Apple currently offers only one external display, the $5,000 ($6,000 with a stand) Pro Display XDR. The last affordable monitor for average people was the Apple Thunderbolt Display, which was available from 2011 to 2016. So, in 2022, a new monitor? It’s all about timing. Check out MacBook Pro Retina 13 A1425 Parts if you want to upgrade the display.
Why Do We Need It?
Although a Mac can be connected to any display, very few models provide the level of integration that Mac users are accustomed to. At the very least, an Apple-made monitor, like the displays built into the iMac and MacBook Pro, would wake up instantly.
However, an Apple-made display would have additional benefits. To begin, based on current and previous models, it would have a useful complement of ports on the back or sides. If there is an audio jack, it will be of the same quality as the ones in the MacBook. If it has USB-C or Thunderbolt passthrough ports, they’ll be grouped together rather than scattered around the perimeter like Dell.
An Apple display would use a resolution appropriate for its computers. A third-party display will frequently need to be run in the Mac’s “scaled” mode, which expands the entire user interface to make it more comfortable to view on a display with a different pixel resolution. This puts more strain on the Mac’s GPU and may result in a slight loss of sharpness.
Aside from improved build quality and integration, Apple could add some cool features to the monitor.
It could, for example, incorporate AirPlay. This is the name given by Apple to its audio and video streaming technology. AirPlay can stream audio to speakers, video to Apple TV boxes, and video from your iPhone to your Mac as of this year’s iOS and macOS updates.
What if you could do that without using a computer? Even a simple, old-model A-series chip in the monitor would enable AirPlay, just as it does with the Apple TV box. In fact, the monitor could be an Apple TV box where you can watch movies and play games.
What about facial recognition? This would be ideal for laptop users who are accustomed to simply placing their finger on the Touch ID button, as well as Mac mini users who have no such biometric tricks unless they purchase the costly Magic Keyboard.
Why Does Apple Need It?
Apple should sell monitors because they are an important part of a complete lineup. A professional camera manufacturer would struggle to make a name for itself if it only sold bodies and left the lenses to third parties. Want to upgrade the display? Check out Macbook Pro Retina I O Board.
Monitors aren’t as profitable as MacBooks or iPhones, but neither is the Mac Pro. If you only consider best-sellers, Apple’s high-end desktop machine is redundant in its lineup. Because laptops outnumber desktops in sales, desktops are a niche market.