Last week Apple announced a decision to decrease USB-C accessory prices to help out new MacBook Pro users who might need adapters temporarily. Apple has now started automatically crediting customers who purchased the reduced products just prior to the announcement.

Customers who purchased the accessories that now have reduced limited time pricing before the price drops are receiving automatic credits for the difference, as evidenced by the screenshot below from a 9to5Mac reader who was credited for a USB-C to Lightning cable purchase.

“Thank you for your recent Apple Online Store purchase.

Apple recently lowered the price of the USB-C to Lightning Cable (1m) you ordered. We are pleased to inform you that we will provide you with a credit for the difference between the price you paid and the new, lower price.


Apple appears to be sending out credits to those who purchased the USB-C accessories on or after the day of its MacBook Pro event on October 27th before the price drop kicked in on Friday, November 4th last week.


The limited time pricing on Apple’s USB-C accessories and those it sells from third-parties will last through the end of the year, and Apple notes that the deals are effective “October 27 – December 31, 2016”.

It’s also offering discounted pricing on the new LG 4K and 5K displays that it announced alongside the new MacBook Pro models, the latter of which isn’t even available until sometime next month.

Earlier today Apple started charging credit cards for MacBook Pro with Touch Bar preorders, signalling that it will soon start shipping the device to customers.

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