Apple Mini DisplayPort adapters: Frequently asked questions (FAQ) - Apple Support:

2. What is the maximum resolution available for use with the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter?

The resolution available with the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter is 1920 x 1200. VGA displays that use higher refresh rates (such as 85 Hz) at resolutions of 1600 x 1200 or greater may not generate video properly until you lower the refresh rate.

I hate you, Apple. /sigh

Okay, hate's obviously too strong, but why can I get a full 2560x1440 via my Lenovo T430's VGA port, but my fancy smancy Apple won't output beyond 1920x1200? Look, that's not being selective (I can see an Apple fanboy saying, "But VGA output isn't crisp beyond 1920x1200, so they don't allow it."), that's being cheap. The skimped on VGA-out (I'm guessing they're piggy-backing on the HDMI or something else that only hits 1920x1200), and my "high end" box can't play with my now nearly run of the mill, $270 27" Monoprice monitor.

I'm a little miffed Apple's best iMac (in 2013) can't communicate with what's certainly now a consumer model monitor, which is to say a high-end, but accessible, device in 2013, because they skimped again. VGA is a standard that really doesn't rust. It's worth supporting fully.

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