Apple today temporarily lowered the prices of some of its accessories for connecting to its new MacBook Pro laptops, each of which comes with up to four USB-C ports and a headphone jack but no other ports.
The gesture, which is in place through December 31, follows complaints about perceived connectivity issues in the new high-end computers, particularly given their high prices. And it comes after Apple also lowered the cost of SSD upgrades for older Macs.
Here are the new prices for the dongles:
- USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter: $49 (down from $69)
- USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter: $49 (down from $69)
- USB-C to Lightning Cable (1 m): $19 (down from $25)
- USB-C to Lightning Cable (2 m): $29 (down from $35)
- USB-C to USB Adapter: $9 (down from $19)
The price of the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter is also being dropped, from $49 to $29. That’s interesting; some reports have indicated that the MacBook Pro might not be compatible with all Thunderbolt 3 accessories.
Additionally, Apple has lowered the prices of the LG displays it announced at the MacBook Pro event last month, MacRumors reports. The LG UltraFine 5K Display now costs $974, down from $1,299.95, and the LG UltraFine 4K Display costs $524, down from $699.95. As is the case with the adapters, these discounts are available through December 31.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.