What you need to know
- Apple has released a new version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport dongle.
- The new dongle adds support for HDMI 2.0.
- You can buy the new dongle now for $69.
Apple's USB-C Digital AV Multiport dongle has quietly been updated with several improvements, including support for 4K at 60Hz. The dongle features ports for HDMI, USB-A, and USB-C, all three of which can be used simultaneously.
You can connect your device and drive video through the HDMI port up to 1080p at 60Hz, 38240 x 2160 at 30Hz, and 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz. The latter of which is only supported by a handful of devices, Apple said:
- 15-inch MacBook Pro introduced in 2017 or later
- Retina iMac introduced in 2017 or later
- iMac Pro
- iPad Pro
Apple's previous dongle only supported 4K at 30Hz and 1080p at 60Hz. Otherwise, the functionality of the USB-A and USB-C ports remain the same. In its support document, Apple notes that the updated dongle isn't compatible with the Apple USB SuperDrive model manufactured before fall 2010 or the G-Technology G-Drive mobile USB 3.0 Hard Drive.
Apple's newest dongle features HDMI 2.0 support and can drive 4K video at 60Hz. It also features a USB-A port and USB-C port, so you can charge your devices and hook up accessories.The USB-C Digital AV Multiport dongle is available now for $69.
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