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Newest About the Apple USB C Adapter(2021)


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What Apple Devices use USB-C?


  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th/4th/3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd/2nd/1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation)
  • And more

MacBook Pro/MacBook Air

  • MacBook Pro (13-inch,2016/ 2017/2018/2019/2020)
  • MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016/2017/2018/2019/)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019/2021)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018/2019/2020)
  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015/Early 2016/2017)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020);MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
  • And more


  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017/2019/2020)
  • iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017/2019)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, 2017)
  • iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021) 
  • iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021)
  • And more

Can You use Any USB-C Cable for MacBook?

In theory, all USB-C cables should be the same: this is the whole point of having a standard. In practice, there are different versions of the standard.
Some non-compliant cables simply cannot provide the full speeds. It even damages the USB port in the MacBook.

1. Insist on using trusted and well-known brands. Apple is obvious. Hyphen-X is another brand you can trust and is cheaper.

2. Look for the SuperSpeed+ (SS+) logo. However, not all cables use the full logo, and it may not be possible to distinguish the old SS from the new SS+ label. Some also use SS and 10 to represent 10gbps instead of SS+

Adapters for the Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, or USB-C Port on your Mac

The adapters and cables in this article work with Mac computers with Thunderbolt 4 ports, Thunderbolt 3 ports, or a USB-C port. If your Mac only has one port, it doesn't support Thunderbolt connections.

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Thunderbolt 3 Thunderbolt icon or Thunderbolt 4  Thunderbolt icon:If you're using a Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 cable with your display or other device, it will connect to your Mac without an adapter.

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USB-C  USB icon:If you're using a USB-C cable,  it will connect to your Mac without an adapter.


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USB-A  USB icon:If you're using a USB-A cable with your device, use a USB-C to USB-A adapter to connect your device to your Mac.

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Ethernet  Ethernet icon:If you're using an Ethernet cable with your device, use a USB-C to Ethernet adapter


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Thunderbolt  Thunderbolt icon or Thunderbolt 2  Thunderbolt icon:If you're using a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 cable with your Apple Thunderbolt Display or other device, use the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter.

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Mini DisplayPort  Mini DisplayPort icon:If you're using a Mini DisplayPort cable with your display, use a USB-C to Mini DisplayPort cable.


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HDMI:If you're using an HDMI cable with your display, use the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

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DisplayPort:If you're using a DisplayPort cable with your display, use a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter or cable.


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DVI:If you're using a DVI cable with your display, use a USB-C to DVI adapter or cable. 


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VGA:If you're using a VGA cable with your display, use a USB-C to VGA adapter


What is USB-C

The USB-C connector is easily recognizable because it has an oval shape — a rectangle with its corners smoothed into a curve.USB-C making it insert more easier. USB-C cables can make more power

What is Special About USB-C?

USB-C connectors can be used to transfer data, power, and even video and audio. 

In general, a USB-C cable plugged into a USB 3.1 port can transfer 10 GB of data per second. Plugging into the 3.2 port will give you 20 GB of data per second. The Thunderbolt 3 port allows the USB-C cable to transfer 40 GB of data per second.

So they can be used to charge larger devices such as laptops. 

Can the Wrong Charger Ruin your MacBook?

It may charge with slow speed and it may hurt your battery, you need to be very careful when choose a charger. The charger needs to be compatible with your battery, check the information on about input/output values and how many V and A.

so, we encourage you to use a larger wattage charger to charge your laptop such as 87w, 96w,100w.. 

Owners of MacBook Air 2018 and newer and MacBook Pro 2016 and newer (including M1) need USB-C chargers. Owners of 2009-2010 MacBooks need either L or T-shaped MagSafe power adapters. The rest need MagSafe 2 power adapters. However, the wattage depends on the MacBook model, year, and size.

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