An Apple display that uses Thunderbolt connectivity with newer Macs. Sold as a 27" display with a resolution of 2560x1440, and includes a FaceTime HD camera, microphone, and speakers.

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HP monitor not working via Thunderbolt port to HDMI

I have two identical HP 27vx monitors and a Mac mini. All were new in December 2015. One monitor works fine via HDMI and the Mac mini, but the second one will not work with a Thunderbolt to HDMI ...
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Does one Thunderbolt port mean I can only add one additional screen?

My iMac (mid 2011) looks to have one Thunderbolt connection. Does this mean I can only add one additional screen?
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Is there a way to have the (automatically adjust) brightness of two thunderbolt displays connected to each other in sync

I have a MacBook Pro Retina with two Thunderbolt Displays connected to it in Daisy Chain mode. Both displays have the Automatically adjust brightness setting on, and the MacBook is closed. Is there a ...
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Is it fundamentally impossible to have passive thunderbolt to dual-link-DVI or HDMI adapter supporting 2560x1440?

Is it fundamentally impossible to have a passive (NOT the expensive USB-powered active ones) thunderbolt/mini-displayport to dual-link-DVI or HDMI adapter that can support 2560x1440 external monitor?
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Thunderbolt Display dropping out with sound

yesterday we had a supercell storm and during the storm we got a massive lightning strike in our front yard. Since then, the sound in my thunder bolt display keeps dropping out and then when I switch ...
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Mac Mini (late 2012): second monitor query

So have a late 2012 Mac Mini with a 27" Apple Thunderbolt display as a primary monitor and a secondary monitor that's really just a TV (1920 x 1080, colour rendering quite poor). My girlfriend has a ...
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Thunderbolt display firmware message reappears

I'm in a bit of a snag. I've sold my 27" Thunderbolt Display that I used with my Macbook Pro, however my Macbook keeps telling me about the firmware: I can't seem to find any information about a ...
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How to properly setup Continuity while using a Thunderbolt Display?

I mostly use my MacBook Pro Retina 15 Mid 2014 connected to an Apple Thunderbolt Display while working at home (this occurred as well with my previous MBPr Mid-2012). Basically, you have this cool ...
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“wired” keyboard damages after 2 weeks using thunderbolt display

I'm having a weird issue: I just bought a thunderbolt display + wired keyboard and I use it with a macbook air. What happens is that after a couple of weeks, the keyboard - plugget to the USB port of ...
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2 external displays on your macbook pro 2015

I'm just asking again. It has been asked before, but most answers are quite old, so let's give it another try. I've just bought a new Macbook Pro 15 inch 2.2 Ghz, a 2015 model of course. Now I want ...
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Macbook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 not running two daisy chained thunderbolt displays

I am trying to run two thunderbolt displays with my macbook pro and it will only run one at a time. I have tried the displays with an older 17 inch model and it runs all three (including the internal ...
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Monitor resets with OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock?

I recently got a OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock and am hooking my monitors into it. I have Display Port to MiniDisplay Port going from the monitor to the dock, one thunderbolt cable going from dock to Macbook ...
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How many hours a Thunderbolt Display has been powered on in its lifetime?

I'm interested in finding out how many hours a Thunderbolt Display has been powered on for in its lifetime. How can I find out this information?
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Thunderbolt 3 compatible with Apple Thunderbolt Display

Is it possible to connect a Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac (I know there isn't one at present) with the 2011 Apple Thunderbolt Display? I'm just curious. Maybe there's an adapter which works?
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Thunderbolt Display's audio 'cracking, hissing' noises after El Capitan upgrade

After an upgrade to El Capitan(*) audio played through the Thunderbolt display gets distorted after a while. This is regardless of the audio source played (Spotify, iTunes, soundcloud web). Switching ...
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How can I force OS X to never use display audio?

