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Apple Slashes USB-C Dongle Prices to Quell Macbook Pro Complaints

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After the new Macbook Pro was unveiled by Apple last month, many people were unhappy about Apple’s decision to remove the “cumbersome” SD card slot and only include USB-C ports. In response, to make buying the new laptops a little more palatable, Apple is slashing prices on its USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 dongles — temporarily.

Pay a visit to Apple’s online store, and you’ll find that all of its USB-C adapters are now noticeably cheaper than they were just days before.

The new Macbook Pro replaced all previous ports with 4 USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports.
The new Macbook Pro replaced all previous ports with 4 USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Here are some of the products that are being discounted:

  • USB-C to USB Adapter: From $19 to $9
  • Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter: From $49 to $29
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable (1m): From $25 to $19
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable (2m): From $35 to $29
  • USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter: From $69 to $49
  • USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter: From $69 to $49
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Card USB-C Reader: From $49 to $29

Other third party USB-C peripherals are also seeing price cuts of about 25%.

It seems that Apple also decided to discount its LG 4K and 5K displays as part of this temporary deal. Here’s the savings you can currently get:

  • LG UltraFine 5K Display: From $1,300 to $974
  • LG UltraFine 4K Display: From $700 to $524

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As mentioned earlier, however, each of these discounts is temporary. The product pages contain an asterisk pointing to a footnote that reads: “Discount reflected in price. Subject to availability and quantity limits apply. Pricing effective October 27 – December 31, 2016.”

So if you’re planning to pick up a new Macbook Pro for your photography, you might want to stock up on some adapters to ensure that your existing gear connects nicely to your shiny new laptop.

(via Engadget)

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