Without saying what I think this monitor is or isn't, I think that a difference could be in the target audience. The new samsung 27 incher with the glass panel is built and priced at a fairly high end segment and they are definitely marketing it towards professional use. At $1200 I really don't think they are trying to compete at all with the catleaps of the world.
If you look at the 2412 vs the 2410, it seems obvious that something similar could happen in the 27 inch segment where they release a 6bit 2560x1440 panel that is priced significantly below where the 2711 sits. A cheaper 6 bit panel really would be battling in the same segment as the catleaps of the world. As far as making a glossy ips . . . well as much as i dislike apple, they've been doing it for years and everyone does like to follow the leader (for better or worse).
So I have no idea what actually will happen, but this seems at least plausible.
I was planning to wait for this Dell, but I just couldn't do it so I pulled the trigger on Korean Cross8ver monitor. I'm glad I did. Although I am curious how this Dell with e-IPS and glossy screen will look. Probably look pretty dam good!