In a surprise move, Apple has slashed the price of a numerous accessories for new MacBook Pro users, in what appears to be a gesture to help new customers transition to #donglelife.
Here’s what Apple told The Verge and numerous other news outlets in a statement:
“We recognize that many users, especially pros, rely on legacy connectors to get work done today and they face a transition. We want to help them move to the latest technology and peripherals, as well as accelerate the growth of this new ecosystem. Through the end of the year, we are reducing prices on all USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 peripherals we sell, as well as the prices on Apple’s USB-C adapters and cables.”
Here’s what’s on sale, with price drops shown in USD, followed by current CAD pricing in brackets:
- USB-C to traditional USB adapter from $19 to $9 ($10 CAD)
- Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter from $49 to $29 ($35 CAD)
- USB-C to Lightning cable (1 meter) from $25 to $19 ($25 CAD)
- USB-C to Lightning cable (2 meters) from $35 to $29 ($35 CAD)
- Multiport adapter with HDMI, USB, and USB-C from $69 to $49 ($59 CAD)
- Multiport adapter with VGA, USB, and USB-C from $69 to $49 ($59 CAD)
Apple’s USB-C charging cables or power adapters are not part of the discounts. Also, third-party USB-C peripherals are set to see a price drop by 25% in the US, but we’re not sure what that reflects in Canada.
These discounted prices are available at Apple retail stores and the online store, until the end of 2016. Let us know what other discounts you’re seeing in the Canadian online store.
Also, if you purchased these at full price–contact Apple for a refund of the difference.
Update: Here’s a full list of new prices in Canadian. Also, you can pricematch these at Best Buy to save even more (thanks tdotpawel):
USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter – $59.00 (was $99.00)
Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter – $59.00 (was $99.00)
Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable, 1m – $25.00 (was $35.00)
Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable, 2m – $35.00 (was $49.00)
Apple USB-C to USB Adapter – $10.00 (was $25.00)
Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Cable, 0.5m – $29.00 (was $39.95)
Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Cable, 2m – $59.00 (was $79.95)
Belkin USB-A to USB-C Cable (USB 3.1) – $26.00 (was $34.95)
Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter – $29.00 (was $39.95)
Belkin USB-C to USB-C Cable (USB 3.1) – $26.00 (was $34.95)
Belkin USB-C to Micro-B Cable (USB 3.1) – $26.00 (was $34.95)
Belkin USB-C to V GA Adapter – $33.00 (was $44.95)
Belkin USB-C to Mini-B Charge Cable (USB 2.0) – $18.00 (was $24.95)
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Card USB-C Reader – $52.00 (was $69.95)
LG UltraFine 4K Display – $659.00 (was $879.95)
LG UltraFine 5K Display – $1274 (was $1699.95)
If you want to find these on Apple.ca, just enter them into the search.
…more to follow