Will this also work with Mini DisplayPort displays that use that same connector but do not support Thunderbolt (e.g. Apple Cinema Display)?

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    According to Apple, no. See Apple Support article HT207266.

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  • No. A display on the receiving end of this adapter must be compatible with some version of Thunderbolt.

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  • Apple Knowledge Base article HT207266 says no.

    This is a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.
    The Thunderbolt 3 side is not for USB-C devices.
    The Thunderbolt 2 side is not for DisplayPort devices.

    You need to use a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter.

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  • It will not. Apple has a support document entitled "About the compatibility of the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter" detailing it (I'm not allowed to post the link here).

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  • That does not appear to be possible. Check apple support document HT207266 "About the compatibility of the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter". It indicates that any non-thunderbolt Mini DisplayPort devices will not work.

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  • you will not be able to use an apple cinema display with the 2016 macbook pro if your current display connects via a mini display port connector - even with a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter. you need at minimum a thunderbolt display, which was introduced later than the one you currently own.

    apple's support page states:
    "Note that although it uses a Mini DisplayPort connector, the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter doesn't support connections to Mini DisplayPort displays. Also, this adapter supports only one powered Thunderbolt 2 device on a USB-C equipped Mac."

    i can't include the link to the support page here bc apple's bots flag their own link as having inappropriate text. brilliant.

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