Last month Apple unveiled its long overdue redesign of the MacBook Pro.
The highlight feature of the MacBook Pro is the new Touch Bar which replaces the standard function keys and which is able to adapt and change to offer up a variety of new options depending on how the device is being used at any given time.
However, aside from the addition of the Touch Bar and inclusion of improved processor and graphics, some MacBook users have been irked by Apple’s decision to remove all of the ports found on the current MacBook Pro, in favour of USB-C ports.
This means that the new MacBook Pro is now without an SD Card slot, Thunderbolt Port, USB port, MagSafe connector and HDMI port.
From now on, if you want to use any of these ports you will need an adapter.
And what’s worse, the new MacBook Pro doesn’t include an adapter, meaning you will have to fork out for the extra adapter.
Needless to say Apple fans the world over have been left unimpressed, with many taking to social media to hit out at the Cupertino tech giant.
— GRiZ (@mynameisGRiZ) October 28, 2016
I’m all for USB-C but the fact that I need an adaptor to plug my 5 week old iPhone 7 in my new MacBook Pro is borderline ridiculous
— Sébastien Page (@SebastienPage) October 27, 2016
The backlash from fans has forced Apple to slash prices for all USB-C adapters and Thunderbolt 3 accessories until the end of December.
“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, a spokesperson told Buzzfeed.
“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.”