Why is there no Thunderbolt 3 gigabit adapter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zorinlynx, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Apple sells a Thunderbolt 1/2 to Gigabit Ethernet adaptor; I've been using one on my older Macbook Pro for years now. However, I notice they don't sell a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C port) to gigabit adapter for their newer Macs.

    Is there a particular reason for this? Are we expected to use third party USB gigabit adapters? I can't find too much information about this.
  2. hwojtek macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    Poznan, Poland
    Just bought one (generic USB-C -> 8-port "hub/breakout box/dock" thingy), works as expected.
  3. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area

    Apple has too much competition in the USB-C space to spend much on developing or reselling someone's USB-C to Gigabit ethernet adapters. Even if they had one it would have to be priced very low. You can buy a USBC adapter that gives you 3 USB-A, 1 USB-C, Gigabit Ethernet, SD, and Micro SD for $40-50 from many vendors. Like this one, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HNSFDNC/ref=psdc_281413_t1_B07FX2LW35

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