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Apple Drops USB-C Adaptor Prices Following Complaints Over New MacBook Pro

Apple Drops USB-C Adaptor Prices Following Complaints Over New MacBook Pro

Posted November 4, 2016 at 8:40pm by iClarified
Apple has dropped prices of its new MacBook Pro following complaints from professional users who are upset over the lack of ports.

The company provided the following statement to The Verge about the price drop.

"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.”


Starting now, all prices for USB-C adapters have been dropped by $6 to $20:

● USB-C to traditional USB adapter from $19 to $9
● Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter from $49 to $29
● USB-C to Lightning cable (1 meter) from $25 to $19
● USB-C to Lightning cable (2 meters) from $35 to $29
● Multiport adapter with HDMI, USB, and USB-C from $69 to $49
● Multiport adapter with VGA, USB, and USB-C from $69 to $49

Apple is also cutting prices of USB-C peripherals by around 25%. The SanDisk USB-C SD card reader is now $29, down from $49.

Despite the price drops, Apple's store may not be the cheapest place to get USB-C adapters and cables. We posted a list of the various ones you may need last week. Check it out here.


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CookDongs
CookDongs - November 6, 2016 at 11:43am
U guys do know that Cook likes 'em lot of "DONG"LES(If you know what I mean)
DONGLEGUY
DONGLEGUY - November 5, 2016 at 11:59pm
Come on people stop crying!! Just DONGLE IT!!!!
olo
olo - November 5, 2016 at 1:10pm
MacBookPro owner = Lord Of The Cables I'm really pissed of with old fashioned MBPro and iPhones. Hey Tim Cook! It's now XXI century!!! Not XX... What are you doing with all the Apple money???
Gogu
Gogu - November 6, 2016 at 2:11am
Trying to avoid future problems with the FBI... so he is financing Hillary's presidential campaign...
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lemon4611
lemon4611 - November 5, 2016 at 12:27am
Huge drops in these prices is just proof that Apple was gouging customers and the new MacBook Pro was designed to force the need for these adapters that obviously have profane profit margins. Apple has been exposed and Tim Cook is a crook.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - November 5, 2016 at 12:30am
It takes one to know one! Exposed to what? Besides, it's always been the case when users buy cords for ports since the beginning of the computers. Eventually, one port will be used compared to multiple ports actually combined.
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Vang
Vang - November 5, 2016 at 12:26am
COURAGE!!
Userone
Userone - November 5, 2016 at 3:29am
Greedy people!
Rashaad
Rashaad - November 4, 2016 at 10:04pm
This means that if we did not complain and Apple kept the price they were actually RIPPING US OFF !!!
Userone
Userone - November 5, 2016 at 3:24am
You didn't know that?!
RWR
RWR - November 4, 2016 at 9:44pm
Now it's time to drop the Belkin price for the dual lightning charger for the iPhone 7. Or have apple come out with a reasonable priced one, cause $40 for an adapter, Belkin is on that crazy weed if they think that is a decent price
1st Baron Vestavia and all of West Attica
1st Baron Vestavia and all of West Attica - November 4, 2016 at 9:09pm
probably do a return/exchange at the store you got them from. They should be able to just refund the difference, but this is Apple.
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - November 4, 2016 at 8:59pm
This change was too soon. Apple screwed up.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - November 4, 2016 at 9:07pm
Other companies are staring to make USB-C stuff while others are in the infancy of updating to USB-C. The wait will be worth it.
ProblemSolver
ProblemSolver - November 4, 2016 at 8:58pm
If you need to buy all those adaptors. It's still going to be $184 on top of the MacBook with TouchBar for $1799. That's nearly 2000 before you can start using it.
matrixmaniac
matrixmaniac - November 4, 2016 at 8:56pm
The pro users rather shouldn't buy these MacBooks. That would be the message Apple understands. Unfortunately the wast majority of Apple users are far far away from being pro and therefore Apple can continue to erode it's foundation without noticing for a long time to come. It is unfortunate that the company has lost it's foresight about what is genuinely important.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - November 4, 2016 at 9:05pm
Even the most biggest mistakes can be undone, but to lose touch? Other companies made their computers with USB-C also, yet people may not be ready, but change is coming, but at least we're not forced to move on.
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:D
:D - November 4, 2016 at 8:43pm
For the price increase of the MacBook Pro they should be included
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - November 4, 2016 at 8:46pm
I prefer the way every Apple product does with price drop especially with Black Friday coming up.
:D
:D - November 5, 2016 at 1:29am
Apple doesn't drop prices for holidays ever, maybe 3rd party retailers will but Apple itself won't
A non e moose
A non e moose - November 5, 2016 at 1:42am
Apple never sells anything at a discount. Ever. The ones you see that seem to have heir prices slashed are refurbished.
Userone
Userone - November 5, 2016 at 3:27am
Greedy...
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