Thundebold3 interface compatible with the 2011 Thunderbolt Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by trms23, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. trms23 macrumors newbie

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    I'm just curios. I know there is no Mac model present. Maybe there's an adapter for that?
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It should be fine as thunderbolt uses Display port for screens.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I think you'll need an adapter to hook up the monitor. TB3 changes to the USB-C form factor so you'll not be able to plug the monitor directly into the port. I believe it will be backwards compatible.
     
  4. trms23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That was my thought, too.
    What bothers me, is the fact that Apple can make the 2011 Thunderbolt Display incompatible with the new Thunderbolt 3 interfaces, because they probably might want to sell a new 4K or 5K display.
     
  5. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    the port will look different, but it should be backwards compatible with the right cable/adapter.
     

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