In the middle of this year Apple killed the Thunderbolt Display, which made many people suspect that we would see an update of the Apple monitor, more specifically in the special event that happened today.
Frustrating all expectations, Apple not only announced changes to the MacBooks Pro (and no other ones), but it also seems to have completely set aside its own monitor, disclosing a “partnership” with LG and your new 4K and 5K monitors.
The monitor LG UltraFine 5K Display it has a 27 inch screen with a resolution of 5120 × 2880 pixels and a wide range of P3 colors. It has three USB-C ports downstream to connect to other devices and accessories, and a Thunderbolt 3 port that connects to 85W only on the new MacBook Pro and, at the same time, also recharges it. It also includes a microphone, a camera and stereo speakers. It is already on Apple’s US website for $ 1,300, but is not yet available for purchase (due in December).
The cheapest version of the monitor, the LG UltraFine 4K Display, has a 21.5 inch screen with a resolution of 4096 × 2304 pixels and the same number of ports as its bigger brother, with the difference of connecting to 60W on the Thunderbolt 3. Furthermore, this model does not have a built-in camera or microphone, just loud speakers. Unlike the other, this one can now be bought for $ 700.
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Yes, it looks like Apple’s future is adapters. Last year, she brought the 12-inch MacBook with only one USB-C port, which has already frustrated many people. Then he removed the 3.5mm port on the new iPhones. Today, Apple released its new line of MacBooks Pro, which have only four Thunderbolt 3 ports and (at least) audio output.
To join the range of USB-C adapters that Apple already offers, now three more have arrived at its online store to adapt to the Thunderbolt 3 interface of the new MacBooks Pro.
The first is a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter; it is already available in Brazil for R $ 330. In addition, two more USB-C chargers were added: one of 61W for R $ 450 (for the 13 ″ MBP) and one for 87W for R $ 550 (for the 15 ″ MBP).