Does this adapter work with as a Thunderbolt 3 to Display Port also?
I want to connect the new MacBook Pro with a 24" Cinema Display, and wondering if this will also work.
- Asked by Kirk F from Lincolnwood
Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
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6 Answers from the Community
According to Apple, no. See Apple Support article HT207266.
- Answered by Edward K from Oakland
It could only work if the Cinema Display supported Thunderbolt at the same connector. When connected to the MacBook Pro, the computer will recognize the adaptor as a Thunderbolt device, and use that protocol, which means it will only speak Thunderbolt through the adapter. Mini DisplayPort translation requires more complexity than this adapter is designed to provide.
- Answered by David H from Cotati
My previous answer was wrong; no, this will not work to connect the new MacBook Pro to a 24" Cinema display--the 24" display is a Mini DisplayPort product, not a Thunderbolt product, so this will not work. Source: apple support document HT207266 "About the compatibility of the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter".
- Answered by Thomas N from Aurora
It does 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).
- Answered by Jens T
Per the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter compatibility HT207266:
"Using the adapter with your late-2016 MacBook Pro
You can use the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter to connect your late-2016 MacBook Pro to these devices:
Mini DisplayPort Thunderbolt displays
Mini DisplayPort Thunderbolt bus-powered devices
Mini DisplayPort Thunderbolt self-powered devices
Mac computers that have Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 (Mini DisplayPort)
Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
Support for Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter is limited to devices that require less than 10W of power."
- Answered by Will P from Chicago
- Answered by Eduardo M from Torreon