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This article requires a little bit more explaining. Thizz 20:02, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

NeXT precursor?Edit

The original NeXT Computer had a single cable connecting the monitor to the machine, just like ADC. Coincidence? --TMC1221 (talk) 04:35, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Standard DVI connector, previously?Edit

The article says: "The Apple Display Connector, debuted in the Apple Studio Display, is physically incompatible with a standard DVI connector, as was previously used in the PowerBook G4 and the older Power Mac G4."

  • The "Apple Studio Display" article says that ADC replaced DVI on Apple displays in July 2000.
  • The PowerBook G4 article says it was introduced in January 2001, which would put it after the ADC transition.
  • Looking on everymac.com, all the pre-ADC Power Mac G4 models (1999) were VGA only. In 2000, the Power Mac G4 switched from VGA straight to VGA+ADC.

Which Mac model, exactly, prior to the introduction of ADC, used a DVI connector? I can't find any. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.212.114.244 (talk) 22:28, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

I've removed it. The first Apple laptop with a DVI port was the second-generation titanium PowerBook G4, which was launched in 2002, a couple of years after ADC. My hunch is that a monitor interface that relied on power from the host computer was a bad idea in a battery-powered laptop. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 16:01, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
Having said that the original 1999 Apple Cinema Display had a DVI connector, and the first generation of Power Macintosh G4s did have a DVI port - it's buried away in Everymac's specification sheet, but models with a Rage 128 video card had VGA and DVI. That appears to be the only instance where Apple switched from DVI to ADC. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 16:14, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

ADC connector hacksEdit

https://lifehacker.com/make-an-old-apple-studio-display-monitor-work-with-stan-5683846 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:2149:889C:2C00:BD7C:2963:EC0B:2630 (talk) 10:31, 10 February 2019 (UTC)