Thunderbolt ports turn new iMacs to external displays

By Posted 3 May 2011, 20:22

Earlier today Apple revealed their new range of iMacs for 2011, and we then told you of some of the basic changes compared to the old version of iMacs. Now we can tell you that the new Thunderbolt ports turn new iMacs to external displays.

Dan Moren from Macworld is reporting that Apple have confirmed to them that the new range of iMacs can be used as external displays by using the new Thunderbolt ports. To achieve this you must first use a Thunderbolt equipped Mac. This could be one of the new 2011 MacBook Pros released earlier this year.

Once connected to the MacBook Pro the 21.5-inch or 27-inch Thunderbolt equipped iMacs, you can then use the display on your notebook. This feature is not available on older Macs as they only have a Mini Display Port.

For the time being Apple doesn’t seem to be working on any adapters to work around this problem, and at the moment no third party companies have revealed any plans to provide some either. Has the new line of iMacs announced by Apple persuaded you to purchase one?