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Apple Drops Prices on USB-C Adapters

alexbragdon

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Mar 24, 2015
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I think they messed up and applied the 25% third party discount to all USB-C devices. Including the new 4K UltraFine.
 

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Labeno

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This is not Apple like. I wonder if they are not getting the expected MBP sales and the dongle price reduction is just an experiment to see if it increases MBP sales. I had my heart set on getting a new MBP but the price is just ridiculous. Looks like computers are becoming a niche product which may mean prices will never come down. Hopefully they allow iPads to be used for software development someday.
 
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Kulfon

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I seriously believe that dongles and adaptors is a very signifficant business for Apple. Customers just hear a Marketing BS on how important they are. Milking the same cow to the absolute maximum!
 
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Pootmatoot

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There has been an awful lot of whining on these forums lately (some justified), but you can't deny that this is a nice move by Apple. It's very unusual for them to adjust prices outside of product introductions, so clearly they're responding to feedback. Good show!


They've reacted precisely because of forums like this. This forum is typical of most reactions to this launch.
 
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bladerunner2000

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you should check the technical aspect of it....if you got time.
Some connectors can disable wi-fi.

Rossman is awesome, i've watched many of his videos. I'll give this a look, but i expect him to tear Apple a new one.
For someone who feels so strongly negative about their products you sure are posting here a lot recently.

You say that as if my complaints aren't warranted.
 
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Kulfon

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Nov 4, 2013
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This is not Apple like. I wonder if they are not getting the expected MBP sales and the dongle price reduction is just an experiment to see if it increases MBP sales. I had my heart set on getting a new MBP but the price is just ridiculous. Looks like computers are becoming a niche product which may mean prices will never come down. Hopefully they allow iPads to be used for software development someday.
Well, the price is ridiculous only in case of Apple.
 
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pmas76

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I purchased the following on November 1, 2016 from Apple.com and paid the following:

$19.00 - USB-C to USB Adapter (Now $9.00)
$49.00 - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (Now $29.00)
$49.00 - SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Card USB-C Reader (Now $29.00)

I just got off the phone with 1-800-MY-APPLE. I asked for the sales department, explained the situation of the price reductions, gave them my web order number...within 5 minutes they gave me a credit back to my credit card for the $50 difference.

I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE THAT ALREADY PURCHASED THESE OVERPRICED DONGLES TO CALL NOW!
 
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protoxx

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Throwing a bone.

"Special pricing on this item for a limited time. Discount reflected in price.*"
 
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vjl323

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Does anyone else feel like it's complete bull crap that that Apple embraces USB-C on macs, but still forces lightning port on the phones when the standard for all new phones is in fact, USB-C.

The problem is that when Apple replaced the 30-pin iPod/iPhone/iPad port/cable, with the Lightning one, they stated that Lightning would be a 10-year commitment, much like the 30-pin port. There were headaches for iOS device owners in having to change to the new standard, so I think the 10-year comment was meant to help folks realize that accessories they bought that featured the Lightning port, could be used for 10 years.

While I find it frustrating that iOS devices don't use USB-C either, I understand why Apple hasn't changed it.
 
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mongobongo

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Does anyone else feel like it's complete bull crap that that Apple embraces USB-C on macs, but still forces lightning port on the phones when the standard for all new phones is in fact, USB-C.

This.

Yes!

If the iPhone 7 was USB-C it would have solved a few problems. Namely being able to plug it in out of the box (they could have included a USB-C to USB-A adapter for everyone else). Then the headphones would have been compatible too. Not to mention the convenience of being able to charge your phone at maximum speed with your MacBook Pro charger.

The worst part is that Apple have now locked them selves in. Imagine the outrage from everybody that bought lightning headphones if they would decide to switch to USB-C for iPhone 8.
 
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