“I’ve said more than once that I’m relaxed about Apple’s decision to fit only USB-C ports in the new MacBook Pro,” Ben Lovejoy writes for 9to5Mac. “I’d rather have to pay for two adapters and one cable now than be stuck with outdated ports for most of the 4-5 years I expect to keep the machine.”
“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.