TB2 to USB-C, possible?

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  1. AdvocateUK macrumors regular

    AdvocateUK

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    Hi everyone,

    Seeing as though Apple is now effectively out of the monitor market and have teamed with LG for the new 4k and 5k monitors, how can I connect my 5k iMac to one?

    Apple lists the 5k iMac as being capable of...

    ...and the thought of a second 5k monitor (or even TWO 4k monitors!) is very appealing. But how would I connect it/them to my beautiful 5k iMac? Looking at the pictures of these monitors on Apples website it appears that they both only have USB-C connectors. I've searched on Apples and Amazons websites and don't see any USB-C to Thunderbolt cables.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. AdvocateUK thread starter macrumors regular

    AdvocateUK

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    Wow 110 views and no replies yet, doesn't anyone know?
     
  3. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    I think that the new 5K LG MUST have a TB3 port from the computer. So you can't do that.

    However, you could use each of your TB2 ports for two additional 4K monitors.
     
  4. Kudos6612, Oct 30, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2016

    Kudos6612 Suspended

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    Eh. You would have better luck with the Dell 5k right now if you want another display. The new lg ones are meant for the macs with thunderbolt 3 or usb-c.


    Or you could wait for the 2017 iMac with usb c / thunderbolt3

    It says in your answer that it supports one 5k (!) display with dual-cables aka two display port its all that will work.
     

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