Thundebold3 interface compatible with the 2011 Thunderbolt Display

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

  1. trms23 macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2015
    I'm just curios. I know there is no Mac model present. Maybe there's an adapter for that?
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    It should be fine as thunderbolt uses Display port for screens.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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

    Oct 19, 2015
    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 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    the port will look different, but it should be backwards compatible with the right cable/adapter.

Share This Page