Apple Display

Apple designed, manufactured and sold a wide variety of computer displays throughout its history. You’ll learn everything about Apple Displays on these pages.

Apple Display – Full information, all models and much more

Apple started manufacturing its monitors in 1980, when the Monitor III was introduced to match the Apple II and the Apple III computers. Since that four generations of CRT displays were introduced, as well as Apple LCDs which started with Apple Flat Panel display. Portable displays followed, and at the end of the 20th century external displays the first desktop flat-panel display was launched. Apple Cinema Display, whose first version appeared on the market in August 1999, marked a new era of Apple monitors. (more…)

Apple Cinema HD Display (30-Inch, Aluminum)

The Apple Cinema HD Display (30-Inch, Aluminum) is meant to complement the Apple hi-end products, such as the Power Macintosh G5 and PowerBook G4 models. It has an anodized aluminum casing with a slight bezel, and is mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge.
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Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-Inch)

Introduced in July 2011, and the discontinued in the summer of 2016, the Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) is a companion to the Thunderbolt-featured Mac laptop only. It features a built-in Thunderbolt / MagSafe octopus cable, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a FireWire “800” port in addition to three USB 2.0 ports, an integrated FaceTime HD web-camera, a mic, and 2.1 speaker system with a subwoofer. The Thunderbolt / MagSafe cable can also charge the laptops, turning the display in a dock station. (more…)

Apple Cinema Display LED (27-Inch)

The Apple Cinema Display LED (27-inch) is meant to companion the laptops with a Mini DisplayPort (earlier Macs aren’t supported): the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air, as well as desktops featuring the same very port. It has an anodized aluminum casing with a slight bezel (but wider than that of its predecessor), and is mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge.  (more…)

Apple Cinema Display (23-Inch, Aluminum)

The Apple Cinema Display (23-inch, aluminum) is meant to complement the Apple hi-end products, such as the Power Macintosh G5 and PowerBook G4 models. It has an anodized aluminum casing with a slight bezel, and is mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge. (more…)

Apple Cinema Display (20-Inch, Aluminum)

The Apple Cinema Display (20-inch, aluminum) was a great invention in design. Meant to complement the Apple hi-end products, such as the Power Macintosh G5 and PowerBook G4 models by getting an anodized aluminum casing with a slight bezel, and is mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge.  (more…)

Apple Cinema Display LED (24-Inch)

The Apple Cinema Display LED (24-inch) is meant to companion the laptops with small displays and a Mini DisplayPort (earlier Macs aren’t supported): the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. It has an anodized aluminum casing with a slight bezel (but wider than that of its predecessor) and is mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge.  (more…)

Apple Cinema Display HD (23-Inch)

The Apple Cinema Display HD (High Definition, 23-inch) is an active-matrix LCD matte display, with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. As the moniker HD implies, this display is designed for HDTV content playback. It has a higher contrast ratio, brightness, as well as a wider viewing angle which enhance the viewing experience greatly. (more…)

Apple Cinema Display (20-Inch)

The Apple Cinema Display ADC (20-inch) is an active-matrix, LCD matte display with a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. It is enclosed in a high-density, crystal-clear polycarbonate frame and mounted on an easel-style stand. It comes with an integrated, two port USB hub as well as an ADC (Apple Display Connector) for analog and digital video input\output, USB data transferring and power supply. (more…)

Apple Cinema Display Error Codes

The Apple corporation engineers have provided a signal system in order to inform the user about possible faults and errors, which can occur to their Cinema Displays. Apple Cinema Displays use their power LED (lower right corner) to inform a user about faults and errors. If any of them occurs, the LED will blink in a certain Morse-code style pattern. (more…)

Apple Cinema Display Original (22-Inch)

Introduced in September 1999 by Apple Inc., the flat panel Apple Cinema Display featured a 22-inch computer monitor. In July 2000, Apple discontinued this device. The display was designed to match the colorful plastic of the Power Mac G3, and later the Power Mac G4. This model was enclosed in a high-density plastic frame with an easel-style stand. (more…)

Apple Multiple Scan 14 Display

The Apple Multiple Scan 14 Display was a color monitor that supported a variety of resolutions. It had a built-in amplifier, and stereo speakers for producing sounds and music. They connected with a cable that had a male miniature TRS connector on each end. (more…)

Apple Performa Plus Display

The Apple Performa Plus Display was a low-end Goldstar-built 14-inch monitor designed and fabricated for the Macintosh Performa series. Apple slightly modified this device to create the Apple Color Plus monitor, which was essentially the Performa Plus Display in a nicer case. The Apple Performa Plus Display also had a tilt & swivel stand. (more…)

Apple Macintosh 12-Inch RGB Display

The Apple Macintosh 12-inch RGB Display was introduced with the Mac LC in October 1989. It uses a 13-inch Sony Trinitron CRT, which is curved horizontally but flat vertically. The monitor can sit on top of most desktop Macs. Apple recommended against using this monitor at maximum brightness and suggested using a screen saver to avoid phosphor burn caused by static elements on the screen, such as the Menu bar, Drive icon, and Trash. (more…)

Apple Macintosh Portrait Display

Introduced in March 1989, the Apple Macintosh Portrait Display was Apple’s first full-page monitor for the Macintosh. It had a vertical screen alignment, and was able to display one page. It used a 15-inch vertical grayscale CRT. (more…)

Apple Macintosh Color Display

The Apple Macintosh Color Display was released in conjunction with the Macintosh IIvi and Macintosh IIvx computers. The Macintosh Color Display 16-inch and 21-inch models were also introduced in 1992 with resolutions of 832 x 624 and 1152 x 870. (more…)

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