APPARENTLY WE DO WANT OTHER CONNECTORS
THE NEW MACBOOK PRO has USB-C ports, and that’s it. Which means you’ll need an adapter to plug just about every other piece of kit you have into it. And there are no adapters in the box. Cue much foaming and frothing online from some understandably annoyed customers. To calm things down, Apple has temporarily dropped the prices on its adapters, of which there are 17 different types. Price cuts range from around 25 to 50 percent. The basic USB-C to USB adapter drops from $19 to $9.
A statement from the company includes this nugget: “We recognize that many users, especially pros, rely on legacy connectors to get work done today.” Legacy? You can’t even connect a brand-new iPhone without an adapter. Apple has an enviable reputation for innovation, but this isn’t the first time the company has tried to push things along a little too quickly for comfort.