Apple includes USB-C-compliant Thunderbolt connections on its Mac computers. Depending on the model a new MacBook Pro has two or three of these ports. A new MacBook Air comes with two. It includes Two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports with a 24-inch iMac. On the other hand, several models also come with two USB-C ports. So, there are four Thunderbolt 4 ports on a Mac Studio.
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Connecting USB-C devices
USB-C devices have the same connector shape as Thunderbolt devices. Therefore the Thunderbolt ports in the current Mac Studio, 24-inch iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air are compatible. Simply connect a USB-C device to one of the Thunderbolt ports. There isn’t much requirement for adopters. The question of whether a cable can transmit data and deliver enough power to charge a gadget is currently in contention.
The USB connector that you are probably most accustomed to is USB-A. It is the same USB connector seen on earlier MacBook models. The speed at which data passes through the connector indicates the terms like USB 4, USB 3, and USB 2.
It is common to connect external storage devices to this port. The new cable, such as the StarTech USB-C to Micro USB Cable, costs $16/£12 (Amazon). The cable’s identity is unclear because of a micro USB cable. Hence, if anyone visits the product page on StarTech’s website. One will come across the cable’s micro B SuperSpeed connector, which is very dissimilar from micro USB.
Connecting an iPad or iPhone
A person can purchase the USB-C to USB Adapter stated above in the USB-A section. Regardless of whether he/she is using the USB-A to Lightning that comes along with iPhone or iPad.
Do not desire an adaptor. Get a Lightning to USB-C cable for $19/£19. (1m). For $29/£29, you can also purchase a 2-meter version. The converter for the iPad Pro and more recent iPhones and iPads because those devices come with USB-C. In order to Lightning cables and USB-C charging cables, respectively.
How to use a Lightning EarPods cable
Thanks to the people at Anker, there is a USB-C to Lightning adaptor. On Amazon, it costs $25 or £27. Here one can insert Lightning earbuds into this adapter. Since it features a female Lightning connector on one end. The standard USB-C connector on the other side is what you use to connect it to the Mac.
The greatest advice offered without first testing these cables is to seek cables that enable Apple’s quick charging. It is long enough to utilize (at least 6 feet) and is constructed of high-quality materials (like a braided cable). One must check the data rate because some cables require data transfers. Check to see that the right-angle connector on any such device doesn’t obstruct the port next to it. Naturally, take note of the warranty and return policy as well.