I work in a lab where it's often common to unhook from a thunderbolt display and go to another's desk and present after hooking into their thunderbolt display. The problem happens when OS X ...
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How to use a Mac Mini to power 4 tv's

We are looking to setup monitoring and a dashboard at work, and want to use a Mac Mini powering 4 Samsung 50" TVs (1080p). According to the official Apple Spec, it only supports 2 displays using the ...
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Connecting dual 27" Apple thunderbolt displays to PC

I have two of the Apple 27" thunderbolt displays, and a Dell M3800 laptop running Windows 7. The laptop has a thunderbolt port, and can run one of the Apple displays just fine. When I daisy chain ...
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Apple cinema display magsafe doesn't charge my MacBookPro

After last Yosemite update (10.10.5) I've seen something strange. I usually connect my macPro to my Apple thunderbolt display and the battery is charging correctly. I noticed a couple of time this: ...
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Less brightness after plugging once my macbook pro to a thunderbolt display

I own a Macbook pro (15'4) with Yosemite. I used to use it without an external display. The brightness was very powerful :) I've just plugged a thunderbolt display (Mac 27''), and then removed it. ...
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Will upcoming Skylake based MacBooks support 5k displays?

Details about Intel's upcoming Skylake processors indicates that they support DisplayPort 1.2 and Thunderbolt 3, but not DisplayPort 1.3 or DisplayPort 1.2a. Does Thunderbolt 3 support an external 5k ...
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Where can I purchase Female Thunderbolt to HDMI cable?

I have a Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 which I want to use in Windows machine with HDMI port only. So I basically need to cable which will have female thunderbolt port in one side and male HDMI port in ...
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Connect Apple Thunderbolt to Lenovo T420s

I have an Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inch, Part MC914LL/A and I'd like to know if there is a way I could connect it to my Lenovo T420s ThinkPad.
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Mac Pro with Thunderbolt Display 30 meters away

We want to position a Thunderbolt Display (2015 model) 30 meters away from a Mac Pro (2015 model). Questions regarding this setup: What cable do we need to connect these two? I have seen ...
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Thunderbolt Display Camera No Longer Recognized by my Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2.5 GHz Core i7 with OS X 10.9.5 from March 2014. I teach in an Adobe classroom every week, and have never had the following problem until last night after I downloaded ...
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'True' Thunderbolt to DisplayPort or DVI cable?

Is there a native Thunderbolt to DisplayPort or DVI cable? I understand that Thunderbolt is downwards-compatible to Mini DisplayPort, however I'm looking for an adapter cable using the Thunderbolt ...
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Two 4K displays on 2015 MacBook Pro 15" and ordering of Thunderbolt devices

Using a 2015 15" MBP Retina, maxed out, what's the best source of information on ordering of Thunderbolt devices relative to a cinema display? 4K screen, and 3 Thunderbolt drives? With the Cinema ...
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Playstation 4 on a Thunderbolt display?

Is there any way at all that I could connect a Playstation 4 to a Thunderbolt display?
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USB 3 HDD on Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have an Apple Thunderbolt display and really love it - only that the USB ports are only USB 2! I have read this question, but is there any new development on connecting a USB 3 drive to a ...
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Does anyone have a Thunderbolt Display connected to a desktop PC?

I am building a desktop designed to run Linux (Ubuntu). I want to save money by using the two Apple Thunderbolt Displays I already own. I have not had much success finding a straight forward answer to ...
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mid-2014 rMBP multiple monitors

I have a mid-2014 MBP retina with the Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB GPU running Yosemite. Current setup: 1x 27" Thunderbolt Display 1x 27" Cinema Display I went to connect another non-Apple monitor to ...
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Higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display

I noticed today a higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display from my Macbook Pro (early 2011) on OS X Yosemite. Although the CPU usage is not very high (15 - 20%), it ...
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Thunderbolt displays

Besides the thunderbolt displays by Apple, are there any other monitor manufacturers that make monitors with thunderbolt interfaces? I could only find the Apple thunderbolt displays and 1-2 models ...
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Thunderbolt / non-Thunderbolt compatability

Has anyone yet created an adapter (cable/dock) to allow non-Thunderbolt equipped PC laptops to output to a Thunderbolt display? My user does 3D video editing on a high-end Dell Win. 7 laptop and also ...
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Fonts on external display (4k TV) look awful, sub pixel font smoothing gone haywire?

