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Apple has quietly introduced an official solution for users seeking to lock their 2013 Mac Pro to a stationary desk or other item. The $49 adapter attaches to the rear of the Mac Pro without any additional tools or instruction and can connect to a series of different Kensington locking mechanisms (via MacRumors). Here are the accessory’s highlights from Apple:

  • Enables Mac Pro (Late 2013) to be physically secured with a compatible lock (sold separately)
  • Attaches to Mac Pro without tools or enclosure modification
  • With a third-party lock attached, prevents Mac Pro from being opened, protecting internal components
  • Compatible with most standard Kensington or similar lock products

Earlier this year, third-party solutions with a more advanced setup process began hitting the Mac Pro accessory marketplace. This new Apple adapter marks the second first-party accessory optimized for the new Mac Pro design. Alongside the computer’s launch, Apple released black Thunderbolt cables to match the exterior color of the computer.

Customers interested in the new lock adapter will have the easiest time purchasing it from the Apple Online Store, which is currently showing shipment times of 24 hours. Apple’s stores, according to Apple’s ship to store tool, are not yet stocking the adapter.

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8 Responses to “Apple introduces official $49 Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter, connects with Kensington locks”

  1. Reblogged this on Taste of Apple and commented:
    This looks very nifty, although not the type of new product category I had expected them to enter.


  2. How about a lock adapter for the MacBook Pro? Wouldn’t that be serving a wider audience with computers that are more likely to be snatched?


  3. Let’s hope they release something like that for MacBook Pro retina…


  4. Great, So wheres the lock system for the rMBP?


  5. rgbfoundry says:

    I can’t believe they want $50 for that. I don’t mind paying for innovations from Apple, but this is just abusive pricing. $19.99 would be unfairly reasonable for an adapter that doesn’t even need to exist. Apple could have easily machined a compatible slot in the right place during manufacturing. $50 is just abusive, even if it’s protecting a $3000 computer.


    • spiralynth says:

      Nutty Apple prices = Happy AAPL holders.

      Pickin’ up a few shares will enable you to recoup that difference (and then some) in short order. Gotta play the game on both sides of the coin.


      • rgbfoundry says:

        I’m already a shareholder. Nutty prices for simple mechanisms = long term plan for failure. If this weren’t an accessory for an innovative PC, it would be indicative of a failing business strategy. Since it’s Apple, it’s just an overpriced slab of metal.


      • spiralynth says:

        >> Nutty prices for simple mechanisms = long term plan for failure.

        Interesting. I’ve never heard anyone predict the impending doom of Apple before.

        Regardless, I’m inclined to trust the judgement of those who are (and will continue to be for the foreseeable future) wildly successful at running a 1/2 trillion dollar company—especially when it comes to assessing their long-term strategy—over such novel, and no doubt empirical, insights as yours.

        If you can afford this machine, you can afford this accesory; Apple knows that. Yeah, you’ll be miffed for a minute … just like you were with the loss of the built-in SuperDrive, or the advent of the lightning cable, and like you will be with the loss of the 3.5mm headphone jack and like you will be with the inevitable loss of [insert whatever surprise]. Meanwhile, billions of fat, dirty dollars will continue to plump up those margins … straight to certain long-term failure.