Based on a tweet by Macworld‘s Jason Snell, it seems that Apple’s 24-inch and 30-inch Cinema Displays may be discontinued after the new 27-inch versions hit stores.
Confirmed by Apple.
It’s a shame that the 24-incher is going, but the price point is too close to the 27-incher—it’s only a $100 difference—and the resolution density of the 27-inch version is amazing, as we’ve seen it on the iMac.
The 30-incher and its aging design, however, really does need to go. From its non-LED backlight to its resolution which is only a touch higher than that of the 27-inch version—which adds iSight and MagSafe functions—it’s over the hill. Oh, and it’s still selling for $1800—twice the price of the 27-incher. We won’t miss it, or its Firewire ports!