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What You Can Do With Only Four USB Type C Ports

Apple has already introduced a shiny, eye-catching new MacBook Pro. But with only four use-like ports, a lot of widely-held standards can no more exist.

Today, Apple’s removed the MagSafe 2 charging port type, they stripped away the HDMI port, they ripped out the SD card slot, they shuttered the Thunderbolt 2 ports which actually few people use and they most notably killed the standard USB port(<=USB 3.0). All these ports, which power data transfer and charging for most everything you likely use, have been replaced by four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports.

Why Apple stripped away all other ports all of a sudden? Obviously, Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports are much more powerful. At the 2015 CES show, the Intel United USB Implementer Forum showed the power of USB 3.1 to the public. The specific interface is USB Type C, which is capable of both forward and backward play and is similar in size to Micro-USB. In theory, USB 3.1 Type C transfer speeds up to 10Gbps.

Functionality of Thunderbolt 3 is no less powerful than USB Type C. Thunderbolt 3 is a new interface standard with both speed and rich functionality. Data transfer, video output, charging, and peripheral connectivity are all integrated into this compact interface. Thunderbolt 3 has twice as much bandwidth as Thunderbolt 2, eight times as many USB 3, up to 40 Gbp / s data transfer, and 14 hours of HD video in less than a minute.


However, there’s a gigantic obstacle lying between ideal and reality. Apple’s reform is far too advanced. Many supporting devices of MacBook are still equipped with only earlier USB ports, which, however can be compatible with the latest USB 3.1 Type C. So, what we need to make full use of the four latest ports besides cables coming with it, is a fully functional hub, which can convert USB Type C to commonly-used ports. It’s easy for you now to find one on popular platforms, but here we strongly recommend our products if you have a relatively large demand on hubs. Goto our webpage: or contact us: