This is a thing Apple should have done due to the lack of ports on the new Macbooks and it’s finally a reality. Now Apple is cutting prices for all of its USB-C adapters following a week of complaints about the MacBook Pro’s inconvenient port situation.
It seems people have complained enough for Apple to take note, and the company has dropped the price of all it’s USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 adapters with the following,
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.”
That’s an unusual move for a company that’s known for spearheading new standards without regard for how the world will catch up, but very much welcome. Here are all the new adapter prices:
USB-C to USB A: $9 (from 19)
Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2: $29 (from $49)
USB-C to Lightning (1 meter) from $25 to $19
USB-C to Lightning (2 meters) $29 (from 35)
HDMI, USB, and USB-C multi-adapter: $49 (from $69)
VGA, USB, and USB-C multi-adapter: $49 (from $69)
USB-C to SD adapter: $29 (from $49)
25 percent off all other third party USB-C peripherals
The only things without a discount are USB-C charging cables.
The discounted adapters will be available at Apple’s physical and online stores through the end of the year. It still has no plans to ship adapters in the box with the new MacBook Pro.