Next Thunderbolt Display

What I think that specs will be for Apple's next display:


  • Resolution: 5,120 by 2,880 pixels
  • Color (maximum): 16.7 million
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Viewing angle: 178 degrees horizontal, 178 degrees vertical
  • Brightness: 375 cd/m2
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • Response time: 12 ms


  • Built-in MagSafe 2 cable (up to 85W),
  • Built-in Thunderbolt cable
  • MagSafe cable adapter included

Peripheral Connections:

  • Three powered USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 10 Gbps)
  • HDMI port
  • Kensington security slot
  • Audio line out
  • Audio line in
  • Firewire 800 port discontinued

Audio and Video:

  • Built-in 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Built-in 2.1 speaker system (49 watts)

Final thoughts

I think that the Thunderbolt Display will become a Retina display, it's really only a question of when. I could see this coming out at the end of 2013, or 2015, there's really no way to know. The only other big difference is the full HD FaceTime camera. I would love to see the front facing cameras on Macs (including this display) having the same quality as the iPhone 4S's back camera. The new audio lines are really just a convince, wouldn't be surprised if this never came. I discontinued the Firewire port simply because I've never seen anyone use it and I think that Thunderbolt takes care of it.