New $25 dongle needed to hook up the Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus with the brand new MacBook Pro

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New $25 dongle needed to hook up the Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus with the brand new MacBook Pro
Apple unveiled its brand new premium notebook today; thanks to a design change, any Apple iPhone 7 or Apple iPhone 7 Plus user who wants to sync his phone with the new MacBook Pro will have to purchase a new dongle from Apple to connect the handset to the notebook. That's because Apple removed the regular USB port on the MacBook Pro, and the device now ships with four Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C ports.

If you need to plug your Apple iPhone 7 or Apple iPhone 7 Plus into your new MacBook Pro, don't despair. The Lightning to USB Type-C dongle that will connect the handset to the notebook can be purchased from the online Apple Store. This will allow you to charge your handset by plugging it into the MacBook Pro. Or, you might need to transfer some data from the iPhone to MacBook Pro or vice versa. The price of the accessory is $25 for a cable measuring 3.28 feet (1 meter) or $35 for a 6.56 foot (2 meters) cable.

In this age of 30,000mAh power banks, plugging your iPhone into a USB port on your MacBook Pro seems like a somewhat impractical solution, especially since power banks are easier to carry and pocket than a MacBook Pro is. In fact, if you only plug your iPhone into your MacBook Pro to charge the handset, you might be better off spending the $25 on a power bank instead of a dongle.

Regardless, if you want to purchase the Lightning to USB-C dongle, simply click on the sourcelink.


source: AppleStore via TechCrunch
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