Thunderbolt Display + 2016 Macbook Pro. Feel like I'm missing something.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MonsterRain, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. MonsterRain macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2008
    I get that you can use the Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. But will that drive power from the Macbook to the monitor? One of the selling points to me of the display was the convenience of only needing one power cable.

    Unless you can do that, I'm just not understanding how I can continue only using one power outlet, while being able to make use of the ports on the back of the display.
  2. Baldrake macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2012
    Great White North
    I'm pretty sure you understand just fine. Perhaps someone will come up with a MagSafe to USBC adapter, but in the meantime you will need to get power from another source.

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