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Apple slashes price of USB-C adapters amid backlash

by Danny Zepeda | November 4, 2016November 4, 2016 3:30 pm PDT

It looks like Apple is listening to its users after all. Just over a week after announcing its new MacBook Pro, Apple has succumbed to the backlash from users and cut prices of its USB-C dongles and even its new 5K and 4K LG monitors.

Apple has never been known for throwing users a bone, instead opting to push forward an industry standard that is in its infancy. Yes, USB-C is the future, but cutting every port out, including the still important SD Card slot, is a pretty drastic change. Luckily, the dongle life will be a little less expensive through the end of the year.

The price cuts are coming to all USB-C dongles. Its new 5K and 4K displays that use Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C are also getting a price cut. It should be noted that the discount won’t be coming to USB-C charging cables, only dongles. We’ll take any sort of savings from Apple anyway we can get them. Down below are the new prices:

  • USB-C to USB-A: $19 down to $9
  • Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2: $49 down to $29
  • USB-C to Lightning (1 meter): $25 down to $15
  • USB-C to Lightning (2 meters): $35 down to $29
  • Hub with HDMI, USB and USB-C: $69 down to $49
  • Hub with VGA, USB, USB-C: $69 down to $49
  • LG 5K Display: $1,299.95 down to $949.99
  • LG 4K Display: $699.95 down to $524

Those are some pretty sweet savings. Apple is even discounting the price of third-party USB-C accessories it sells, such as the SanDisk USB-C SD card reader.

This move is primarily aimed at satisfying pro user’s complaining about the lack of ports. Apple has no problem pushing forward a new technology before the industry is ready to fully adopt it, but it seems it may have pushed the envelope a little too far this time.

It’s nice to Apple admit its error and help out its users for a change.

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Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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