I have an "old" Apple Cinema Display - Not the 1st one that cost >$3000. I think it is the 2nd model. (It is certainly NOT the new current models!)
My Cinema Display was working perfectly with my 2007 MacBook Pro which has died. (RIP)
So I bought a new non-retina 13" MBP with 2.9GHz, 8GB RAM, 750GB 5400 serial-ATA drive running OSX 10.8.2 Mountain Lion.
I bought a Thunderbolt-to-DVI adapter and my "old" Cinema Display is as beautiful as ever
-- BUT the top resolution is 1280 x 800! [with 3 other resolutions less than that (in Display under "Scaled" button in System Preferences)].
argh, How can I get my Apple Cinema Display to a "higher resolution" near/like it used to be!? Please, please help!!! I'm in tears (so to speak)
You need to use a dual-link DVI adapter.