Apple today made life a little more affordable for anyone buying a new MacBook Pro. The company has lower the prices for many of its USB-C adapters, which are necessary for users who want to connect their devices to the new laptop. But the price cuts only last until the end of this year.
The new MacBook Pro has Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, which have a different connector than that of USB-A devices and cables like the iPhone sync cable. That means you need to buy an adapter. Depending on your devices, you may need to buy several adapters.
“We recognize that many users, especially pros, rely on legacy connectors to get work done today and they face a transition,” Apple said in a statement. “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.”
The USB-C adapters that are on sale
Some of the USB-C adapters in the Apple Store include:
- USB-C to USB Adapter ($9; was $19)
- USB-C to Lightning Cable (2m) ($29; was $35)
- USB-C to Lightning Cable (1m) ($19; was $25)
- Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter ($29; was $49)
Prices have also been cut on some non-Apple adapters that are available in the Apple Store:
- Belkin 2.0 USB-C to USB-B Printer Cable ($14; was $20)
- Belkin USB-C to Micro-B Cable (USB 3.1) ($22; was $30)
- Belkin USB-C to VGA Adapter ($29; was $40)
- Belkin USB-C to Gigabit ethernet Adapter ($26; was $35)
- SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Card USB-C Reader ($29; was $50)
Refer to our MacBook Pro Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide to figure out what adapters you need.
Sale prices on 4K and 5K LG displays, too
Adapters weren’t the only products with price cuts. Two LG displays also saw drops—significant ones, at that. Like the adapters, the sale prices are good until the end of this year.
Last week, Apple confirmed that the company is no longer producing a stand-alone display. That means MacBook Pro buyers will need to consider third-party display makers like LG.
This story, "Apple temporarily reduces prices on USB-C adapters" was originally published by Macworld.