Chances of target mode returning.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by satchmo, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    The new 27" 5K iMacs have done away with target mode.

    I don't know if it's a technical limitation, or simply because Apple eventually plans on selling standalone 5K displays.

    Do you think this feature is dead and gone in future iMacs?
     
  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    No one other than an apple engineer really knows, but my guess would be target display mode is gone forever.
     
  3. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    It might make a return on future iMacs. I don't see how it could be back ported to the existing ones though because Apple don't follow existing standards with their custom TCON.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    I think it will return with thunderbolt 3 when the bandwidth will work with the 5 k screen.
     
  5. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    It's gone.
     
  6. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    It was strictly a technical thing and I totally agree with you that I think it will be back with thunderbolt 3 as it is very handy to have and there's no reason to not offer it once the bandwith limitations are gone.
     

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