About Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapters

Learn about the Mini DisplayPort in the latest Mac models that enables audio and video output for DisplayPort and HDMI.

Use these guides to identify your Mac computer:


These Apple computers supply multichannel audio (up to 8 channels) and video signals over Mini DisplayPort:

  • MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012 and later) 1
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 and later)1
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 and Mid 2012)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)1
  • MacBook (Mid 2010 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 and later)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 and later)
  • iMac (Late 2009 and later)

1No additional adapter is necessary if you are connecting directly to the HDMI port on these specific models.

These Apple computers supply only video signals over Mini DisplayPort:

  • iMac (Early 2009) and (Mid 2009)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009) and (Late 2009)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009)
  • MacBook (Late 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum Late 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (late 2008), (Mid 2009), and (Early 2009)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008) and (Mid 2009)

To connect your television or other HDMI devices to your Mac, purchase a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter available through an Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store.

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