Apple Display

Apple LED Cinema Display (27-inch)

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 – All Models, History and 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.

Apple Display Models

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-Inch)
Introduced in July 2011 and discontinued in summer of 2016, Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) is to companion a 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 speakers system with a subwoofer. (more...)
Model NumberA1407
Part NumberMC914
Display Size27 inches
Released2011
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Apple LED Cinema Display (27-inch)
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) mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge. (more...)
Model NumberA1316
Part NumberMC007LL/A
Display Size27 inches
Released2010
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Apple LED Cinema Display (24-inch)
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) mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge. (more...)
Model NumberA1267
Part NumberMB382LL/A
Display Size24 inches
Released2008
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Apple Cinema HD Display (30-inch, Aluminum)
Apple Cinema HD Display (30-inch, aluminum) is meant to complement the Apple hi-end products, such as Power Macintosh G5 and PowerBook G4 models. It got an anodized aluminum casing with a slight bezel mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge. (more...)
Model NumberA1083
Part NumberM9179LL/A
Display Size30 inches
Released2004
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Apple Cinema HD Display (23-inch, Aluminum)
Apple Cinema Display (23-inch, aluminum) is meant to complement the Apple hi-end products, such as Power Macintosh G5 and PowerBook G4 models. It got an anodized aluminum casing with a slight bezel mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge. (more...)
Model NumberA1082
Part NumberM9178LL/A
Display Size23 inches
Released2004
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Apple Cinema HD Display (23-inch)
Apple Cinema Display HD (High Definition, 23-inch) is an active-matrix LCD matte display with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. As the moniker HD implies, this display is designed for HDTV content playback. It has higher contrast ratio, brightness and wider viewing angle which enhance the viewing experience greatly. (more...)
Model NumberM8536
Part NumberM8537ZM/A
Display Size23 inches
Released2002
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Apple Cinema Display (20-inch, Aluminum)
Apple Cinema Display (20-inch, aluminum) was a great departure in design. Meant to complement the Apple hi-end products, such as Power Macintosh G5 and PowerBook G4 models, it got an anodized aluminum casing with a slight bezel mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge. (more...)
Model NumberA1081
Part NumberM9177LL/A
Display Size20 inches
Released2004
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Apple Cinema Display (20-inch)
Apple Cinema Display ADC (20-inch) is an active-matrix LCD matte display with maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. It is enclosed in a high-density crystal-clear polycarbonate frame mounted on an easel-style stand with an integrated two port USB hub and an ADC (Apple Display Connector) for analog and digital video input\output, USB data transferring and power supply. (more...)
Model NumberA1038
Part NumberM8893ZM/A
Display Size20 inches
Released2003
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Apple Cinema Display (22-inch, ADC)
Apple Cinema Display ADC (22-Inch) is an active-matrix LCD matte display with maximum native resolution of 1600 x 1024 pixels. As compared to its predecessor, Apple Cinema Display Original (22-Inch) the display has more crystal-clear casing. (more...)
Model NumberM8149
Part NumberM8058ZM/A
Display Size22 inches
Released2000
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Apple Cinema Display Original (22-Inch)
Introduced in September 1999, the flat panel Apple Cinema Display features a 22-inch computer monitor, developed by by Apple Inc. 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...)
Model NumberM5662
Part NumberN/A
Display Size22 inches
Released1999
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Apple Multiple Scan 14 Display
Apple Multiple Scan 14 Display was a color monitor that supported a variety of resolutions, and had a built-in amplifier and stereo speakers for producing sounds and music. They connect with a cable that has a male miniature TRS connector on each end. (more...)
Model NumberM4222
Part NumberM3935LL/A
Display Size14 inches
Released1995
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Apple AudioVision 14 Display
Manufactured by Apple Inc., the Apple AudioVision 14 Display was Apple’s first true multimedia monitor. This color display is really unique. (more...)
Model NumberM2001
Part NumberN/A
Display Size14 inches
Released1993
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Apple Performa Plus Display
The Apple Performa Plus Display was a low-end Goldstar-built 14-inches 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 but in a nicer case. (more...)
Model NumberM9102LL/D
Part NumberN/A
Display Size14 inches
Released1992
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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...)
Model NumberM1212
Part NumberN/A
Display Size14 inches
Released1992
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Apple Macintosh 12-Inch RGB Display
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Model NumberM0401
Part NumberN/A
Display Size12 inches
Released1989
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Apple Macintosh Portrait Display
Introduced in March 1989, the Macintosh Portrait Display was Apple’s first full-page monitor for the Macintosh. It had a vertical alignment of the screen and was able to display one page. It used a 15-inch vertical grayscale CRT. (more...)
Model NumberM0404 (Revision A)
M1030 (Revivison B)
Part NumberN/A
Display Size15 inches
Released1989
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Apple Macintosh Two-Page Monochrome Display
Introduced with the MAC IIcx and the Macintosh Two-Page Monochrome Video Card, the 21-inch Macintosh Two-Page Monochrome Display was Apple's first 2-page monitor for the Macintosh. The monitor can sit on top of most desktop Macs and was designed to complement the 11.9-inches wide Mac IIcx. It worked with the Apple Universal Monitor Stand. (more...)
Model NumberM0402 – Revision A
M1025 – Revision B
Part NumberN/A
Display Size21 inches
Released1989
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Apple Color RGB Monitor
The Apple Color RGB Monitor (marketed by Apple Computer, Inc. as Apple Color High-Resolution RGB Monitor) was described by Apple as “the ideal companion for your Apple computer in both design and usability. (more...)
Model NumberM0401 - Revision A
M1297 – Revision B
Part NumberN/A
Display Size12 inches
Released1987
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Apple Color Monitor IIe
Apple Color Monitor IIe was manufactured by Apple Computer for the Apple II personal computer line. This monitor was later renamed to AppleColor Composite Monitor IIe. This monitor provides higher resolution than standard video or television screens, and provides a cost-effective solution for users who require color display and 80-column text. It is compatible with all Apple software. (more...)
Model NumberA2M2056 - Color Monitor IIe
A2M6021 - Color Composite Monitor IIe
Part NumberN/A
Display Size14 inches
Released1985
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Apple Monitor 100
Apple Monitor 100 was the first color Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitor designed for the Apple III and Apple IIe families of personal computers. It state-of-the-art design incorporated new important features. (more...)
Model NumberA2F2204
Part NumberN/A
Display Size12 inches
Released1985
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Apple Color Monitor IIc
The Color Monitor IIc was released in 1985. The Monitor IIc was a 9″ green phosphorous display that was the first to use the Snow White design paradigm. Renamed to Apple Color Composite Monitor IIc it was capable of supporting the maximum Apple II Double Hi-Res standard of 560 x 192. (more...)
Model NumberA2M4027
Part NumberN/A
Display Size14 inches
Released1984
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Apple Color Monitor II
The Apple Monitor II is a Cathode ray tube (CRT) based monochrome monitor designed and marketed by Apple Computer for the Apple II personal computer series. This monitor included insignificant adjustments for the size and location of the image on the display. (more...)
Model NumberA2M2010
Part NumberN/A
Display Size12 inches
Released1984
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Apple Monitor III
The Apple Monitor III is a CRT-based monochrome monitor (green phosphor or a white phosphor). This monitor, first in the Apple business line of devices, was manufactured and marketed by Apple Computer and destined for the Apple III computer. (more...)
Model NumberA3M0039 - green phosphor
A3M0006 - white phosphor
Part NumberN/A
Display Size12 inches
Released1980
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About Apple Display

