What are the Mac Models that use USB-C Connections?


With the way that tech has grown and with where Apple has taken its devices, not all Apple devices are carrying USB-C connection. This makes connecting USB devices to your Mac a little complicated at times.

PrimeCables USB type C cable
PrimeCables USB type C cable

If you’re looking to connect a USB-C device to your Mac, you’ve come to the right place. To begin with, USB is understood as an industry standard in connecting computers and devices. The most advanced USB consumer cable is USB 3.1 Gen 1 which boasts data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps and USB 3.1 Gen 2 which boasts data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps – this is in reference to the technology inside the cable. When it comes to the connector itself, it’s USB-C you got to look for. USB-C refers to the shape and style of the port and connector. When using a USB-C connector, one can have standards as diverse as USB through to Thunderbolt to lesser standards.


If you’re looking for a Mac computer that has Thunderbolt USB-C ports, there are a few different options out there – the iMac Pro 2017, the iMac Retina 5K 27-inch 2017, the iMac Retina 4K 21.5 inch 2017, the iMac 21.5 inch 2017, and the MacBook Pro 2016 or later. For more specific information on what a Mac model uses in terms of USB connection, always consult with the online Apple information look-up. It’s not difficult to look up a specific Mac model, which should detail how fast the ports are and what connects to them.


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