USB-C charging cable for use on new 87w Apple MacBook pro late 2016 and onwards.
87w USB-C Cable specification
Model: Apple USB-C cable
Length: 2 Metre
Connection type: USB-C to USB-C
Features: Plugs into an 87w MacBook charger and into your MacBook
Compatible Apple MacBook’s that fit this USB type C cable:
Compatible Apple MacBook Pro core models:
MacBook Pro Core i7 2.6 15" Touch/Late 2016
MacBook Pro Core i7 2.7 15" Touch/Late 2016
MacBook Pro Core i" 2.9 15" Touch/Late 2016
Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.8 15" Touch/Mid-2017
Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.9 15" Touch/Mid-2017
Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 3.1 15" Touch/Mid-2017
Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.2 15" Touch/Mid-2018
Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15" Touch/Mid-2018
Apple MacBook Pro "Core i9" 2.9 15" Touch/Mid-2018
Type-C connection explained:
USB-C is a new connector shape generally released from 2015, the connector itself supports USB 3.1 and USD PD (Power Delivery) which allows power to be delivered to your device to charge, eventually the large USB type should disappear, as USB only delivers power one way and USB-C has the massive benefit of both ways. So the USB type C will become the industry standard and all many other form of USB micro, USB mini and USB used on phones, tablets and many other gadgets due to the size will now be able to house this small connection. So no more having five or more different size USB cables for your entire home and office devices, one cable will fit them all.
USB-C ports can support many different tasks with adapters that allow you to connect to displays via HDMI, VGA, display ports, DVI, so again one cable will do it all.