Help needed. New MBP -> regular USB

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  1. David R macrumors 6502

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    I feel like an old man, I am completely confused. My current MBP is 6 years old and I haven't kept up with all the new ports and adapters.

    What do I need to buy to plug in a regular USB cable to the new MBP I ordered? For example, I want to charge my Jaybird headphons, or just use the iPhone sync cable.

    Also, and this may be completely stupid, is Thunderbolt 3 the same as USB-C? So I can plug in any USB-C cable/device?

    Sorry for my confusion, and thanks for your help.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    New MacBooks require a USB adapter. USB-C is the same thing as Thunderbolt 3
     
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    Dongles-R-Us have them in stock. ;)
     
  4. David R thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I realize I need an adapter, I just have no idea what I need to get. Is Thunderbolt 3 the same as USB-C or at least the same plug? If so I need to get what? USB-A to USB-C?
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Thanks! was looking for that dongle on Dongles-R-Us. Couldn't find it in the middle of so may dongles.
     
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  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    This should help

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  10. egraphixstudios macrumors 6502

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    I think thunderbolt 3 is the same as USB C. I guess apple used the term Thunderbolt 3 rather than usb C to sell the "thunderbolt" term during the keynote.

    It got me confused at first- but a quick duckduckgo search and I found they are the same thing- Apple actually helped in the design and functionality of the USB C standard.

    I would just hope that the new iphone 8 also moves to usb C standard to make things all easy.
     

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