As it happens, I have been offered the Apple Cinema LED 24" at a really favorable price (less than 50% of retail) - so question is, is it "good enough for pro-work". I have no doubt it will be better than my current setup. The glossy screen I can get used to; provided I can calibrate the screen properly with my spyder3.
I'm sure the 24" Apple is great, and at that price, better than great. However, it ONLY works (as I understand it) with the newest version MacBook Pro. I'm guessing that if you consider the new MacBook Pro (which only comes with a glossy screen) good enough for pro work, so will be the new display (which is also only available in glossy).
I would personally have major problems buying a product so obviously engineered to require future product purchases from Apple. I have no idea/experience with Philips displays.