updated 01:30 pm EDT, Thu September 23, 2010
First monitors should arrive today
The very first shipments of Apple's 27-inch Cinema Display should now be arriving at homes and offices, buyers are commenting. Shipping notices have reportedly been going out since yesterday, in some cases indicating delivery as soon as today. The notices coincide with the availability of a Snow Leopard support update.
The monitor is Apple's first over 24 inches to use LED backlighting, which has several advantages including lower power consumption. It relies on a 2560x1440 IPS panel, and has switched to the same 16:9 ratio employed by the 27-inch iMac. It replaces a 24-inch option, which was only introduced in November 2008.