I'm going to be upgrading to a Retina MacBook Pro within a few months and until then, will continue to use my mid-2009, 15" MacBook Pro. I bought a brand new, 27" Thunderbolt display as the Apple Store employee ensured me I could use the display with my non-Thunderbolt MBP. Of course, upon unboxing the display and plugging it up, nothing happened. Most Google searches return forums saying it can't be done. However, I called Apple Technical Support and they said differently. They said that although the Thunderbolt display doesn't officially support MacBook Pros that only have Mini DisplayPorts, you can use the Thunderbolt Display as just a monitor (no hub or camera use) with the use of an adapter. However, when asked "what adapter" they said I would need to figure that out on my own. Has ANYONE had success with this yet? Is there an adapter that will make this work?