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You won't need Apple's expensive USB-C cords to charge your new MacBook

New MacBook USB Type-C

You're going to need a lot of accessories for your new MacBook - the one that does away with almost every traditional port - and now you can add third-party cords to the list.

The new MacBook uses the brand new USB Type-C connector, but it turns out you won't be limited to Apple's expensive first-party versions.

Apple has revealed that the new MacBook will be compatible with third-party USB-C cords - including third-party chargers.

MacBook users up to now have been forced to use Apple's overpriced and low-quality MagSafe power chargers, so it's great to see the company letting other accessory makers take a whack at the new MacBook's charger.

There may be one caveat: "Your MacBook will charge from USB-C power adapters not manufactured by Apple if they adhere to the USB Power Delivery specification," reads an Apple Support page. But third-party charger makers will doubtless keep that in mind.

There are plenty of USB-C cords and adapters on sale already, so you can start stocking up now if you're inclined.

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Via PC World