Apple releases new USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI 2.0 support

Apple's new USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI 2.0 support
Apple’s new USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI 2.0 support

Apple has released a new USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI 2.0 support that carries the model number A2119. The old version was model A1621.

Chance Miller for 9to5Mac:

The new USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter [$69] adds support for HDMI 2.0, an upgrade from the original model’s HDMI 1.4b. This means you can now drive 4K 3840 x 2160 video at 60Hz from the following Macs and iPads:

• 15-inch MacBook Pro introduced in 2017 or later
• Retina iMac introduced in 2017 or later
• iMac Pro
• iPad Pro

The previous version fo the dongle only supported 4K at 30Hz and 1080p at 60Hz.

Other improvements with the new USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter include support for HDR video in HDR10, as well as Dolby Vision – so long as you’re outputting to a compatible playback device and display, TV, or projector.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s support document, “About the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter” explains it all here.

5 Comments

    1. I assume that your alternative is to make the overwhelming majority of customers who will never need to drive an HDMI 2.0 peripheral directly from their Apple device pay an extra $69.00 to have the capacity built into their device, to say nothing of all the extra weight and size that incorporating the port and circuitry would require. Sure, let’s put MagSafe, HDMI, Ethernet, Firewire, quad USB A & C, headphone, optical audio, etc. ports on every iPad Pro and MacBook because nobody wants their portable device to be portable. Of course, then you will complain that upgrading from, for example, HDMI 1 to 2 requires buying a complete new device, rather than just a dongle.

      1. Other manufacturers offer a generous array of high-popularity ports, they achieve similar weight and size, at lower cost. Why can’t Apple do this anymore? They used to.

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