The Thunderbolt display is a really cool external display for thunderbolt-enabled mac laptops, but the sad reality is, all those peripherals and that gorgeous display is useless when the laptop is gone.
My question is, will the new 2013 27" iMac support peripheral passthru via thunderbolt to my 2012 Macbook Air like a Thunderbolt display would?
I would have the following connected to the iMac
- Gigabit ethernet
- External speakers
- Wired keyboard
- Wired mouse
- USB microphone
- USB printer
Would the Macbook Air be able to use these?
When the Macbook Air is connected, I'd essentially like it to operate just like the Thunderbolt display.
When the Macbook Air is disconnected, I'd like the iMac to function as a normal iMac.