Apple reduces USB-C adapter prices after complaints

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Is Apple trying to increase adoption of USB-C, or do they simply want to sell more adapters?

Many people are upset about Apple deciding to retire the popular USB-A connections in favor of USB-C on the new MacBook Pro. So very many that Apple has reduced the prices on USB-C adapters until the end of the year. This price reduction will allow customers to score an Apple USB-C to USB adapter for $9 instead of $19 as well as great deals on many of the other adapters that will surely be needed for those people that will be upgrading to the new MacBook Pro.

  • USB-C to USB Adapter ($19 → $9)
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter ($49 → $29)
  • USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter ($69 → $49)
  • USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter ($69 → $49)
  • USB-C to Lightning (1 m) ($25 → $19)
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m) ($19)
  • USB-C to Lightning (2 m) ($35 → $29)
  • 29W USB-C Power Adapter ($49)
  • 61W USB-C Power Adapter ($69)
  • 87W USB-C Power Adapter ($79)

In a previous post we told you that the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus released in September will not be able to connect to the new MacBook Pro revealed last month in October because the laptop has no place to plug in the iPhone’s Lightening to USB connector. An adapter is required. This news came just over a month after Apple told us the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would not have a standard headphone jack. So in order to use the same wired headphones as before an adapter is required. Is Apple just trying to get everyone used to buying adapters and the added complexity or are they trying to move us into the next generation of connections?

There is no question about the faster connection speed, faster charging, and other great benefits of USB-C so my guess is that Apple is trying to increase the experience rather than simply sell additional adapters. This price reduction goes a long way toward solidifying that belief. The sale prices for adapters also seems to be an unwritten statement that Apple is trying to help its customers cope with change.

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  Source: 9TO5Mac
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