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Topic: USB-C

Here are the best external drive enclosures for your new MacBook Air or Mac mini

11/08/2018, 01:11 pm

Whether or not Apple's flash storage pricing on the new MacBook Air and Mac mini is worth it, is an exercise for the reader. But, given the high-speed Thunderbolt 3 interface on both of the new machines, as well as on the MacBook Pro and iMac, there are a variety of avenues to choose from to add storage to a Mac, quickly - and we have some that we've used and can recommend.

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Satechi USB-C hub adds HDMI, 3.5mm jack & more to Apple's 2018 iPad Pro

11/08/2018, 12:11 pm

Satechi on Thursday announced the Type-C Mobile Pro Hub, specifically intended for Apple's new iPad Pros with USB-C in place of Lightning.

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Apple, please move us all to USB-C across the board with the 2019 iPhone

11/01/2018, 08:11 am

Specifically, Apple should adopt USB 3.1 type C or Thunderbolt 3 on every device it sells and let us put this mess behind us. AppleInsider examines just how it could be down to Apple to make this a success for everyone.

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Apple highlights iPad Pro's USB-C connectivity to an external 4K or 5K display

10/30/2018, 02:10 pm

The change to new connector means you can connect an 5K high resolution monitor directly to your iPad alongside cameras, musical instruments and other peripherals.

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Apple intros new USB-C accessories to support 2018 iPad Pros

10/30/2018, 12:10 pm

Reflecting the switch to USB-C on its new iPad Pros, Apple has released a pair of USB-C adapters to ensure people can keep using key features.

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Apple releases USB-C charging cable for Apple Watch

10/19/2018, 06:10 am

As the new iPhone XR comes out, so does a single accessory -- but it's not for the phone. Instead, it's for connecting your Watch to a USB-C port instead of the regular USB-A one.

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Weekend accessory deals: Save up to 96% on USB-C adapters, HomeKit switches, Apple parts & accessories

09/29/2018, 01:09 pm

Accessories to enhance your MacBook Pro or iMac setup are on sale now, with discounts of up to 96% off. Pick up a USB-C adapter for $5.49 or a HomeKit light switch for $19.99. Parts and accessories are also as low as $1.75.

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iPhone XS & Apple Watch reviews, Marzipan, Salesforce, and much more on the AppleInsider Podcast

09/28/2018, 08:09 am

The AppleInsider Podcast discusses our iPhone XS review, the state of the iPad and Mojave's Marzipan apps, and Apple Watch Series 4.

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USB-C Philips Brilliance 4K monitor offers docking features including gigabit networking

09/20/2018, 03:09 pm

Philips has launched a new 32-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor aimed at creative professionals, one that acts as a USB-C docking station for a MacBook or MacBook Pro, as well as display features like HDR support and a mode that reduces blue light.

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Apple drops bundled 3.5mm adapters from all new iPhones, sticks with 5W USB-A power

09/12/2018, 04:09 pm

In a potential disappointment to some buyers, iPhones are no longer shipping with 3.5mm headphone adapters in the box, and still come with 5-watt power adapters that forego USB-C.

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Hands On: Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock adds a few ports to your Mac for on the road

09/06/2018, 09:09 am

It's taken some time, butThunderbolt 3 docks have finally started to shrink. The latest compact model announced on Thursday is the Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini dock, and AppleInsider has spent some time with it.

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The best external monitors for your Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro

08/29/2018, 10:08 am

If a MacBook Pro is your primary computer, you're probably going to want a big-screen monitor for your desktop. These are some of the top-rated options compatible with Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C, in no particular order.

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Review: G-Drive mobile adds USB-C for on-the-go storage

08/22/2018, 01:08 pm

The G|Drive mobile USB-C portable hard drive is an updated version of their popular portable storage designed to work with Apple's latest Macs, and AppleInsider has one.

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Next iPhone could disable fast charging on uncertified USB-C chargers

07/23/2018, 09:07 am

The next iPhone could force its users to to use only USB-IF certified chargers if they want to enable fast charging on their smartphone, a report claims, with uncertified and potentially hazardous chargers limited to charging at a far slower rate.

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Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro keyboard and thermal throttling, Siri, Thunderbolt 3

07/20/2018, 09:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew discuss the new MacBook Pro, keyboards, and Mike joins us to talk about Siri, eGPU and the difficulties with ThunderBolt 3, USB-C, and the trouble with sorting cables that all look the same.

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VirtualLink USB-C standard reduces cables count for VR headsets, is a boon for Mac users

07/17/2018, 11:07 am

The VirtualLink Consortium has launched a new "Alternate Mode" for USB Type-C designed to reduce the number of cables required for virtual reality headsets to function, one that could make it even easier for Mac owners to get started with VR, and get accelerated video for USB-C monitors.

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Apple's mini 18W USB-C charger may be real after all

07/02/2018, 10:07 am

Rumors of a more powerful 18-Watt USB-C wall charger supposedly being bundled with this fall's iPhone releases have been bolstered, with the surfacing of photographs appearing to depict an engineering sample of the alleged accessory.

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No Lightning or USB-C in a future iPhone is a very bad idea

06/22/2018, 11:06 am

Buried in a report about the AirPower was a tidbit suggesting that Apple considered removing the Lightning port in its entirety in the iPhone X. That is an amazingly bad idea right now for many reasons.

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AOC debuts MacBook-compatible 15.6-inch USB-C monitor

05/21/2018, 09:05 am

Display maker AOC is rolling out a new 15.6-inch portable USB-C monitor, allowing MacBook and MacBook Pro owners to provide power and the video signal to the display through a single cable.

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Apple's next iPhone may ship with more powerful USB-C charger

05/16/2018, 10:05 am

Apple may finally bundle a more powerful 18-Watt USB-C wall charger with its next generation iPhones due this fall, according a relatively unfamiliar source.

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