Thunderbolt 3 uses Universal Serial Bus (USB) type C. The older versions of Apple products (Thunderbolt 1, and 2) use the Mini DisplayPort (MDP).
Thunderbolt is the brand name of a hardware interface standard developed by Intel (in collaboration with Apple) that allows the connection of external peripherals to a computer. Thunderbolt 1 and 2 use the same connector as Mini DisplayPort (MDP), whereas Thunderbolt 3 uses USB-C. It was initially developed and marketed under the name Light Peak, and first sold as part of a consumer product on 24 February 2011.
Thunderbolt combines PCI Express (PCIe) and DisplayPort (DP) …