The long history of Apple displays is marked by many new solutions, such as the introduction of the first color monitors, LCD displays, flat panel displays, portable displays and so on… The first Cinema Display was released in September 1999, and was available in different sizes. The Thunderbolt Display was introduced in July 2011. After many changes and improvements, Apple discontinued the Apple Cinema Display. Today the Thunderbolt Display is the only Apple display marketed directly by the company.

Apple Cinema HD Display (30-Inch, Aluminum)

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

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-Inch)

Introduced in July 2011 and discontinued in summer of 2016, Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) is to companion a 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 speakers 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)

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) mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge.  (more…)

Apple Cinema Display (23-Inch, Aluminum)

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

Apple Cinema Display (20-Inch, Aluminum)

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

Apple Cinema Display LED (24-Inch)

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) mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge.  (more…)

Apple Cinema Display HD (23-Inch)

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

Apple Cinema Display (20-Inch)

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

Apple Cinema Display Error Codes

Apple corporation engineers provided a signal system 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-style pattern. (more…)

Apple Cinema Display Original (22-Inch)

Introduced in September 1999, the flat panel Apple Cinema Display features a 22-inch computer monitor, developed by by Apple Inc. 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

Apple Multiple Scan 14 Display was a color monitor that supported a variety of resolutions, and had a built-in amplifier and stereo speakers for producing sounds and music. They connect with a cable that has 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-inches 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 but in a nicer case. The Apple Performa Plus Display also had a tilt & swivel stand. (more…)

Apple Macintosh 12-Inch RGB Display

The Apple’s 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 alignment of the screen 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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