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