I have an LG 42UB820V 4K IPS TV - 3840 x 2160 @ 60hz which I connected via an active mini display port to HDMI converter to use with my Mac Mini (HD4000) at 3840 x 2160 @ 30hz. Everything works fine ...
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Triple-non-thunderbolt-display iMac — would this work?

Consider the following: I have a 21.5" (Mid 2011) iMac with a single Thunderbolt port that supports "two Thunderbolt displays". This means normally you would daisy-chain one thunderbolt display to ...
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Should I buy a new 27“ Thunderbolt Display or a 27” 2013 iMac?

I'm starting out as a web designer and developer and it's time to invest in a larger second display for my work. I currently have a 2013 Macbook Pro. Apple haven't updated the Thunderbolt Display ...
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Turn on and off MacBook Pro Retina connected to a Thunderbolt Display monitor

I would like to know if there is a way to turn on and off a Macbook Pro Retina connected to a Thunderbolt Display monitor when it is closed. Should I open my MacBook Pro Retina each time I need to ...
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How to connect a USB-C-based MacBook to a Thunderbolt display?

Given the new 12" Retina MacBook doesn't have a Thunderbolt and only has a USB-C port, how do I connect it to an existing Thunderbolt display?
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Dire need to make Bootcamp work with Thunderbolt Display

According to this Apple KB article, it's not possible to re-connect a Thunderbolt Display to Windows Bootcamp without restarting the computer. A directly-connected Thunderbolt device that is ...
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Connect 27" display to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I was about to buy a Thunderbolt Display thinking that I'll be able to connect my existing Dell 2713hm to it, so that when I connect the Thunderbolt to my rMBP, everything would just work. But as I ...
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When does the fan in Apple's Thunderbolt Display go on / get noticeable?

When and why might the fan in Apple's Thunderbolt Display become noticeable? I am assuming the display is working correctly and not faulty. I'm "fighting" to have a low noise notebook, so I don't ...
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Display Port to Thunderbolt Display

I have a graphics card that has a standard sized display port(DP). If I purchase a male-to-male display port to mini-display port, will I be able to connect my 27" Thunderbolt display to my PC?
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How can I force focus or fix a blurry and 'washed out' Apple Thunderbolt Display camera?

The built-in camera of my Apply Thunderbolt Display (MC914LL/B 27") is always blurry. Items up close look better, but are still blurry. In fact, everything looks bright and washed out like a bad ...
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How can I get an external display that is mirrored to have a smaller resolution than what I see on my Macbook Pro?

I'm trying to help a sight impaired and somewhat physically impaired person. They have an assistant that uses the Macbook Pro while he watches on an external monitor. The only thing is that for the ...
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Boot Camp only detects two out of three monitors

Setup: brand new MacBook Pro with Retina Display plus two 27" Thunderbolt displays. So, three displays in total, which works like a charm in OS X. Unfortunately, when boot-camping into Windows 8.1, ...
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Apple Thunderbolt display not turning on when connected to ASUS Z87 motherboard

I recently purchased custom build PC with Asus Z87 Expert Thunderbolt motherboard, Intel i7-4790K processor, Sapphire R9 270X 2 GB graphics card, etc. It's not working with my Apple Thunderbolt ...
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Mid 2010 MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt display

Is there a way to use Thunderbolt display with mid 2010 MacBook Pro that only has a Mini DisplayPort (i.e. no Thunderbolt)? I understand that Thunderbolt displays are officially supposed to work only ...
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Connecting Two Thunderbolt Displays to a Single MacBook Pro

I'm looking to connect two Thunderbolt displays to a single MacBook Pro. I've seen another thread here which mentioned hubs and display ports, but it seems this can be accomplished natively with the ...
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Do Thunderbolt to Display Port cables exist?

Is there any such cable? I'm trying to connect a monitor with display port connector to a MBA with Thunderbolt port. I know I can use a Display port to Mini-display port cable but I'm wondering if ...