Jun 26, 2016 10:46 AM EDT

Apple Discontinues Thunderbolt Display; Chinese Company Suing Tech Giant Goes Off Radar?

Apple will be stopping the production of its monitor, the Thunderbolt Display. The device has been on the market for about five years.

Engadget reported that Apple has discontinued the Thunderbolt Display. The tech giant did not state a reason for dropping the 27-inch screen. The company did reveal, though, that the monitor will only be available in stores for a limited time.

"We're discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display," a spokesperson for the company said in a statement. "It will be available through Apple.com, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users."

The publication noted that Apple's discontinuation of the Thunderbolt Display does not come as a surprise as its hefty price tag can already get buyers a good ultra-wide Quad HD or 4K monitor. Plus, there's also a similarly-sized iMac with a 5K display.

There are speculations that Apple could stay out of the monitor market entirely after this and leave the manufacturing to companies that can compete with the pricing. Others believe that the discontinuation could pave the way for a replacement.

According to The Verge, more updates on Apple's Mac could be announced in the near future. Moreover, the highly-anticipated Macbook Pro 2016 is believed to have a major refresh.

Meanwhile, Apple is currently facing legal issues after a Chinese company has sued the tech giant for patent infringement. CNET reported that Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services filed a lawsuit against Apple in 2014.

Baili claimed that the iPhone 6 and 6S appeared very similar to its 100C phone. The lawsuit aims to place a ban on iPhone 6 sales in Beijing.

However, it seems as if the Chinese company has gone off the radar. Phone calls to Baili have gone unanswered and their websites are no longer in operation.

Baili and its parent company, Digione, are also believed to be bankrupt. The company's lawyer, Andy Yang, has confirmed that the battle against Apple will continue in court.

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