When will our cable and adapter nightmare every end? Answer. It won’t. John Callahan tells the story about USB-C adapters coming to the new MacBook which features a single connector to handle battery, USB, and video out.
(Apple) shows both a USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter and a USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, priced at $79 each.The VGA adapter also has a standard USB port for connecting more devices along with a port for a charging cable to power the new MacBook. The Digital AV adapter has both the USB and charging ports along with an HDMI port for connecting the MacBook to a large television… Apple has also listed a Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter for $49 and a two meter USB-C Charge Cable for $29. Finally, it shows a USB-C to USB Adapter for $19. Apple does not list a USB-C to Thunderbolt adapter on its store page. None of these accessories are actually on sale yet.
Advancing the state of the art results in some uncomfortable cruft. More cables, cords, and adapters.