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2016 MacBook Pros may not be compatible with currently available Thunderbolt 3 devices
After a battery of tests with their current lineup of USB-C and Thunderbolt products, Plugable learned that Apple's newest MacBook Pros may not be compatible with currently available Thunderbolt 3 devices. This issue seems to specifically stem from the use of Texas Instruments controller chips in the Thunderbolt 3 devices. If true, this means that has Apple potentially shut out early adopters of the new technology.Plugable had began running tests of their USB-C and Thunderbolt products and realized that their Thunderbolt 3 peripherals were no longer compatible with Apple's latest MacBook Pro. It appears that using the currently available Texas Instruments controller chips in Thunderbolt 3 devices are incompatible with the newest MacBook Pro. In light of the news, Plugable has postponed their Thunderbolt 3 docking station as they evaluate the next steps.