Apple Releases USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI 2.0 Support

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    Apple has begun selling an updated version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, offering HDMI 2.0 support, HDR output, and more.

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    The new Multiport Adapter lets users connect a USB-C-enabled Mac or iPad Pro to a HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

    The old version of the adapter only supported HDMI 1.4b, but this new model supports HDMI 2.0 at 60Hz and resolutions up to 3,840 x 2,160 pixels when connected to a 2017 or later 15-inch MacBook Pro, 2017 or later iMac, iMac Pro or iPad Pro. Resolutions of 1080p at 60Hz and 3,840 x 2,160 pixels at 30Hz are also supported.

    To connect at these resolutions and refresh rates, Apple says devices need to be running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or later or iOS 12.4 or later.

    Apart from HDMI 2.0, the new dongle includes a USB-A port offering USB3 transfer speeds up to 5Gbps, and a USB-C port that's capable of transferring power from a wall charger or battery pack. In addition, the adapter brings Dolby Vision and HDR10 support when connected to a compatible playback device and display, TV, or projector.

    The updated USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter keeps its $69 price tag, and Apple is quoting a delivery arrival time of August 12 or 13 for online orders placed today. Apple retail stores are due to receive stock on August 13.

    Apple has published a support document explaining the differences between the new version of its Multiport Adapter (model number A2119) and the old one (A1621).

    Article Link: Apple Releases USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI 2.0 Support
     
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    does it still charge at 60W? pretty annoyed that I'm using the old one in the 15" MBP and it can't fully charge while under load.
     
  3. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601

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    For ports that my 2013 mbp still has Apple asks additional $69.
     
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    Your 2013 MBP does not have HDMI 2.0, nor does it have USB-C or Thunderbolt 3.
     
  5. DanJBS macrumors member

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    This is only 2,5 years too late. Should have been released with the Usb-C macbook pro
     
  6. EugW, Aug 9, 2019
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    So is DRM’d 4K video streaming supported by the 2017 iMac after all?
     
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    Not a bad little adapter, although I do believe the latest standard is 2.2? Or 2.3? Pretty good none the less.
     
  8. EugW macrumors 603

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    You’re probably thinking HDCP 2.2.

    HDMI 2.0 is sufficient. HDMI 2.1 is available but wouldn’t be supported by these Macs anyway.
     
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    Shape of port > technology of port. :p
     
  10. EugW, Aug 9, 2019
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    BTW, this adapter appears to support 4Kp60 and USB 3 simultaneously, on that limited number of recent Macs and on the 3rd generation iPad Pro.

    I believe it’s the only such dongle that can do this.
     
  11. miniroll32 macrumors 65816

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    Or I could get HDMI and USB 3 dongles for £10 each?
     
  12. EugW macrumors 603

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    Not at the same time on the iPad Pro.
     
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    The first and second release couldn't do HDMI 2.0 and USB 3 at the same time.
     
  15. EugW macrumors 603

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    According to the Apple Store description, it also works on the 12" MacBooks, not surprisingly. However, it doesn't say what resolutions and USB speeds are actually supported on the 12" MacBooks.


    iPad Models
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    I assume 1080p60, 1440p60, 2160p30, and USB 3, but nowhere is this mentioned. Does anyone know for the 12" MacBook?

    3840x2160 at 60Hz on:
    iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd Generation), MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017 and later), iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017 and later), iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017 and later), and iMac Pro (2018)

    1080p at 60Hz or UHD (3840 by 2160) at 30Hz on:
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 and later), MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016), iMac (non-Retina, 21.5‑inch, 2017), and Mac mini (2018)
     
  16. miniroll32 macrumors 65816

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    Good point
     
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    Is USB-C ever going to replace HDMI? I had this idea that C was going to be ultimate cable that does everything??
     
  18. pgharavi macrumors regular

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    To be clear: my 2016 MBP will not be able to pass HDR content (i.e., movies) to a connected 4K HDR television...is that correct?

    Thanks!
     
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    would the usb-c port be able to pass audio? Im assuming yes?Might look to replace the camera adapter for this if I can use usb-c to lightning cables
     
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    I was trying to think up a witty response to this and there is actually no justifiable answer. The USB-C MBPs are so many steps backwards in terms of design it’s not even funny.
     
  22. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

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    Strange that they don't mention 4K support for 2018 MacBook Air, even 30Hz. I wonder what's different with it.
     
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    Same with even the just released 13 inch MBP. I assume it may require a dGPU which is why the Air and 13 inch MBP don’t support.
     
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    You've just replied to yourself...saying "Good point" o_O
     
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    I wonder how I could make this work with my mid 2012 MBP. :rolleyes:
     

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