Apple is on the verge of announcing a new, totally re-designed family of three flat-panel displays with the addition of a 30-inch HD-ready model (2560×1600 resolution), claims ThinkSecret. In what appears to be a major change in direction for Apple, the displays will exclusively use a digital visual interface (DVI) connector and will not come with Apple’s proprietary Apple Display Connector (ADC).Our Take: On the second mockup, I totally love how the buttons and inputs are layed out. On my 21″ SONY E540 I have to literally twist my arm around in an unatural and discomforting position to reach its controls. This mockup of the Apple displays –putting the controls on the side– feels so natural for the arm and hands to easily reach these controls. Ingenious simplicity.
And the firewire and USB ports are on a nice position too hiding the ugly connectors on the back of the monitor, while they don’t get too difficult to reach.