Apple Thunderbolt 3 Male to Thunderbolt 2 Female Adapter

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Apple Thunderbolt 3 Male to Thunderbolt 2 Female Adapter
Key Features
  • Converts Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2
  • Bi-Directional Design
  • Reversible USB Type-C Connector
The Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter from Apple converts a Thunderbolt 3 port on a system to a Thunderbolt 2 port, letting you use previous-generation devices on your new Thunderbolt 3 computer. This adapter supports external storage drives as well as Thunderbolt-capable (any version) displays. With a bi-directional design, you can connect a Thunderbolt 3 mobile device to a Thunderbolt 2 computer, using an optional Thunderbolt 2 cable. Additionally, Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes a USB-C connector, which offers a reversible design.
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Apple MMEL2AM/A Overview

The Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter from Apple converts a Thunderbolt 3 port on a system to a Thunderbolt 2 port, letting you use previous-generation devices on your new Thunderbolt 3 computer. This adapter supports external storage drives as well as Thunderbolt-capable (any version) displays. With a bi-directional design, you can connect a Thunderbolt 3 mobile device to a Thunderbolt 2 computer, using an optional Thunderbolt 2 cable. Additionally, Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes a USB-C connector, which offers a reversible design.

Please note that this adapter does not support DisplayPort displays like the Apple LED Cinema Display or third-party DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort displays.

UPC: 888462859158

Apple MMEL2AM/A Specs

Connectivity
Thunderbolt InterfaceThunderbolt 3
Connector 1USB Type-C Male
Connector 2Mini DisplayPort Female (Thunderbolt 2)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 2.6 x 0.5"

Apple MMEL2AM/A Reviews

It just works

By Gustavo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

it works as it supposed to

Apple Thunderbolt 3 Male to Thunderbolt 2 Female Adapter

By Gerard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-02

Great product from Apple.

Perfect

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-06

Working perfectly, using it to adapt my thunderbolt 2 interface to my new M1 Mac mini.

EXACTLY what I needed!

By Jarrett
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-05

In upgrading my computer, I was so worried all my older Thunderbolt 2 peripherals wouldn't work. This adapter made for the smoothest transition I could have hoped for! Does the job perfectly!

works both ways

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-28

keeps older drives operational and allows newer TB3 drives to run on older Macs... win win

Works for DV and Digital8 Camcorders

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-01

Let's be honest; if you're looking at this adapter, chances are you also have the FireWire to Thunderbolt 2 adapter and you're looking to get some adapter-on-adapter action to do DV/Digital8 tape captures. Good news: this adapter works for that. I'm using a Sony Digital8 Handycam with my M1 MacBook Pro, and it works for capturing both from tape playback and straight from the camera. Device control in Premiere Pro doesn't work consistently with my specific camcorder, but it probably does work for most DV camcorders (and more stable editing software, wink wink). Bad news: only Apple makes this adapter, and it's $50 brand new. That price tag seems a bit ridiculous to me, but there are sadly no alternative products. As such, I bought my adapter used (about $35) and recommend others do the same, if possible.

Does what Apple products should do: work

By Karen
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-13

I needed this adapter to keep using my 2011 Apple Cinema display with a 2018 MacBook pro. It certainly does the job. At $50, the price was a bit steep but that's to be expected with Apple products. The upside is it was far cheaper than buying a new monitor.

It just works

By Kirill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-05

Used it with apple TB to ethernet adapter

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