2016 MacBook Pro
The 2016 MacBook Pro was the star of Apple's Oct. 27 event. Apple.Com/Mac

One of the largest complaints about the iPhone 7 was that users would need to purchase a separate accessory in order to use standard headsets and earphones. Apple seems to take this frustration a notch higher by requiring a special wire to connect the new 2016 MacBook Pro to any existing iPhone.

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The 2016 MacBook Pro sports four USB Type C ports, but nothing else. So users of any iPhone will need to purchase either a USB 2.0 to USB Type C dongle -- for the iPhone 6S Plus and below -- or a Lightning to USB Type C cable -- for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Furthermore, there is no port that will connect Apple’s new Lightning EarPods to the new MacBook Pro as well. So individuals that want to use this new technology from the Cupertino-based company will need to string a few dongles together. However, the 2016 MacBook Pro does sport the standard 3.5mm audio jack.

The lack of a ready connector poses different problems. Bringing the 2016 MacBook Pro around should provide users with a ready outlet to charge their iPhones in, but this is not simply made possible with the new setup. In addition, there will be difficulties in transferring files between the two Apple products.

Apple is likely relying on its iCloud feature for users to transfer different files between the units, but this method will required data that may not always be available. Moreover, the sheer number of files that may need to be transferred is often best made with a tangible connection. iCloud also currently lacks a feature to encrypt backup files.

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The entry level 2016 MacBook Pro starts at US$1,499 (AU$2,000). Meanwhile, the highest end model of the device will set a buyer back by as much as US$2,399 (AU$3,200). The entry level option has already started to ship out, but the higher end models will follow in the next couple of weeks. A USB Type C to Lightning Cable currently retails for US$25 (AU$33).

Watch one of the trailers for the new 2016 MacBook Pro