Available in both one and two meter lengths ($25 and $35, respectively), the cable lets you plug an iPhone, iPad or iPod right into your MacBook. You can use it for data transfer, or to power your mobile devices.
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It’s an interesting time to release a cable like this, though. Ahead of today’s event, there were rumblings we may see a Mac Mini refresh, or perhaps Apple would catch us by surprise with a new MacBook Pro.
Logically, those devices would have USB-C connectivity, much like the MacBook. There probably aren’t a whole lot of people clamoring for a cable like this right now, either — even though it was always kind of a no-brainer.
With the event bringing no new computers, we’re left looking toward WWDC in May or a Fall get-together for new MacBooks. Whenever they get here, expect USB-C to replace USB; Apple is probably tipping its hand here.
➤ Lightning to USB-C [Apple]