Apple Drops USBC Dongle and Accessory Prices Following Criticism

first_img There’s really no way around it—Apple has serious port problems. With the iPhone 7, it removed the headphone jack, much to the chagrin of audiophiles. The newly announced MacBook Pro has a whopping six USB Type-C ports. That’s great! However, those are all the ports it has. That’s not so great!The USB Type-C standard has been gaining ground in the last few years as computers, and mobile devices adopt it. Now, most Android phones come with this port standard, rather than the older microUSB. USB Type-C is a definite improvement because the plug is reversible, it’s faster, delivers more power, and can output almost any kind of signal. In the future where all your peripherals are Type-C, that will be handy. Right now, it means you’ll need a lot of adapters. It just so happens, Apple sells those adapters.The outcry was swift after the new MacBook went on sale. Apple was making a killing on all those dongles, but it has now relented and lowered the prices. Some of Apple’s first-party adapters have seen price drops as high as 50%. For example, the standard Type-C to Type-A dongle (the old USB you’re familiar with) is down to just $9 now. Most third-party accessories Apple sells are at least 25% off as well. It makes the situation much less aggravating for new MacBook buyers.In addition to the drop in dongle cost, Apple is lower prices on all USB Type-C and Thunderbolt peripherals by 25% through the end of the year. That includes products like the 4K and 5K LG displays and external card readers powered by Type-C. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week Stay on targetlast_img read more