Apple this week has quietly launched a brand new model of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. This $69 adapter features a USB-C port, HDMI port, and USB-A port, with the brand new model making a number of notable enhancements.
Sylvania HomeKit Gentle Strip
The brand new model of the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter carries the mannequin quantity A2119, whereas the previous model was mannequin A1621. Apple has additionally printed a brand new help doc detailing the variations between the 2.
The brand new USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter provides help for HDMI 2.0, an improve from the unique mannequin’s HDMI 1.4b. This implies now you can drive 4K 3840 x 2160 video at 60Hz from the next Macs and iPads:
- 15-inch MacBook Professional launched in 2017 or later
- Retina iMac launched in 2017 or later
- iMac Professional
- iPad Professional
To make the most of that 60Hz 4K video your Mac should be working macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or later, whereas the iPad Professional should be working iOS 12.four or later. The earlier model fo the dongle solely supported 4K at 30Hz and 1080p at 60Hz.
Different enhancements with the brand new USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter embody help for HDR video in HDR10, in addition to Dolby Imaginative and prescient – as long as you’re outputting to a appropriate playback machine and show, TV, or projector. The performance of the USB-C port and USB-A port stays the identical on the brand new model.
The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter helps you to join your USB-C-enabled Mac or iPad Professional to an HDMI show, whereas additionally connecting a normal USB machine and a USB-C charging cable.
This adapter lets you mirror your Mac show to your HDMI-enabled TV or show. Merely join the adapter to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port in your Mac or iPad Professional after which to your TV or projector by way of an HDMI cable (offered individually).
Use the usual USB port to attach gadgets resembling your flash drive or digital camera or a USB cable for syncing and charging your iOS gadgets. You can too join a charging cable to the USB-C port to cost your Mac or iPad Professional.
Together with the brand new mannequin, Apple has discontinued the unique USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, which it first launched a number of years in the past. The brand new USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter is accessible to buy from Apple’s on-line retailer now, with the earliest shipments arrive by Monday, August 12th. It retails for $69. Extra inexpensive choices can be found on Amazon.
Subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for extra Apple information: