Has anyone tried the new launched thunderbolt3 to thunderbolt2 adapter?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by qqz, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. christ0pher macrumors newbie

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    hmm? the retina macbook doesn't have a tb3 port, only a usb-c port. they're the same physically, but have different underlying technologies. this adapter won't work unfortunately :(
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Correct.

    Retina MacBook and Apple Thunderbolt Display is an impossible combination no matter how you slice it.
     
  3. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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  4. qqz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx all.
    What is this adapter used for then? if it can not be used to connect a PC or a macbook to a thunderbolt display
     
  5. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    It is for converting a USB C port to thunderbolt 2. You need to have a USB C port which supports thunderbolt 3 for it to be able to work though, unfortunately the current MacBook does not have thunderbolt 3.

    To connect to the Thunderbolt Display you would need:

    USB C digital AV adaptor
    Active HDMI to display port
    DisplayPort cable

    This should give you video. Probably far cheaper to just buy a 27" HDMI monitor though.
     
  6. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - It is for connecting a computer to, for instance, the Apple Thunderbolt Display. But the computer must have Thunderbolt 3 for it to be of use - which the 12" Retina MacBook does dot.

    - Incorrect. The Apple Thunderbolt Display will only accept a Thunderbolt connection. No matter how you slice it, you cannot convert an HDMI or DisplayPort signal to a Thunderbolt signal.
     
  7. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. I stand corrected. It only accepts a thunderbolt input.
     

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