Could we see a new Mac display at the Oct. 30 event?

Could we see a new Mac display at the Oct. 30 event?

Apple’s $999 Thunderbolt Display was discontinued in 2016, so it’s time for new Apple monitors. The Oct. 30 “There’s more in the making” event would be the perfect time to unveil such displays, especially if the tech giant unveils updated iMacs, MacBooks, and Mac minis, as expected.

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Cross your fingers that a new Apple Thunderbolt Display is coming soon

Cross your fingers that a new Apple Thunderbolt Display is coming soon

AppleInsider notes that the online Apple Store is no longer offering in-store pickup for the LG UltraFine 5K Display for a large number of outlets, indicating that the screens may be replaced by a new model, “potentially even the anticipated Apple-produced displays.” Let’s hope it’s the latter, which would make Mac laptop owners like me very happy.

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Review: the MacBook Pro is a powerhouse workhorse (at thoroughbred pricing)

Review: the MacBook Pro is a powerhouse workhorse (at thoroughbred pricing)

At one point I thought that the perfect combination of Apple computing gear was a 5K iMac for most of my work and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro as my “back-up” Mac and laptop replacement for the few times I’m traveling. And, indeed, this does work most of the time, at least for me. But for a lot of folks the best set-up could easily be a new 15-inch MacBook Pro coupled with a 27-inch LG Ultrafine 5K display.

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Apple files for a patent involving a ‘virtual acoustic system’ for a variety of devices

Apple files for a patent involving a ‘virtual acoustic system’ for a variety of devices

Improving audio is obviously on the collective mind at Apple. Following the granting of a patent that hints at iMacs and Thunderbolt Displays with surround sound, the tech giant has filed for a patent (number 20170230772) regarding a method for “creating a virtual acoustic system with an undistorted acoustic center.”

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Apple garnered a lot of good will today (now about the AirPort product line)

Apple garnered a lot of good will today (now about the AirPort product line)

Apple gained itself an incredible amount of good will today by announcing: the 2013 Mac Pro wasn't expandable enough and that a more modular model is in the works, along with new Apple displays; new iMacs are coming this year, some with pro level capabilities; and that the Mac mini is staying in the line-up.

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I still want an Apple Thunderbolt Display with a built-in GPU

I still want an Apple Thunderbolt Display with a built-in GPU

Apple is touting LG’s UltraFine 4K and 5K displays as the perfect monitors for usewith the 2016 MacBook Pros. They’re fine (pun intended), but not as elegant as an Apple-made monitor would be. That’s why I still hope for a Thunderbolt Display with an integrated GPU that has been rumored in the past.

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LG UltraFine 5K is a great display for new MacBook Pros (and looks aren’t everything)

LG UltraFine 5K is a great display for new MacBook Pros (and looks aren’t everything)

In a previous review, I mentioned that I wasn’t overly impressed with the LG UltraFine 4K, one of the monitors LG co-developed with Apple for use with the 2016 MacBook Pros. Thankfully, the UltraFine 5K addresses some of its smaller siblings’ shortcomings (which it should since it’s more expensive).

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LG UltraFine 4K is an okay display for new MacBook Pros (but I’d wait for the 5K model)

LG UltraFine 4K is an okay display for new MacBook Pros (but I’d wait for the 5K model)

With the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K seemingly on permanent delay, the most logical display available for owners of the 2016 MacBook Pros is the LG UltraFine 4K, which LG co-developed with Apple. It’s a decent monitor, but you’ll probably want to wait for the bigger display.

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Apple reportedly discontinuing its AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme, AirPort Time Capsule line

Apple reportedly discontinuing its AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme, AirPort Time Capsule line

First, it was the Thunderbolt Display, now Apple is apparently abandoning the AirPort Express, the AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule. The Cupertino, California-based company has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers, in a move to try to sharpen the company's focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue, Bloomberg reports.

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Here’s what I’m expecting at today’s ‘hello, again’ event

Here’s what I’m expecting at today’s ‘hello, again’ event

Apple will hold its “hello, again” media event today at 10 a.m. (Pacific). AppleWorld.Today will have complete coverage of the announcements, but here’s what I’m predicting.

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