Does the mini-display adapter work with the new thunderbolt Macs?

The new MacBook Pro has a thunderbolt port for attaching an external monitor. Is the Mini Display port adapter the proper adapter for this port?

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    Yes Thunderbolt port can do a display and a fast transfer from a hardrive to your laptop

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  • Apparently, the mini-display plug of this adapter can plug into the thunderbolt port.

    There is a discussion about this in the Apple support forums.
    Search for New Macbook Air to External Display.

    Thus, the signals of the thunderbolt port must be backwards compatible to some extent.

    However, I don't think this adapter pulls out any analog signals, if any are even available, from the thunderbolt port.

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  • yes

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  • Apparently not I have tried this and the Macbook Pro doesn't recognise the Adapter when plugged into the Thunderbolt port. No picture or sound at the TV. I'm told it may work on pre mid2010 MacBooks but not after this date.

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