected to current Mac minis and Pros. The new 24-inch Cinema Display (pictured) is equipped only with Mini DisplayPort input, mainly due to its association with the latest unibody MacBooks. A revised 30-inch monitor may be forthcoming, but will likely have to wait for updated Minis and Pros.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Know what this means?

    This means BRING ON THE NEW MAC MINIS AND PROS, STEVE! Get cracking!

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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    not quite

    I wouldn't call that an 'announcement'. An announcement is usually considered public. This is more of an internal notification.

    Apple doesn't "announce" products that hit EOL, they just hope they'll fade away. And leave the customers guessing.

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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I don't know. If you want to know the exact timeline that any software from Microsoft will be supported, you can get that information. There's no announcement, because it is already known.

    Try figuring out what version of OS X will be supported by Apple, and for how long. Will Tiger be still supported when Snow Leopard is released? Being that Snow Leopard will leave out all PPC owners (well, we think so, since Apple never discloses any information to anyone, it's always guesswork), are they now at a point where they are in unsupported territory?

    h***, try to find something that will even let you know that Apple plans on supporting Leopard with updates from today forward. Everyone assumes, by current usage, that they'll support bug fixes on the current release and security patches on the last one, but that's just an assumption.

  1. nat

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I don't know. There's an article on macnn and there's no announcement that testudo will be here bashing apple and singing ms praises. Try figuring out when he won't do that. h***, try to find any article that he doesn't do this. I wish macnn would fix that bug already.

    "Being that Snow Leopard will leave out all PPC owners (well, we think so, since Apple never discloses any information to anyone, it's always guesswork)"
    we do? according to who? it's guesswork. so why wouldn't we give equal thought that they won't leave out PPC owners?


  1. Roehlstation

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MS TImeline?


    Microsoft has already made changes in its timetables. Last year, the company extended the sales life cycle -- the time during which PC manufacturers and system builders could sell computers with XP installed -- to June 30, 2008. It will stop selling XP altogether on Jan. 31, 2009. And it extended the mainstream support period for XP to April 14, 2009, in an effort to reassure customers made nervous by the long delays in shipping Vista.

    Guess what, I can still buy Windows XP off he shelf, and do you seriously think MS will stop XP support on April 14th?

    BTW Apple still DOES release software updates and patches to OSes as far back as System 6.0.5 YES, that is correct, System 6.0.5. So when was the EOL of the Zune supposed to be? Looks like XP is going to outlive it at this point. Looks like GM will "End of Life" Pontiac, and Saturn here too. They didn't announce that last year either.

    Albeit, Apple DOES announce EOL on its products, but like anyone else, they don't exactly fly the message over your house on the Goodyear blimp, you need only look it up.

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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Again, as always...

    Fck Apple, you can get a better monitor, you choose, and you don't get let out in the cold whenever Apple feels like it.

    ck the F*cking Apple Company and their over-priced hardware evil empire. Eat S*** and die!

  1. Mr. Fartleberry

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Past History

    Couldn't wait for AAPL. Bought a Dell 24. Love the extra inputs and vertical capability. At almost half the price of the new crippled Mac 24.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: MS TImeline?

    Microsoft has already made changes in its timetables.

    OK, but they still have timetables. What have they done, pushed back some dates. Oh, the horrors.

    Apparently your argument is "Well, timetables change, so let's not publish any!". Just remember this the next time someone says Apple isn't geared for the enterprise.

    BTW, when does mainstream and security support end for Tiger or Leopard?

  1. chirpy22

    Joined: Dec 1969


    @ Roehlstation

    I just did a search for System 6 on Apple's website and was unable to find any updates. Do you know where they are?

    "BTW Apple still DOES release software updates and patches to OSes as far back as System 6.0.5 YES, that is correct, System 6.0.5."

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Time For Overpriced Panel

    It's about time they updated the damn thing.

    Of course, you should fully expect Apple to charge at least 300 dollars MORE than it is actually worth.

    I bet one million dollars it will be overpriced.

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