new imac has no target display mode

Discussion in 'iMac' started by igoodso, May 3, 2011.

  1. igoodso macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2011
  2. blendermf macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2010
    Stratford, ON
  3. tanker5 macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2011
    Apple Tech support

    I just had an interesting conversation with an apple tech support rep. When I inquired about the target display mode, he put me on hold for a few minutes and came back on the line with a senior hardware engineer. The engineer informed me that they have been receiving numerous questions about target display mode. He said at this time there is only capability for TDM via thunderbolt from other thunderbolt equipped devices (however he could not confirm that this would apply to both the 27" and 21.5" iMacs, like Macworld reported). However, he said this is something they are "aggressively" looking into and hope to be able to release an adapter (either directly through Apple or via a 3rd party manufacturer) that will bring capability for 3rd party devices to take advantage of the feature once again.
  4. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
  5. gameboy213 macrumors 6502


    Jan 1, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yep this is a deal killer for me. My fiancé needs to use TDM for her MBP when she works from home, and I wanted her to be able to do it with the new iMac. I guess I will get a refurb instead. Bummer. Her laptop is only a year old too.

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