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Just a couple of days ago, Apple confirmed that they had discontinued the Thunderbolt Display. With no successor in sight and with Thunderbolt Displays with integrated GPUs debunked, it seems like that could be the end of Apple’s ambitions to create standalone displays for its computers.

Or maybe not. According to a tweet by BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski (via MacRumors), it seems that the Thunderbolt Displays with its own integrated GPU is still in the works and could be launched later. According to his tweet, it reads, “Thunderbolt Display takes dirt nap as expected. Sources telling me next-gen display will indeed have integrated GPU.”

It should be noted that Paczkowski has been right and on the money when it comes to Apple rumors in the past, so there is reason to believe that what he tweeted could be true (although still probably best taken with a grain of salt). Unfortunately there is no word on when this new display will be launched, so don’t hold your breath just yet.

It will be interesting to see if the rumors are true. By integrating a GPU into the display itself, it would essentially allow the monitor to work with any Mac as it would be able to drive its own display, rather than relying on the other Mac which could end up consuming additional resources. The downside is that it could end up being more expensive, but either way we’ll just have to wait and see.

Filed in Apple >Gadgets >Rumors. Read more about Monitors.

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