Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter: Hands-On [PICS]

If you ordered a new 13-inch or 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pro, and use an external monitor with Thunderbolt 2, you will need a Thunderbolt 3 adapter, which Apple currently sells for $35 (it was $59 before a recent 25% price drop to cater to early #donglelife adopters).

Here’s our quick unboxing of the dongle, which is going to be very, very popular:

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Apple’s packaging makes it very easy to open, as all you have to do is peel where indicated by the dots with arrows. There’s no need to use a knife to open the box.

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The main part of the dongle is wrapped in plastic, but peeling back the layer reveals the Thunderbolt 2 portion of the adapter:

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Thunderbolt 2:

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Thunderbolt 3. This picture was taken with my iPhone 7 Plus, using the Square mode in the Camera. Does this look watercolour-like and grainy/noisy to you?

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Earlier this morning, the first wave of MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders appear ready to ship soon, as many users saw their credit cards get charged.

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  • The picture quality from the iPhone lens will ultimately have the watercolour effect in the non focused areas.. that is due to the tiny sensor… I have it in my iPhone 6 and have tested the 7 Plus at the Apple Store and saw that it too had it (albeit a little bit less).

    in well lit scenes or outside, it is less noticeable.