About the Apple Mini DisplayPort adaptors

Use these adaptors to connect a Mac that has a Mini DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, or Thunderbolt 2 port to a display that uses a DVI or VGA cable.

Apple's Mini DisplayPort adaptors work with Mac models that have a Mini DisplayPort , Thunderbolt port  or Thunderbolt 2 port  when using Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 or later:

These adaptors don't work with the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adaptor, which doesn't support Mini DisplayPort displays.

Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adaptor

The Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adaptor connects a Mac that has a Mini DisplayPort , Thunderbolt port , or Thunderbolt 2 port  to a display that uses a single-link DVI cable.

This adaptor supports display resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.

Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adaptor

The Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adaptor connects a Mac that has a Mini DisplayPort , Thunderbolt port , or Thunderbolt 2 port  to a display that uses a dual-link DVI cable.

This adaptor supports display resolutions up to 2560 x 1600. To use it with a dual-link DVI display such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display, connect the USB cable from the display to the USB-A port  on the adaptor, then connect the USB-A cable on the adaptor to the USB-A port on your Mac. 

Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor

The Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor connects a Mac that has a Mini DisplayPort , Thunderbolt port , or Thunderbolt 2 port  to display that uses a VGA cable.

This adaptor supports display resolutions up to 1920 x 1200. To achieve resolutions greater than 1600 x 1200, displays with high refresh rates might require that you lower the refresh rate.

Because the VGA connection is analogue instead of digital, HDCP-encrypted content might not play back, or might play back at a lower resolution.

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DVI cables that provide additional pins for an analogue signal aren't compatible with the fully digital DVI port on either of the DVI adaptors.

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