“But I discovered that Apple did have one more hidden extra cost in store for 2016 MacBook Pro buyers: the $69 (13-inch model) or $79 (15-inch model) power adapter the company sells as an accessory doesn’t include the USB-C cable you need to actually, you know, use it,” Lovejoy writes. “No USB-C cable [renders] the charger completely useless unless you lay out another $19.”
“It’s the principle of the thing. What Apple is selling is not a power adapter in the sense that it has always sold them – something you can take out of the box and start using – but rather one half of a power adapter kit, with the other half sold separately,” Lovejoy writes. “That, to me, is taking penny-pinching a step too far.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We long ago adopted the use of Anker chargers and cables for our Macs and iOS devices. They’re Apple-certified high quality and very affordable. An Anker USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable (3.3ft) for USB Type-C devices like Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro costs just $8.99.