Mini Displayport to Thunderbolt 3 – Connect an Apple Cinema Display to a 2016 MacBook Pro – for $26

I am still pretty shocked that there’s still no all-in-one Apple-provided doodad to do this. And there are some articles but they don’t seem quite complete.

So, here’s how I did it for around $26, using two devices on Amazon:

This gets you from Thunderbolt 3 (via USB-C) to full-size Displayport.

This gets you from full-size Displayport to Mini Displayport.

I could’veĀ sworn that the USB-C-to-Displayport adapter I picked up listed Displayport Alternate mode and all that jazz, but apparently not. Either way, it seems to work for me (?).

Also wish it supplied power on its own – it doesn’t – but I guess I can live without that. Sucks though.

 

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