Can the 27" Apple Cinema Display be connected to 12" MacBook?

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  1. StevenB7 macrumors newbie

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    Can the 27" Apple Cinema Display w/Mini DisplayPort be connected to 12" MacBook?

    I know Google makes a USB Type-C to DisplayPort Cable but is there an adapter to go from DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort?

    Anyone actually done this and confirmed it working?
     
  2. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    It is possible and has been done. The easiest way will be with one of the Hubs that are on kickstarter. The next best solution would be if someone makes a USB-C to Female MDP adapter. Since neither of these solutions are available the only solution today that I know of is with 3 Cable/Adpater

    USB C to DP http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=12908

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    Female DP to Male MDP http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042803&p_id=5714&seq=1&format=2

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    MDP coupler (female each end) http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042804&p_id=6502&seq=1&format=2
     
  3. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Hoping for a new Thunderbolt Display at wwdc with UsB-C connectivity too...
     
  4. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Dunno, doesn't seem like Apple is too interested in updating the display... They're losing a lot of sales from people like me who have a iMac 27" and use the Thunderbolt display as a second screen. I've been waiting 4 years to update my iMac 27" to a iMac 5k because I'm not about to have a main screen that's 5k and a secondary low-res TB Display. Doesn't make sense.

    Now that USB-C supports the ability to carry video signal, it would seem like it natural for Apple to come out with a new USB-C display alongside a iMac refresh that includes USB-C ports.

    I guess time will tell. I don't feel like WWDC will be the launch, I'm thinking more likely back to school time.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Except the new MacBook doesn't support Thunderbolt...
     
  6. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Except he wrote he would like to see a new Thunderbolt display that also supports A USB-C connection.
     

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