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The Apple Store went down early this morning. When it came back up, what should we find but a new 27-inch Cinema Display?
The last time Apple (s aapl) refreshed the Cinema Display was in 2008 when it unveiled the 24-inch LED model, so it’s been a long time coming. The new one has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which should make it perfect for watching movies. The resolution is 2560×1440, meaning a whopping 60 percent more pixels than its 24-inch predecessor (which had a max resolution of 1920×1200). The new display is IPS-based, giving users a much wider viewing angle, up to 178° horizontal and vertical. This follows Apple’s trend with the iPad and iPhone 4 towards IPS technology.
The rest of the features are standard fare: three USB 2.0 ports (sadly, no 3.0), built-in iSight and microphone, and a Kensington security slot.
The new Cinema Display will set you back $999.
No word on when it’ll be available to purchase. It should be available sometime in September. In the meantime, the 24-inch model is still available for $799.