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Mini DisplayPort to Be Adopted as Part of Official Spec

According to the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), Apple's Mini DisplayPort will be included in the upcoming DisplayPort 1.2 specification and will allow other manufacturers to incorporate the ports into their products.

The tiny port is to be included in the upcoming DisplayPort 1.2 specification, the standard's overseer, Vesa, said last week. The digital monitor link tech is to get stereoscopic display support too.

Apple introduced the miniaturized port as part of their new MacBooks and MacBook Pros and expects to adopt it in all future products. Apple offered the mini DisplayPort as a no-fee license to third parties while the specification was undergoing approval by VESA.

The incorporation of the design into the official DisplayPort spec should alleviate any concerns that Apple had too much ownership over the technology.