USB-C is one of the latest USB standards, which are slowly becoming the standard in many of the new-age gadgets. Technically known as Type-C USB, it is primarily a 24-pin USB connector, with a distinguished feature of being a reversible connector. USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) had recently published USB Type-C specification 1.0 which is gaining momentum now.
USB Type C ports in MacBook
The featured MacBooks as Retina 12-inch and the later versions have a single USB-C port. The following versions of the 13-inch MacBook Pro came out with dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports. The 15-inch MacBook Pro released in late 2016 have either two or maximum four ports.
USB-C usage on Mac notebook
You need to know about power, video capabilities, and data transfer modes of the Thunderbolt 3 port or USB-C port on the Mac notebook. You should get to know about the possible hubs, and types of cables to e efficiently used with these ports to choose the best.
We know by now that USB-C is the ideal next-generation connectivity standard for the technology industry, which not only helps to charge but also serves multiple purposes as data transfer, video everything over a simple connector. Another most popular model of MacBook Retina 12-inch came out in 2015 also features one USB-C port.
The other versions of MacBooks with USB-C or higher are?
13-inch MacBook Pro with 2 Thunderbolt 3 Ports
13-inch MacBook Pro with 4 Thunderbolt 3 Ports
MacBook Pro 15-inch with either two or four port, additionally features Thunderbolt 3.
With the help of USB Type C Hub for MacBook, you can:
Charge a Mac machine
Provide power out
Transfer files and data from Mac to other devices and back
Connect Mac to video outputs like VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort (it requires an additional adapter too)
Get connected to Ethernet with the help of an extra adapter.
The standard USB-C port on the MacBook also supports the transfer of data at a speed of 5 GBPS with generation 1 USB 3.1. On the MacBook Pro, these ports will support data transfer over Thunderbolt with 40Gbps speed, and the rate of data transfer will be up to 10Gbps.
USB-C to adapter
Apple USB-C on MacBook to USB Adapter will let you connect the Mac to other standard USB as USB-A or a USB C Hub for merely charging or for high-speed data transfer. For instance, you can make use of the adapter for connecting the Mac to devices like:
Portable memory drives
External hard drive
Also to sync your Apple devices like iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
USB C to the USB Adapter will support data transfers at a speed of 5 GBPS through USB 3.1. The adapter needs no additional power to function. In this case, the devices you try to plug into MacBook will get power from the Mac. So, you need to make sure that you disconnect these when not in use.