Apple announced its new lineup of MacBook Pro’s last week, revealing that they only include new USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 style connectors. It means the users can charge their laptops through any of the jacks, but it will require an adapter of some kind if they want to plug in an iPhone to charge, but that isn’t included.
It looks like people have complained a lot for Apple to take note, and the company reduced the price of all its USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 adapters.
In a statement Apple explained the price cut:
“We recognize that many users, especially pros, rely on legacy connectors to get work done today and they face a transition. We want to help them move to the latest technology and peripherals, as well as accelerate the growth of this new ecosystem. Through the end of the year, we are reducing prices on all USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 peripherals we sell, as well as the prices on Apple’s USB-C adapters and cables.”
Here are the new prices:
- USB-C to USB Adapter reduces from to $9 from $19
- Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter reduces to $29 from $49
- USB-C to Lightning Cable (1m) reduces to $19 from $25
- USB-C to Lightning Cable (2m) reduces to $29 from $35
- USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter price reduces to $49 from $69
- USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter price reduces to $49 from $69
- SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Card USB-C Reader reduces to $29 from $49
- 25% off on All other third party USB-C peripherals
Apple USB-C power adaptors or the USB-C Charge Cable (2m) are out of discount.
However, this price cut will only be effective until December 31st, 2016. So, even though you’re not planning to buy a new MacBook Pro right now, it would be wise if you stock up on new cabling now.