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27in LED Cinema Display using Powered HDMI to DisplayPort Adapter with M1 Mini
I've seen M1 Mini owners wanting to use a Apple 27" LED Cinema Display report problems with various mini DisplayPort adapters, but an M1 owner reported success with a USB Powered (Active) HDMI to DisplayPort adapter. (A DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort adapter is also required, as the LED Cinema display cable is mini DisplayPort.) Foinnex was mentioned, but Cable Matters also has a (USB powered) active HDMI to DisplayPort Adapter. (Google "Powered HDMI to DisplayPort Adapter" for sources.)

The powered ("Active") Adapter has a USB cable attached for connecting to a powered USB port or a USB wall charger. The Cable Matters active adapter specs lists 2560 by 1440 @60Hz as a supported resolution, which is the native resolution of the 27" LED Cinema Display.

(BTW: Lots of problem reports from M1 Mac owners using Adapters. I wonder if it's related to the M1 chip's energy saving design. Energy Saver settings didn't seem a fix for those with problems.)

Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR (later added first)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    December 14 to 18, 2020 News Archive
  • macOS Big Sur 11.1 Update (info).
  • Download Security Update 2020-001 for macOS Catalina.
  • Download Security Update 2020-007 for macOS Mojave.
  • Safari 14.0.2 update for macOS Mojave and Catalina (Security fixes).
  • Updates to Final Cut Pro, Compressor, MainStage, Logic Pro, Logic Remote app.
  • iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, tvOS 14.3, iOS 12.5, watchOS 7.2 & 6.3.
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.24 Update.
  • HomePod Software Update 14.3.
  • Apple Pro Display XDR Firmware Update 4.2.37.
  • Apple Adds Privacy Policy Labels to Apps.
  • Total War: WARHAMMER II The Twisted & The Twilight for macOS.
  • Apple Adds TV Service to Google Chromecast, Continuing Expansion.
  • Writing Code With Apple's New M1 Macs - How Does it Stack Up?
  • Mac Microsoft Office v16.44 (w/Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint Security fixes).
  • Thunderbolt Devices, macOS 11, and What We Can Verify.
  • macOS Server v5.11 for Big Sur (with security fixes).
  • Apple Xcode 12.3 (for macOS 10.15.4 or later).
  • Mac iMovie version 10.2.2 (for macOS 10.15.6 or later).
  • iOS iMovie version 2.3.2 (for iOS 14.0 or later).
  • Apple Clips version 3.0.1 (for iOS 14.0 or later).
  • How to Use the new Safari Extensions in macOS Big Sur.
  • Sonnet Fusion Dual U.2 SSD PCIe Card Review.
  • Firefox 84.0 has security fixes, native M1 Mac support.
  • Firefox ESR 78.6 update includes security fixes.
  • OWC Named CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree.
  • Firmware Updates for Yamaha Receivers and CX-A5100.
  • Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q USB/Thunderbolt 3 Dual Mode External SSD Review.
  • Pro Audio: Best New Audio Products Roundup (December 2020).
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

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