Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

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

  1. gentleman00 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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