Among Steve Jobs’ first announcements at today’s WWDC in San Jose was that Apple is saying goodbye to CRT displays, and revamping their current line of LCDs. “We will become the first company in the industry to have all-LCD displays,” said Jobs.
Jobs announced that Apple will be adding a 17-inch 1280 x 1024, 16.7 million colors, 160-degree viewing angle to its current line-up of Cinema displays. The new model will be available in mid-June for US$999.
Jobs pointed out that all of Apple’s LCD displays feature active matrix, digital driven, feature built-in USB hubs, are powered from the computer, and use only a single cable.
Jobs also announced that Apple’s 22-inch Cinema display is going down in price to $2499.
“Our goal is to try to keep lowering the price so more and more people can keep discovering this display,” said Jobs.
Apple’s 15-inch display costs $599 — “there’s now no reason not to be using one of our amazing displays with your Power Mac,” Jobs said.
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