New MacBook to Thunderbolt Display

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  1. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Nope.

    The thunderbolt to ethernet converter does not also convert ethernet to thunderbolt in that way.


    You would need a USB-C to Mini Displayport adapter, or a few adapters that get you there:

    https://store.google.com/product/usb_type_c_to_displayport_cable

    http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042803&p_id=5714&seq=1&format=2

    http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042804&p_id=6502&seq=1&format=2

    And even if that works you would just get only the basic display functionality, the USB, Ethernet, webcam, etc. wouldn't work.
     
  2. whatever77 macrumors newbie

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    I am wondering if anyone has any input if the following would allow me to use my Thunderbolt display with the new Macbook:

    Apples $79 dongle (with HDMI female plug)

    connected to HDMI Cable where the female end is plugged into a Mini DisplayPort Male to HDMI Female Adapter http://www.dx.com/p/mini-displayport-male-to-hdmi-female-adapter-1080p-34025#.VR88qzArjdk

    and the mini display port (male) is connected to Mini DisplayPort Coupler (Female to Female) http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042804&p_id=6502&seq=1&format=2

    which is connected to the Thunderbolt. This will of course not transfer data from Thunderbolt USBs, Webcam etc. But will it work for picture and perhaps sound ?

    Thanks
     
  3. OzyOly macrumors 6502a

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    Kudos on your diagram, but as the above poster said, this would not work. You will be able to get DP video out of the USB-C port, but not thunderbolt functionality.
     
  4. Montymitch macrumors regular

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  5. whatever77 macrumors newbie

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    Wonder if one could use the following connection to get at least the Thunderbolt display (and sound) to work,

    Start with Apples USB-C dongle that has a female HDMI plug.
    Then connect this which is a HDMI male (connects to Apple dongle) to Mini Display Male. http://www.amazon.com/10ft-Mini-Display-Port-Male/dp/B003L18YFS

    From there, use a female to female coupler Minidisplay http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042804&p_id=6502&se q=1&format=2

    In which one would connect the Thunderbolt display.

    This would not give data (use the USB ports on the display) but would it allow to use video and sound ?

    It is mind blowing that Apple has not announced a solution to use their own external displays.
     
  6. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    its probably because it doesn't work and they would just rather not admit that.
     
  7. newellj macrumors 601

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    The one that's a head-scratcher for me is the missing USB C iPhone/iPad Lightning cable. :eek:
     
  8. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Sincerely hoping for a new Display, which supports USB-C, but then again, Apple would have to put two leads (one for USB-C, one for TB) - I'm not sure if Apple could justify creating a separate External display just for MB - when only a small percentage may ever want to use it with an external display.

    I'm sure a lot of the demographic who will buy this machine will already own existing Macs, and may want this device for portability.

    The TBD is certainly overdue a refresh. But then again, Apple's stance may be 'this machine is supposed to be tethered to nothing etc'.

    Really curious.
     
  9. gugy macrumors 68030

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    I think Apple will want to push they tech so IMO, I think the new TB display might have that option.
     
  10. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    I sure hope so. Maybe the new TBD will support USB-C and Thunderbolt, I'm sure next year MBP and MBA will have USB-C.

    The sensible thing for them to have done would be to include a USB-C port in the new MBP and Airs and launched a new USB-C display, compatible with all three.

    Surprised they haven't made any announcements yet - maybe WWDC? It should have launched alongside the machine.
     
  11. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    The TBD doesn't work with DP devices, only Thunderbolt devices. You'd need the old 27" Cinema Display (can buy used) for this to work.
     

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