Apple's attention to detail: that's why no other company can ever trump them in design

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Goldfrapp, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Goldfrapp, Dec 7, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016

    Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Raise your hand, those who always try to blindly plug a cable into one of the ports on your Mac without ever looking at the port. I do. All the time. Does it take you several seconds before you can find the port with the tip of the cable? Sliding back and forth along the edge of the chassis? It may sound all too familiar to some. But it turns out that Apple, being Apple, has always had a solution for us built right in, at least on the new MacBook Pros. And now I easily, almost instantly, find all the ports with my cables as if puzzle falling into place.

    Know of any other attention to detail?

  2. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2014
    I would rather think this as a 'coincidence'. it doesn't match on 13inch. the speaker grill reacher a lot higher towards the top. the speaker grill is alined with the top of the touch bar though.
  3. Goldfrapp, Dec 7, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016

    Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
  4. davidcmc macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2009
    It's aligned on the nTB 2016 13" MBP.

  5. Wackery macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2015
    that is not a fit
  6. cj31016 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2016
    Denver, CO
    It's aligned from the bottom on the 2015 MagSafe that no longer exists too. Lol, seriously though. Nice catch. They do have great attention to detail.

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  7. skids929 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 24, 2011
    Good gawd can someone please delete this.
  8. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
    This sound like a troll post to me....
  9. Pootmatoot macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2014

    So that's why they drilled fake holes on half the line-up!
  10. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2016
    All you need to know about Apple's attention to detail is to take one of their products apart. The inside is usually as aesthetically pleasing and well thought-out as the outside. Ifixit Apple teardowns are some of the most interesting things to read.
  11. therealseebs macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2010
    That's a whole row of speaker dots off from the "perfect" alignment in the OP.

    I don't think this one is intentional.

    ... More generally, I don't really think the attention to detail is great these days, and a lot of it is going into details like "make it harder to open the machine" which I actively don't want, so.
  12. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    I`d rather have the battery capacity back & ports that are relevant in 2016, not 2020...

  13. MareLuce macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2010
    Thank you for pointing this out! On my old Thinkpads put a precise rectangle of my red fingernail polish or red electrical tape on the surface where the fast USB3 ports were. VERY helpful when under deadline or in an airport and they are calling for boarding.
  14. Antairez macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2015
    Just a coincidence


    13" TB

    TBH I would rather look at the port and carefully plug anything in so I won't scratch the surface.
  15. Macalway macrumors 68020

    Aug 7, 2013
    A ridiculous idea that isn't even correct.

    (just kidding) :D
  16. SB-MBP Suspended


    May 11, 2013
    N. Ireland
    I agree.

    I replaced the keyboard on my 2012 MacBook Pro 13" and the assembly, how it fits together and pride of work is just a pleasure to work with and impressive to feel.

    The black logic board is one of my favourite touches.

    Just think, if Steve Jobs wasn't so assertive back in the early days and board builders rushed / did a sloppy, messy job perhaps it wouldn't be so marvellous to look at the microcircuitry today!

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