Will my 27" Cinema Display work on a nMP?

thekev

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It should. You wouldn't use a thunderbolt cable, and you wouldn't be able to chain things off it. In some setups it may be able to exist at the end of a chain, but it can't chain directly off a thunderbolt display. If it will work, the displayport cable you use now would be the one to test. You might also check Apple discussions. I'm sure that has come up or will come up soon when someone else tests one.
 

Cubemmal

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Jun 13, 2013
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Apple posted a tech note on this, yes you can. Six Cinema/TB displays max I believe.
 

dcpmark

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Why does that Apple support page say "Late 2013" for the Mac Pro? Was there an "Early 2013" Mac Pro that they don't want you to get confused with?? Why not just say "2013"? ;)
 

calaverasgrande

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I plug ACD and regular old mini-DP adapters into TB ports on Mac laptops all day long. I don't see why it wouldn't work, though we may expect some teething issues with the first batch out of the gates. It is a new TB spec after all TB 2.0.
I'm still kind of miffed there isn't an updated LED display or TB display yet.
Even with 6 TB 2.0 ports, I'd rather not eat up one of them with a plain old displayport monitor that can't be chained from.
 

Einz

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Why does that Apple support page say "Late 2013" for the Mac Pro? Was there an "Early 2013" Mac Pro that they don't want you to get confused with?? Why not just say "2013"? ;)
It should have been called "Late, Late, Late, Late 2013" or "Almost 2014" Mac Pro
 

deconstruct60

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Why does that Apple support page say "Late 2013" for the Mac Pro? Was there an "Early 2013" Mac Pro that they don't want you to get confused with?? Why not just say "2013"? ;)
Because every other Mac has a Early/Mid/Late adjective next to it. It is a consistent practice. There are typically not multiple releases per year for most of the Mac line up in any given year.
 

ZnU

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that's the first place I've seen apple discuss how the buses map to the hdmi and tb2 ports.
There is, I suspect, a bit of classic Apple attention to detail in there. If you notice, for the top four ports the left and right ports are on different busses. They probably thought this through and realized most people will likely plug in starting at the top left and then move right. So having the left and right ports on different buses, rather than just having one bus per row, makes it more likely devices will be properly distributed across multiple busses even by users with no knowledge of such considerations.
 

dcpmark

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Because every other Mac has a Early/Mid/Late adjective next to it. It is a consistent practice. There are typically not multiple releases per year for most of the Mac line up in any given year.
The practice began in 2006, I think, when there were 3 iMac models released in one year. That's not a reason to continue the practice, especially when there was only one model released per year. I could understand naming one an "Early" or "Mid", given that there is a slight chance a second model would be forthcoming at same year.

There is no reason on earth to ever name a "Late" model in a one-model year since there is zero chance of a later model being released. Especially when they "released" it during the last 3 weeks of the year.
 

deconstruct60

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...I could understand naming one an "Early" or "Mid", given that there is a slight chance a second model would be forthcoming at same year.
But at that point, it is consistant though to just make the naming policy uniform. if use is a signal considering doing other models users will read more into it past the timing of the year of release.... which is really all it is indicative of.

There is no reason on earth to ever name a "Late" model in a one-model year since there is zero chance of a later model being released.
It isn't just the models themselves. "Early" and "Mid" Mac will straddle the OS X release points ( if they stick to a July-August to Juy-August like time frame). "Early" and "Mid" is quickly indicative if the "fall back to inital OS" means going back a OS X version or not.
 
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