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November 7, 2016

Apple cuts dongle prices as critics slam Macbook Pro ports

The move comes after complaints over advanced ports in MacBook Pro laptops.

By CBR Staff Writer

Smartphone giant Apple has reduced the prices of many of its dongles following complaints over its recently released MacBook Pro laptops.

The company has slashed the prices of its USB-C adapters, which are used to connect devices to the new laptop.

The price cuts on dongles, which range from $6 to $20, will be in place till the end of this year.

Apple was quoted by The Verge as saying: “We recognise 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.”

The move comes in the wake of criticism over the new MacBook Pro, which was released in the last week of October.

The laptop features USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 and lacks standard ports like USB and the SD card reader.

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Apple has cut the USB-C to traditional USB adapter price to $9 from $19.

The price of USB-C to Lightning Cable that is required to connect an iPhone to the new MacBook Pros has been reduced to $25 to $19.

While the price of multiport adapter with HDMI, USB, and USB-C is reduced to $69 from $49, Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter come with a price tag of $29 instead of $49.

The company is also offering 25% discount on the prices of all third-party USB-C peripherals sold by it.

SanDisk’s USB-C SD card reader will be available for $29 instead of $49.

In October, Apple unveiled the MacBook Pro, which features colorful Retina display, Touch ID, and larger Force Touch trackpad,

The company that the new laptop also features sixth-generation quad-core and dual-core processors, up to 2.3 times the graphics performance over the previous generation, super-fast SSDs and up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

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