Not to be outdone, Apple also introduced (though didn’t demo) another feature of these new iMacs: All models support video-in, so they can be turned into fancy 21.5- or 27-inch HD monitors. All you do is connect one end of a Thunderbolt cable to the iMac and the other end to a device that’s outputting video. That could be an HDMI to Thunderbolt video adapter, presumably… but, Apple executives told me, it could also just be a MacBook Pro.
That’s right—if you’ve got a new iMac on your desk at home and you come home with your MacBook Pro, you can plug the laptop in to the iMac’s Thunderbolt port and use it as an external monitor. Pretty cool.
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