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Apple has updated its USB-C multi-port adapter to support 4K at 60Hz

By Ng Chong Seng - on 11 Aug 2019, 6:29pm

Apple has updated its USB-C multi-port adapter to support 4K at 60Hz

(Image: Apple Store.)

Other than new Mophie wireless charging pads, Apple has also released an updated version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter.

Used primarily for connecting a Mac that has a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) or USB-C port to an HDMI display, the new S$95 adapter (model A2119) supports HDMI 2.0, vs. HDMI 1.4b on the older adapter (model A1621).

As such, it’s able to do 4K (3,840 x 2,160) at 60Hz with the 15-inch MacBook Pro (2017 or later), Retina iMac (2017 or later), iMac Pro, and iPad Pro. (The old adapter only supports up to 4K at 30Hz.) The new adapter also plays nice with HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR formats.

In addition, the multi-port adapter has a USB-A port for connecting to flash drives, cameras, and other devices using USB-A. This is a USB 3 port with a top transfer rate of 5Gbps.

Finally, there’s a USB-C port that can be used to charge a Mac notebook or an iPad Pro when it’s connected to a USB-C power source. This is a power-only port though, which means you can’t use it for transferring data or video.

Source: Apple Store, Apple Support.

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