Apple users, you will need to buy more cables to connect iPhones with the new MacBook Pro. Although Apple boasted a several new features in its latest MacBook Pro laptops with Touch Bar and Touch ID features, it didn't tell you everything. The Cupertino-based tech firm's new laptops come with four USB ports but all of them are Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C.
This means that users will need to buy either a USB 2.0 to USB Type-C cable or a Lightning-to-USB Type-C cable to connect the new iPhone 7 or any other older iPhone models with the new MacBook Pro. For those unaware, the iPhone 7 smartphone come with Lightning-to-USB Type A cable, which would be of no use if you have the new MacBook Pro.
As mentioned by the Engadget website, users would need to buy the USB-C to USB adapter. They can also buy a new accessory, the USB-C to Lightning Cable. In addition, the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID also misses out on SD card readers. With the launch of the new MacBook Pro, Apple has also parted ways with the MagSafe charging port. The company's MagSafe cables attached to the port magnetically and came off easily. The port, however, is still available on MacBook Air laptops.
Apple unveiled the MacBook Pro with Touch ID and Touch Bar at its 'Hello Again' event in Cupertino, California, on October 28. The all-metal unibody laptop comes in two variants based on screen size -- 13 inch and 15 inch.
Both the models are powered by sixth-generation Intel Core i5 (13-inch version) and Core i7 (15-inch version) CPU paired with AMD Radeon GPU. While the 15-inch variant comes with 16GB RAM, 256GB/512GB flash storage options and AMD Radeon GPU, the 13-inch variant comes in 8GB RAM, 256GB/512GB flash storage and Intel Iris GPU.There are also dual speakers placed on either side of the keyboard. In terms of battery, the 13-inch MacBook with Touch Bar and Touch ID is backed by an integrated 49.2-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery, while its larger screen sibling is powered by an integrated 76.0-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery.
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