Apple Releases USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI 2.0 Support

Apple has begun selling an updated version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, offering HDMI 2.0 support, HDR output, and more.


The new Multiport Adapter lets users connect a USB-C-enabled Mac or iPad Pro to a HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

The old version of the adapter only supported HDMI 1.4b, but this new model supports HDMI 2.0 at 60Hz and resolutions up to 3,840 x 2,160 pixels when connected to a 2017 or later 15-inch MacBook Pro, 2017 or later iMac, iMac Pro or iPad Pro. Resolutions of 1080p at 60Hz and 3,840 x 2,160 pixels at 30Hz are also supported.

To connect at these resolutions and refresh rates, Apple says devices need to be running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or later or iOS 12.4 or later.

Apart from HDMI 2.0, the new dongle includes a USB-A port offering USB3 transfer speeds up to 5Gbps, and a USB-C port that's capable of transferring power from a wall charger or battery pack. In addition, the adapter brings Dolby Vision and HDR10 support when connected to a compatible playback device and display, TV, or projector.

The updated USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter keeps its $69 price tag, and Apple is quoting a delivery arrival time of August 12 or 13 for online orders placed today. Apple retail stores are due to receive stock on August 13.

Apple has published a support document explaining the differences between the new version of its Multiport Adapter (model number A2119) and the old one (A1621).



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2 weeks ago

For ports that my 2013 mbp still has Apple asks additional $69.


Your 2013 MBP does not have HDMI 2.0, nor does it have USB-C or Thunderbolt 3.
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2 weeks ago
It's too cheap, i don't want it.
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2 weeks ago
Why not just build the ports into the computer?
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2 weeks ago

Why not just build the ports into the computer?


I was trying to think up a witty response to this and there is actually no justifiable answer. The USB-C MBPs are so many steps backwards in terms of design it’s not even funny.
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2 weeks ago
This is only 2,5 years too late. Should have been released with the Usb-C macbook pro
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2 weeks ago
For ports that my 2013 mbp still has Apple asks additional $69.
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2 weeks ago

Good point


You've just replied to yourself...saying "Good point" o_O
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2 weeks ago

Not a bad little adapter, although I do believe the latest standard is 2.2? Or 2.3? Pretty good none the less.

You’re probably thinking HDCP 2.2.

HDMI 2.0 is sufficient. HDMI 2.1 is available but wouldn’t be supported by these Macs anyway.
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2 weeks ago
Is USB-C ever going to replace HDMI? I had this idea that C was going to be ultimate cable that does everything??
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2 weeks ago
BTW, this adapter appears to support 4Kp60 and USB 3 simultaneously, on that limited number of recent Macs and on the 3rd generation iPad Pro.

I believe it’s the only such dongle that can do this.
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