This is the price of progress. Ethan Wolff-Mann (what a name) on Apple’s new MacBook Pro and the need for yet another new cord to hook it up to an iPhone.
Apple finally treated its laptop users to a new MacBook Pro today. Among the new “touch bar” feature and the usual slimming, nipping and tucking, Apple’s new offerings lack something we’ve grown accustomed to since the iBook and iMac debuted—the classic USB port.
There are four Thunderbolt ports which also act as USB-C ports (same connector), but no standard USB port.
Using the USB-C shape, the Thunderbolt 3 is Apple’s go-to cable now, convenient for everything since it’s small, fast, and carries power. It’s also completely reversible; both ends are the same and there is no upside-down.
The cables cost $25 in the Apple Store. There’s also third-party companies that make adapters that range between $10 and $20. Bottom line: You’re gonna need a bigger cable drawer.
I’m a Mac user. New cords and cables are what we do.