Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gentleman00, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. gentleman00 macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    Does this adapter work if I want to connect a 2012 apple thunderbolt display to a 2016 Apple 12" MacBook? The apple store employee said it would work, but I had no success when I purchased the Apple adapter and tried to connect the two devices.
  2. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a


    May 19, 2009
    Midwest US
    The single port on the 12" MacBook is USB-C, not Thunderbolt. So no, you can't connect a Thunderbolt display. You might have better luck with one of the older DisplayPort displays, but I'm not certain that will work either.
  3. gentleman00 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    Thanks. There seems to be no simple, inexpensive solution.
  4. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    The computer needs to have Thunderbolt. If it doesn't (none of the MacBooks do, only the MacBook Pro does) then there is no solution. You need to look at a replacement for your Thunderbolt display. There are some great USB-C ones out there.

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