Everyone at Plugable has been excited to see the release of Apple’s new MacBook lineup, with the MacBook Pro making the leap to USB-C and Thunderbolt™ 3. All of the new 2016 MacBook Pros will offer between 2 and 4 Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C ports including support for host charging.
Our new 2016 MacBook Pro arrived Monday 10/31 at which point we dived into testing with our USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 products. We’ll continue to provide updates regarding compatibility in this post, on the relevant product pages on our site, and on our Amazon listings.
Feel free to comment below if you have any particular questions that are unclear from Apple’s announcement, and we’ll do our best to get answers.
Ongoing Compatibility Test Results as of 1/10/17
USB-C Docking Stations
USB-C Single Display Docking Station with Charging (UD-CA1): Compatible with MacBook Pro (non-Touchbar version). Some MBP Touchbar owners are reporting video sync issues when outputting video and charging simultaneously through this dock, and we are disclaiming compatibility until issues are better understood. Please see product page at the above link for additional details. (If you’re an owner of the UD-CA1 and experiencing issues with your Touchbar MBP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be glad to help.)
USB-C Triple Display Docking Station with Charging (UD-ULTCDL): Compatible but there are issues with macOS Sierra and DisplayLink outputs in this dock which might result in a sub-optimal user experience. Please read our blog post on the topic and contact us with any questions prior to purchase.
USB-C Alt Mode Display Adapters
USB-C to DisplayPort (USBC-DP): Compatible
USB-C to DVI (USBC-DVI): Compatible (note: macOS requires HDCP-compliant DVI monitor, even when not viewing copy-protected content)
USB-C to VGA (USBC-VGA): Compatible
USB-C to HDMI (USBC-HDMI): Inconsistent behavior; not recommended until issues are better understood. New firmware that may help behavior is undergoing evaluation.
USB-C to USB-A Adapter Cable (USBC-AF3): Compatible
USB-C to USB-C USB 3.1 Gen2 USB-IF Certified Cable (USBC-C100): Compatible
Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Cables (40Gb .5m; 20Gb 1m; 20Gb 2m): Compatible