Mac Video Adapter Guide (for Connecting to a Projector or TV)

This is a simple guide to help you determine which apple adapter you need to connect your Mac or Macbook to a projector or TV. For a more in-depth guide, visit the apple adapter support page.

VGA Mac Adapters:

Use one of these adapters if you’re connecting your Mac to a projector or TV using a VGA cable.

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USB-C VGA Multi Adapter

Use this adapter with:
MacBook (early 2015 and later)
Macbook Pro (late 2016 and later)

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Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Use this adapter with:
iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini (Early 2009 and later)
Macbook & Macbook Pro (Late 2008 and later)

HDMI Mac Adapters:

Use one of these adapters if you’re connecting your Mac to a projector or TV using a HDMI cable.

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USB-C Digital AV Multi Adapter

Use this adapter with:
MacBook (early 2015 and later)
Macbook Pro (late 2016 and later)

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Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter

Use this adapter with:
iPad (retina display) & iPad mini
iPhone & iPod touch (5th generation)

DVI Mac Adapters:

Use one of these adapters if you’re connecting your Mac to a projector or TV using a DVI cable.

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Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

Use this adapter with:
iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini (Early 2009 and later)
Macbook & Macbook Pro (Late 2008 and later)

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Apple HDMI to DVI Adapter

Use this adapter with:
Mac Pro (Late 2013)
Mac Mini (Mid 2010 and later)
Macbook Pro (Mid 2012 and later)