Apple Apple Store: Up to 60% Off Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C Adapters Up to 60% Off Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Adapters!

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If you plan on getting a new MacBook Pro or own the 12" MacBook, you'll likely need a few dongles, because Apple's new flagship laptop only has up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports through a USB-C connector.

Luckily, you can save some money by heading to the Apple Store, where they currently have special pricing on USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 accessories for a limited time! Both Apple and third-party adapters have been marked down by up to 60% and we've listed the available dongles and cables below.

This offer is available until December 31 online and in Apple Stores. Quantities are limited and Apple.ca offers free shipping on all orders with no minimum.

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    • That's respectable that they are listening to their fanbase. Now the Retina MBP 15 is in my radar. But as an aside, Apple needs to fix their consistency. On that page, sometimes they refer to the new port as thunderbolt 3 and other times as usb-c. Then there's references to just 'thunderbolt' - is that 2 or 3...or 1? On top of the fact that someone can't connect their iphone to their new mac without an adapter, it just shows a streak of callousness.
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    • c to a adapters can be had online for like 2-5 dollars from china on places like aliexpress, ebay.
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    • quazy wrote:
      Nov 4th, 2016 8:39 pm
      c to a adapters can be had online for like 2-5 dollars from china on places like aliexpress, ebay.
      Absolutely. And on Amazon/eBay/Monoprice/etc. But USB-C adapters seem to be a crapshoot at the moment. Plenty of reports of devices not working properly or at all, particularly with devices like hub-powered external hard drives. The Apple adapters should be reliable at least.
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    • Vertigo wrote:
      Nov 4th, 2016 8:44 pm
      quazy wrote:
      Nov 4th, 2016 8:39 pm
      c to a adapters can be had online for like 2-5 dollars from china on places like aliexpress, ebay.
      Absolutely. And on Amazon/eBay/Monoprice/etc. But USB-C adapters seem to be a crapshoot at the moment. Plenty of reports of devices not working properly or at all, particularly with devices like hub-powered external hard drives. The Apple adapters should be reliable at least.
      i don't think people are still maintaining it anymore but when 6p was released, a google engineer started testing out tons of cables and reviewing if they had the proper resistors to prevent devices from demanding more power than the charger could safely supply. here is the list:

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

      (it is only an issue for a to c, not c to c)
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    • Just did price match at Best Buy for the Apple USB-C to USB adapter. $8.50+tax each. You can do price match on all the other adapters as well so hurry before best buy updates their prices as well. :)
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    • This discount can be claimed retroactively for those who have already purchased adapters.

      For how long? I bought an adapter like 3 months ago.
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    • So Apple is only gouging their customers a little instead of a lot? :)


      But seriously, every little bit helps I guess. I'm mostly on Apple's side. Transitioning to new standards is always an inconvenience, especially when you start the transition a few years earlier than the industry does which Apple tends to do. At least this time, USB-C is truly an excellent cross-platform, end goal (not like Thunderbolt, Lightning, Micro-USB, etc., etc.)
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    • Big names are greedy. Glad they listened to the customers this time.
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    • Thanks for the list, Simon.
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    • dcxx wrote:
      Nov 4th, 2016 9:01 pm
      This discount can be claimed retroactively for those who have already purchased adapters.

      For how long? I bought an adapter like 3 months ago.
      I don't think a refund program has been announced yet, though they have reportedly told people that this is in the works. Details to come, I guess.
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    • coolwasabi wrote:
      Nov 4th, 2016 9:01 pm
      So Apple is only gouging their customers a little instead of a lot? :)


      But seriously, every little bit helps I guess. I'm mostly on Apple's side. Transitioning to new standards is always an inconvenience, especially when you start the transition a few years earlier than the industry does which Apple tends to do. At least this time, USB-C is truly an excellent cross-platform, end goal (not like Thunderbolt, Lightning, Micro-USB, etc., etc.)
      Apple isn't the first company to use USB-3/Thunderbolt, they're just the first ones that have made it so you can't use anything else.
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    • Fishbulb wrote:
      Nov 4th, 2016 9:15 pm
      Apple isn't the first company to use USB-3/Thunderbolt, they're just the first ones that have made it so you can't use anything else.
      Yes. That's what I'm talking about. Whereas other companies dip their toes in to the pool (e.g. adding a CD drive in addition to the floppy drive, adding more USB ports alongside the CD drive, adding an HDMI port alongside the VGA port, keeping the headphone jack, etc.), Apple has always jumped straight into the pool by ONLY including the newer standard. Other companies wait for standards to be adopted by the industry. Apple drags the industry (often kicking and screaming..) into adopting new standards.

      The good news this time around is that USB-C is a true standard. Unlike Thunderbolt, Lightning, etc. So the pain will eventually be worth it.


      PS: but RIP MagSafe :(
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    • Apple must have some loyal fans if dropping pricing on accessories will appease the huge bump in MacBook pricing.

      It is like getting free oil changes for having bought a car with no discount.

      Good thing they lowered prices on those displays.
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    • coolwasabi wrote:
      Nov 4th, 2016 9:23 pm
      Fishbulb wrote:
      Nov 4th, 2016 9:15 pm
      Apple isn't the first company to use USB-3/Thunderbolt, they're just the first ones that have made it so you can't use anything else.
      Yes. That's what I'm talking about. Whereas other companies dip their toes in to the pool (e.g. adding a CD drive in addition to the floppy drive, adding more USB ports alongside the CD drive, adding an HDMI port alongside the VGA port, keeping the headphone jack, etc.), Apple has always jumped straight into the pool by ONLY including the newer standard. Other companies wait for standards to be adopted by the industry. Apple drags the industry (often kicking and screaming..) into adopting new standards.

      The good news this time around is that USB-C is a true standard. Unlike Thunderbolt, Lightning, etc. So the pain will eventually be worth it.


      PS: but RIP MagSafe :(
      Uh, no you're not saying what Fishbulb is saying. Fishbulb is saying that PC makers continue with legacy support while adopting new standards (be it USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 or the new USB-C), but Apple screws their customer base. Apple doesn't drag the industry to adopt new standard...
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    • coolwasabi wrote:
      Nov 4th, 2016 9:23 pm
      PS: but RIP MagSafe :(
      Not an apple user, but I agree that the magsafe was great. I think I saw either belkin or griffin had created their own USB magnetic dongle? Maybe it's not "reliable" or "safe", but it appears to work just as well, arguable sticks out a bit more but solves the same fundamental problem!
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    • thedauntlessone wrote:
      Nov 4th, 2016 9:43 pm
      Uh, no you're not saying what Fishbulb is saying. Fishbulb is saying that PC makers continue with legacy support while adopting new standards (be it USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 or the new USB-C), but Apple screws their customer base. Apple doesn't drag the industry to adopt new standard...
      No.

      Fishbulb just stated the facts: PC makers tend to adopt new standards while keeping the old/current standard whereas Apple drops the old/current standards and replaces them with only the new standard. This is true.

      The "Apple screws their customer base" part is your opinion. That's a valid opinion to have. I would argue that Apple accelerates industry adoption of new standards by making it inconvenient (e.g. dongles!) to use the old/current standard. I'm not saying that the ends justify the means, especially in this case since standards like USB-A and SD cards are already so established...
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