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

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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1. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Wow instead of including the cable and helping their users transition to thunderbolt 3, they dicede to milk them even more lol Next iteration will make you buy an adapter so you can charge your mac.

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6885; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

2017 will be all about dongles and wireless headphone sales.

20. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Yep, more trash to throw away in a month.

27. truthwins unregistered

And these idiot politicians have concerns about climate change. Look whose responsible for climate change it is apple.

50. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

crrApple is responsible for all bads on the planet..

49. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

And plus messing with some pathetic lightning their connector.. Why they just don't make usb type c iphone..

2. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Having the best and most innovative brand in the World cost something, Right?

13. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

LOL, sure!!!

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

You going to need dongle to use traditional (Type A) USB as well.

6. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Many actually need an USB hub in addition, since most existing devices won't be supported. Never mind an SD card reader, possibly a new display port adapter, etc.

4. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Apple love dongle

8. Man_Utd

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Apple loves money!!! Now Apple fans bend over and grab those ankles... oh wait you're already doing that.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31633; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This doesn't sit well with me at all. This should've been included.

7. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Apple gonna need to start selling ibags to ifans for them to carry all their iadapters! Blessed their poor souls.

28. truthwins unregistered

Haha now i know why they are desperately trying to make a ibag so they can sell more ridiculous dongle to their isheeps.

51. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

Or iRucksacks

9. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1348; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Apple is becoming the king of required adaptors and dongles. The new Pixel phones come with about a dozen adaptors/dongles included in the box. Apple basically forcing them at you @ $20-$30 a piece. That's why Apple has si much money, they screw you over and charge you for it.

10. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

If someone is spending the amount of $$$ it takes to get a MacBook Pro and then whines about spending another $25 or so for an accessory, I'm going to venture a guess that they are already overextending themselves financially, and would be better served getting a cheaper machine.

12. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

actually, if someone is spending that kind of money to get the new mcbk, the adaptors should already be included, considering the adaptor only cost a few dollars to make LOL

32. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Less than a dollar.

16. lyndon420

Posts: 6885; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Sometimes it's the little things that really matter. Including the cable would have been a nice gesture and I'm sure no one would be upset at seeing it when they open up their shiny new MacBook box for the first time. Gives the laptop more functionality and kinda gives the impression that maybe apple gives a damn about it's customers. Like buying a new car when it was sitting on the lot dirty and with a ΒΌ tank of gas, and upon delivery it's clean with a full tank of gas. Little things go along way to help maintain customer appreciation/loyalty.

19. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I don't think Apple worries about that. They have customer loyalty no matter what they do. Honestly, if I could sell a cable that cost me $2 - $3 to make for $25 - $35, and people were more than willing to buy it, then I would. Can't blame Apple for this.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You are a food. if I go out an buy a brand new $50,000 car, I dont want o drive up the street and have to put $60 woth of gas in it. You could include the first tank free, after I just spent $50k. What your stupid butt dont get is this. You're already jsut spend $1700 for a $1000 computer. Since many Mac users have iPhone, WhyTF would you not include a cable for me to attach it to my Mac? We know you will defend any BS Apple will do, but you are a category 1 example of a complete fool. Just because you have the money to spend, doesn't mean you have money to waste. Yes I agree to point, if you got money to waste on a frikkin Mac in the first place, why complain about an extra $25? Well I'm complaining about sometime that should be included because you brag about how seamless your products are. If I have to "BUY" a cable to hook up YOUR phone to YOUR laptop, then that si not seamless you stool pigeon? Out of all the things you do in life, please don't even get married and do ever and especially have kids.

11. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

so apple makes an adaptor that cost a few dollars but will charge atleast 5 times the cost LOL.

18. lyndon420

Posts: 6885; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Gotta make up for the new $9 headphone adapter dongle.

24. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This is a painful year for the transition. Next years iPhone will have USB c for sure.

25. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

ifans will still be loyal and pay more $ coz apple don't care about their loyalty but only $

30. truthwins unregistered

True well said .

26. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Oh how PhoneArena also doesn't report how the new MacBook Pros come with a headphone jack/AUX port. So those lightning ear buds that come with your iPhone or you bought a pair of lightning headphones, you better also have a dongle to connect them to the new Macs. And yes I see many people that use their iPhone ear buds/pods on their Macs. I guess you can use your old headphones at least, but if you invested in buying new lighting headphones, you can't even use them on the new Macs without a dongle. Ain't it funny that Apple continues to include an AUX/headphone jack on their Macs but remove it on their iPhones.

31. truthwins unregistered

Its because apple users are braindead zombies and will buy anything which has apple logo on it.

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