Freelance consultant for digital heritage

Another new way to connect a Mac to a monitor, another adapter for the collection

According to Apple news website Mac Rumors, Apple’s forthcoming range of hardware include monitors that connect via the recently-introduced Thunderbolt connector.

When I gave a lecture earlier this year in Oxford, the venue technician asked if I had a Mac and produced a box of adapters. “Mac? One of these should fit it”. There were five adapters inside. Mini-VGA, DVI, mini-DVI, micro-DVI, and Mini Display Port. I wonder if the Thunderbolt connector will replace Mini DisplayPort on future Macs? Then folk can add a sixth adapter to their collection…

Find out more about the wonderful world of Apple displays and their connectors on Wikipedia.

Apple DVI/VGA Adapter

Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter