Since the death of the Thunderbolt Display, Apple has left (at least until further notice) the display segment, preferring to shift responsibility to partner LG and endorse an alternative made by South Koreans. This does not erase, however, the story of almost two decades of Ma with its famous panels that began in the late 1998, with the gleaming Apple Studio Display, released on March 17 of that year (ie, there are exactly 20 years and 2 days).
To celebrate the anniversary of this important date and to delight in the future when Apple (presumably) will again make state-of-the-art displays with stunning visuals, the designer Martin hajek recently shared with iDropNews the concept of a possible 20th Anniversary Studio Display.
See s, what a beauty:
In Hajek's imagination, we will have a 27-inch curved OLED panel here, so big OLED screens are very expensive, but the idea would be to see Apple doing something cutting-edge and cutting-edge without worrying about the cost. The thickness of the monitor would be as small as or even smaller than the newer iPhones, and the part would repackage the unique three-legged design brought by Studio Display 20 years ago.
Unlike the 1998 piece, with its shiny polycarbonate, we will have here an all-metal body extremely polished, giving the same gleaming air of 20 years ago but with another type of material only the almost borderless screen glass would break the curved lines and subtle of the monitor, in Hajek's imagination. The screen would also be touch sensitive, and an update in macOS would give the system a more finger-friendly face, according to the designer.
If all this sounds pretty impressive, wait to hear Hajek's idea about panel connectivity: in his idea, the 20th Anniversary Studio Display would have only an outside cable, connecting to the computer exclusively through proprietary wireless technologies yet Thunderbolt and HDMI inputs would be included for added compatibility. Of course, the good part about being a designer with no commitment to reality is that you can just put all the delusional ideas that come to mind without thinking about the technical challenges of the whole thing, but maybe Apple isn't inspired?
In addition to the monitor, Hajek also imagined a new Magic keyboard Fully touch sensitive, with variable layout and Touch Bar to accompany you:
Really amazing in every way.