By Mike Wuerthele
Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 09:16 am PT (12:16 pm ET)
Quietly, Apple has updated its USB-C sale page, and has extended the duration of the peripheral and cable sale by three months, with the sale now ending on Mar. 31.
The discounts range between 20 and 40 percent, and cover a number of first- and third-party products sold at Apple’s online and retail stores. Previously scheduled to end in January, normal prices will resume on April 1.
“We recognize that many users, especially pros, rely on legacy connectors to get work done today and they face a transition,” the company said in a statement about the initial price cut. “We want to help them move to the latest technology and peripherals, as well as accelerate the growth of this new ecosystem.”
Apple on Tuesday began accepting orders for the $1299.95 LG’s 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display which is included in the sale for $974. The first orders of the LG UltraFine 5K Display are scheduled to deliver on Dec. 27 or 28, with in-store availability on Dec. 29.
All of the new MacBook Pro models use either two or four combination USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports. A future iMac is said to be including the port as well, although if it will be exclusively USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 is not clear.
The computers continue to have 3.5-millimeter headphone jacks, even though Apple talked about the “courage” needed to remove the technology from the iPhone 7 at a Sept. 7 press event.