The new Multiport adapter allows users to connect a USB-C-enabled Mac or iPad Pro to an HDMI display while connecting a standard USB device and USB-C charging cable.
The old version of the adapter only supported HDMI 1.4b, but this new model supports 60Hz HDMI 2.0 and resolutions up to 3,840 x 2,160 pixels when connected to a 2017 or later 15-inch MacBook Pro, 2017 or later iMac, iMac Pro or iPad Pro . 1
To connect with these resolutions and refresh rates, Apple says devices must run macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or later or iOS 12.4 or later.
Aside from HDMI 2.0, the new dongle includes a USB-A port that offers USB3 transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, and a USB-C port capable of transmitting power from a wall charger or battery pack. In addition, the Dolby Vision and HDR10 adapter support when connected to a compatible playback device and monitor, TV or projector.
The updated USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter retains its $ 69 price tag, and Apple cites a delivery time of August 12 or 13 for online orders placed today. Apple retailers will receive stock on August 13.
Apple has published a support document explaining the differences between the new version of the Multiport Adapter (model number A2119) and the old one (A1621).