If You Run A DisplayLink Monitor, DO NOT UPGRADE To macOS 10.13.4!

If you run a DisplayLink monitor on your Mac, DisplayLink is advising that you DO NOT UPGRADE to the macOS 10.13.4. The update turns external monitors connected to MacBook Pros via DisplayLink into expensive paperweights. Now DisplayLink has promised an update to their driver, but it’s not going to give users the functionality that they expect. If that’s not bad enough, it seems that this might be a deliberate decision on the part of Apple:

If this product is being used with a Mac, we have important news about macOS 10.13.4. This new macOS release only supports displays which are directly provided by a GPU or via AirPlay.

For this dock, this means versions of Apple macOS after 10.13.3 will only support the single 4K HDMI port on the dock which uses DisplayPort Over USB-C technology (which is directly GPU connected). The second and third displays on the dock — the DVI and 2K HDMI ports using DisplayLink technology — will no longer function. Windows and Chromebook computers are not affected, and will continue to work as usual.

If this is true, Apple didn’t warn anyone that this change was coming. Not that they would as Apple is the type of company who just expects blind loyalty and implicit trust. With this latest fiasco, Apple is not going to get a whole lot of either from affected users. That’s going to drive their buying decisions going forward to avoid Apple. That’s not going to help them to become a trillion dollar company.

 

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One Response to “If You Run A DisplayLink Monitor, DO NOT UPGRADE To macOS 10.13.4!”

  1. […] macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 hit the streets, it broke support for DisplayLink which enraged many of the Mac faithful. There may be an end in sight to this as new DisplayLink […]

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