iMac use as 2nd screen

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  1. ARengineering, Jan 5, 2017
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    ARengineering macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm thinking of buying a iMac 5k, but I also want to use the iMac as a second screen for my MBP.

    If I understand correctly this was possible till iMac 5k Late 2014.

    Does anyone have a solution for this (besides Remote Desktop applications)?
     
  2. rawweb macrumors 6502a

    rawweb

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    Since the 5k iMac was announced in 2014, the 27" iMac no longer supports Target Display Mode. Outside of software screen sharing solutions, there isn't much you can do.
     
  3. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    What a disgrace to remove target display mode. They should be ashamed!!
     
  4. gian8989 macrumors regular

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    Your only option is to wait for the new iMac. There is the possibility to see target display again thanks to thunderbolt 3.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    It had to do with the hardware changes for 5K video.
     
  6. bent christian Suspended

    bent christian

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    TDM was removed from 1080 units, so this is not the sole reason.
     
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