Thundebold3 interface compatible with the 2011 Thunderbolt Display

trms23

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

maflynn

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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.
 

trms23

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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.
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.
 

Freyqq

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