Apple offers discount on USB-C adapters and peripherals

By , Nov 4, 2016

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Apple on Friday announced that it would be temporarily cutting the prices on USB-C adapters and peripherals it sells in its stores. In a statement sent to several publications, the company said that it recognizes many users still rely on legacy connectors to get work done, and it wants to help them move to the latest technology.

“We are extremely excited about the new MacBook Pro, which is the best pro notebook we’ve ever made. It has the fastest CPU, graphics, memory, storage and I/O, best display, the innovative Touch Bar and more. MacBook Pro uses the most advanced industry-standard connector, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, to provide maximum performance, expandability and compatibility.

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.”

Per The Loop, the following adapters are included:

  • USB-C to USB Adapter (from $19 to $9);
  • Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (from $49 to $29);
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable (1m) (from $25 to $19);
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable (2m) (from $35 to $29);
  • USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter (from $69 to $49);
  • USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter (from $69 to $49).

Apple has taken a significant amount of backlash over its new MacBook Pros in recent weeks. Included in the criticism are the laptop’s lack of legacy ports (obviously), performance limitations, and notable price increase. It seems clear Apple has heard the complaints, given Phil Schiller’s comments and this accessory price cut.

Source: The Loop

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  • Zohar

    Oh yeah thank you very much Apple for your great goodness. I’ll still buy my adapters on Amazon, where it is a lot cheaper.

  • Sailor_V90

    Lmao! Oh Apple

  • They should be sold at landed cost, and not be profitable items.

    • Vince Reedy

      I have been critical of needing adapters but at least they are somewhat listening. I’m not going to pile on here.

      • Marcus

        The overall price of everything is what really bothers me. It’s not the adapters.

    • Marcus

      I strongly agree. Every adapter should be very cheap to buy and some should just be included with new MacBook Pro purchases if necessary.

  • Johannes Mertens

    It’s funny it’s called legacy ports. I can’t see that if 99.99% of devices still use it.

    • mrgerbik

      they arent legacy ports…

    • Yeah it seems a little too soon to drop that word, but I suppose for companies like Intel, Apple and everyone else that has spent years on TB and USB-C tech they probably can’t wait to get everyone off of the old stuff. After all spec for spec it’s so large of a difference that it makes USB 3 look like outdated tech from the stone age.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Awww how thoughtful of apple to slash prices of the dongles for the “courageous” Macbook pro

  • ravinigga

    Actually in my opinion they should add at least a USB c to lighting and USB c to USB 3 and sd for free when u purchase a MacBook.
    Like others brands.
    But I’m already switch to the newest I/O but for other people it’s better few adapters free

  • george

    apple is stupid for not doing this day one, this just looks like damage control.

  • Guy

    How about a cheaper Macbook Pro