Apple Releases New Version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Dongle

Apple has released its latest version of USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, which includes a USB-C port, HDMI port, and USB-A port, along with other improvements.

According to a report from PC Mag, the software giant has upgraded its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter from model number A1621 to A2119.

As opposed to the previous version, which only features HDMI 1.4 b support, the latest model can support up to HDMI 2.0. This enables users to drive 4K 3840 x 2160 video at 60Hz when using the latest Macs and iPad devices.

On its website, Apple has presented a list of items that are compatible with the latest version. This includes the 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro or later, the 2017 Retina iMac or later, iMac Pro, and iPad Pro. Other requirements also include having macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or later (for Mac), or iOS 12.4 or later (for iPad Pro).

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Apple’s latest USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter also features support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) in both HDR10 and Dolby Vision formats. While there have been a number of improvements, the latest product presents only minimal upgrades and has the same USB-C and USB-A port functionality as the previous model.

Apple Releases New Version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Dongle

This means that the USB-A port can be used with flash drives, cameras, and other devices. It also supports USB 3 data-transfer speeds up to 5Gbps. The USB-C port, on the other hand, can be used for charging devices.

“Connect a Mac that has a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) or USB-C port to an HDMI display, while also charging your Mac and connecting to a USB-A device. iPad Pro models that have a USB-C port can also use this adapter,” the company wrote.

Despite the minimal upgrades, the company claimed that the new dongle is expected to provide users with improved USB-C experience. The new adapter and the upcoming software are also expected to help users plug their Macs or iPads directly into their TVs with ease.

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“This adapter allows you to mirror your Mac display to your HDMI-enabled TV or display … Simply connect the adapter to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac or iPad Pro and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately),” the product information page explained.

The earliest shipments of the product are expected to arrive August 12, for the same price as the previous model, which is $69.

Interested users who seek for more affordable prices are encouraged to search through Amazon.

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