With this work with a iMac in target display mode?
With this work with a mid 2011 27" iMac in target display mode (which does support this function) in addition with a Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable? It should act like a Thunderbolt Display.
- Asked by Bradley D from Nesconset
- Flag as inappropriate With this work with a iMac in target display mode?
2 Answers from the Community
Yes, it worked in target display mode for my 2012 iMac with the addition of the Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable.
- Answered by Jennifer E from Cincinnati
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Yes, this option is described in the Apple Support document HT204592 "Use your iMac as a display with Target Display Mode" for Macs that have Thunderbolt 3 ports that want to use an iMac as a display. It will work with iMac models between Mid 2011 and Mid 2014 (but not Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014). Thunderbolt target display mode is not the same as a Thunderbolt display - the source computer requires Thunderbolt and a Thunderbolt target display mode driver that comes only with macOS. A real Thunderbolt display can work with any kind of computer with a Thunderbolt port. For iMac 27-inch, Late 2009 and Mid 2010, use a DisplayPort cable. The source of the DisplayPort signal can be any kind of computer with a DisplayPort output (including USB-C with DisplayPort alt mode).
- Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
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Will this make screen mirroring from a MacBook to iMac possible again? Will Target Display return?
- Asked by Jeffrey A from Miramar
- 11 Aug 2019
- Flag as inappropriate Will this make screen mirroring from a MacBook to iMac possible again? Will Target Display return?
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?