• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Worse Than Predecessor

    I bought this to go with late 2016 MacBookPro. It works great with Samsung TV with 12 ft HDMI but fails miserably with 20-40 ft run at venue where 2013 MacBookPro and old adapter still work fine. (No audio) Why did I pay $2400 for MacBookPro and $69 for adapter to be UNABLE to do what I could do before. I've had Apple since1983 and this is absolutely worst combo of products ever for me.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My company has used Apple products for all of it needs for years now. We used time capsules, airports, MBA, MBP and Desktop Macs. Apple is loved by almost everyone in the company, but the outlook has changed with the advent of "dongles". We have purchased a number of the brand new USB-C MBPs with the hope that they would interface just like they have in the past. Long story short, these dongles DO NOT WORK. They have caused our displays to flash intermittently, have required various updates and wasted mine and others time testing the issue. Please look somewhere else for your adapter needs or wait until Apple sorts this mess out.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with 1080p HP Monitor

    Asked for software updated when connected for the first time on my MBP 2016 (No touch bar). Works perfectly with 1080p HP monitor. All three ports, USB, HDMI, and Type-C working well.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy This

    Here's another example of why this adapter bites:

    You can't daisy chain other adapters into it... so you can't use multiple functions at the same time.

    e.g. I tried to attach both my phone (via another adapter) and my ethernet (via another adapter) to the Multiport Adapter, so that I could use both an ethernet connection and keep my phone charged (duh)... alas, when the two adapters were plugged into the Muliport—each of which worked when directly plugged into the computer on their own—neither functioned in the daisy-chain mode.

    Just a joke.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with external hard drives or displays.

    Terrible product. Incompatible with everything practically.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works - late 2016 MBP

    It works perfectly with my late 2016 MacBook Pro.

    It's connected to my old and trusty Samsung BX2250.

    It charges my laptop at 55W after a firmware update. (was charging at 40W prior).

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

    I purchased this for my MacBook (Early 2015) so I could use this for HDMI out and USB-A devices. I've had no trouble with the adapter and appreciate how easy it was to update the firmware. It's a great adapter in my book.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible to Meh

    So the update took about 4 tries to get it to take for the drivers. It takes about 3 tries when waking from sleep to actually connect to external monitor and that messes with all the window placements. I cannot connect the power to the adapter. About 80% of the time when coming back from sleep, the connected usb hard drives have been disconnected without ejecting and I get the warnings. This morning, I got 10 warnings for 2 hard drives. Meaning throughout the night, my hard drives disconnected a good 5 times. Sometimes I'm greeted with just a red screen on both the laptop and the monitor. Disconnecting causes a "Kill Power" screen or forces me to restart because nothing will show on the screen. The other option seems to be waiting for a 400-500 dollar dock from a third party....bleh. I would suggest not to leave any external hard drives plugged in, or eject them when you are done for the day. Kind of stinks.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging limited to 55w, weird HDMI behavior after sleep

    Apple, what are you doing? This adapter doesn't provide full 100w Power Delivery passthrough, so a new Macbook Pro with an 87w Apple charger will either not charge, or take forever when using this adapter. Additionally, sometimes after the computer wakes up the monitor either stays off, or disconnects and reconnects, messing up window placement.

    The HDMI weirdness is presumably just a bug, and, you know, that happens. But the Power Delivery issue is inexcusable to me - someone at Apple decided that sending an adapter that doesn't charge their own computers properly to market is acceptable. Poor form.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has fixed the bug

    Plug in the adapter and click yes to the software update request. After that the adapter becomes very reliable.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with 12 year old DELL 2005FPW 20" LCD

    I got a bargain store HDMI to DVI cable for my old DELL 2005FPW 20" LCD and then connected it to my 15" MacBook Pro with touch bar using this USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. I was immediately prompted to install an update for the adapter. I've never had an adapter require an update, but I allowed it to update. It prompted me to restart my computer which I did, and I've had zero issues with this adapter. It's been two weeks and I'm able to charge my MacBook and drive the 12 year old DELL LCD with no problems. I had previously purchased a BENFEI brand adapter from Amazon for $18. It worked ok for about two months, and then it just stopped working. I was never able to charge my MBP via the BENFEI adapter either, so I guess it's a case of getting what you pay for.

    I hesitated to purchase this with all the negative reviews, but so far I've had no problems.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work most of the time

    I have two 27" external monitors, so I bought two Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapters so I could hook both up (they don't support USB-C or Thunderbolt 3, only Display Port and HDMI). They work horribly, usually flashing the monitor on and off like it's detecting it and then switching back off. Sometimes, I can hook everything up in a certain order and get them to work, but sometimes I only get one monitor to work and other times neither.

    One solitary good thing: I don't seem to have much trouble if I'm trying to use displays that are 1920x1080 or less.

    It's ridiculous that Apple hasn't figured these things out so I can use my existing monitors on my new MacBook Pro that I spent over $4,000 on. My workflow is less efficient now than on my old MacBook Pro, all due to this adapter failing to work as it is supposed to.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The thing simply doesn't work after a few months. I hate everything about this computer and the completely stupid way that Apple designed it. Avoid anything having to do with this adapter like the plague.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple mis-advertises this product.

    It works for hdmi and usb 3.0 port. But the usb-c port is for charging only. You cannot cascade two adapters or another usb-c adapter by using the usb-c port. You need to plug it into the macbook directly.

    I bought two of these adapters assuming they are standard usb-c ports... Now I need to plug 4 sockets instead of 2, everytime I move my laptop from my desk.

    1 star for mis-advertising...

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    frustrating and expensive disappointment

    I am on my third one of these adapters and its works sporadically - sometimes the HDMI monitor and USB drive work with this adpater and other times they do not. Regardless of which port I plug it into, when it is not recognized, nothing makes it work. And when it won't connect/work it seems to inactivate all the other USB-c ports on my MacBook Pro with touchbar. In those instances I have found that putting the MBP to sleep rarely fixes the connection issue, so I end up rebooting the system to get this adpater to work.. When it works (maybe 1/3 of the time) it seems fine. I have updated the driver to 1.0 as recommended the first time I plugged in the adapter. I'm hopeful Apple fixes this issue. I need a reliable, functioning adapter for HDMI output.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    external ssd issues with time machine

    This adapter will NOT work with a external sad paged into it with Time machine. It says disk not available even though it is showing on the desktop. Exchanged adapter she issue. Plugging in the drive to a 2 dollar USB C adapter worked fine. I don't pay apple prices just to have a nonfunctional adaptor.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter does not support USB-3 hard drives. I just went to initialize a new drive and it trashed it. WTF why would you have an adapter for USB C and not allow it to do all the things we need to do.m Its not just for a lame �� usb for my iPhone or pad, STUPID!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI will drive you crazy

    This is insane. I need HDMI for work, as I use two external monitors. Since getting a Macbook and having to use the multiport adapter, the screen flickers no less than every 2 minutes. Apple really needs to fix this, and then ship everyone who is affected new adapters if that's what it takes. No reason I should have to pay $80 for ANOTHER dongle.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works maybe 20% of the time

    For some inexplicable reason the HDMI on this connector only works 20% of the time at best. Absolutely appalled at how bad this accessory is, making my MBP essentially unusable.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4K External monitor flickering with new MacBook Pro touchbar

    Tried two different 4k monitors (Samsung and EIZO) and two different USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter from Apple. also bought latest High Speed HDMI gold plated cables. Nothing works! It's a nightmare as a photograph to work in these conditions. Every 20 seconds or so the external monitor flickers a few times!! What can we do??

    18 of 19 people found this useful