Will this cable enable you to use the Mid 2010 iMac with Mini Display Port as a display for the new MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt in clam shell mode?
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No. The 2010 iMac does not have Thunderbolt, so it cannot be used with this Thunderbolt cable. However, you can use a mini-DP cable for the purpose you described with the 27" Mid-2010 iMac, because the MacBook Pro supports DP output on the Thunderbolt port, and the 27" Mid-2010 iMac accepts DP input using Target Display Mode.
- Answered by Eric A from Cupertino
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Yes, I have seen 2009 models of Macbook pro's and iMacs work with the target display mode.
- Answered by Ryan G from Abbotsford
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Is is thunderbolt backwards compatible with mini display port devices and cables?
- Asked by Hasan N from Iselin
- May 5, 2013
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Will this cable work with my 2010 Apple Cinematic display?
- Asked by John V from Walnut Creek
- Mar 12, 2015
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- Asked about: USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter