In a recently-published detailed support document, tech giant Apple has highlighted the capabilities of the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro laptop.
The document released by Apple unfolds some previously unknown details related to the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro. In addition, the document also outlines how a range of accessories can be connected to the different adapters.
Going by the details shared by Apple in the document, a full Thunderbolt 3 performance will be offered by all the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the 15-inch and 13-inch models of the new MacBook Pro.
However, the document also mentions alongside that, on the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar, Thunderbolt 3 at full performance will be supported by only two of the four ports. Thunderbolt 3 functionality will be available on the two right-side ports of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar model, but with reduced PCI Express bandwidth.
As such, as per a recommendation by Apple, higher-performance devices should be plugged into the left-side ports on the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar.