Apple's game

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Applelad, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Applelad macrumors member

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    I know I'm probably stating the obvious but make no mistake what they are up to with ditching all the useful ports. They want to keep the technology changing as fast as possible so they can sell more stuff - not because it gives any significant benefits. Of course we should all progress onto new technology but at a pace that isn't disruptive. Apple are being very nasty doing this IMO all in the aid of trying to push new tech that isn't actually that useful but makes them look like they are driving the way forward - when in actual fact they are not doing very much apart from trying to decide whether the next generation of iPhone should have round corners or slightly squarer corners. The quicker they get pushed out of the pro computer market the better IMO - we really can do without them having the amount of power they have over us.
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    So you're joining the bandwagon that thinks Apple makes its billions of dollar by selling adapters? They don't. Either that, or you think the faithful will buy the new MacBook Pro 'because' it has new connectors? That doesn't make sense either.

    Every device that connected to a MacBook Pro in September still connects to the the new MacBook Pros.
     
  3. raqball macrumors 6502a

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    That moment when you realize you can't connect your brand new high end iPhone 7 to your brand new high end Macbook Pro without an adapter = WTF and SMH!

    Unbelievable really.........
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Technology is changing if Apple wants it to change or not.
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    You "can't"?

    http://store.apple.com/xc/product/MK0X2AM/A
     
  5. jjlannoo Suspended

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    So you can afford a $2000+ computer and a $700 phone but you can't swing a $9 adaptor or a $19 cable? lol
     
  6. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a

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    You think it's bad now? These are the legacy Macintosh fans that are upset.

    Can you imagine when Apple upsets the new sheep (the iPhone born) crowd if and when they decide iPhone will adopt USB-C? That's almost 5 years of gathering peripherals and cables that depended on that eco system.
     
  7. chabig macrumors 68040

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    They both have Wifi.
     
  8. kougra6541 macrumors regular

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    Honestly when's the last time you needed to plug your phone into the computer? Everything syncs and backs up over wifi now, I haven't plugged my phone into a computer in years, except while at work to keep my phone charged. And that's only because the computer is closer than an outlet.
     
  9. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    They already changed once from 30 pin to lightning....did not seem to hurt them then....
     
  10. raqball, Nov 6, 2016
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    Does that come in either box standard? If not, you missed the point,...

    You missed the point...

    Yup they sure do.... But you missed the point as well..

    Apple needs to change the name to include an asterisk ---> Macbook Pro*

    *when used with dongles and adapters (sold separately)
     
  11. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I don't think you have a point, you just want to complain.

    And "Pro" is just a marketing term. It doesn't actually mean anything and it hasn't for years.
     
  12. raqball macrumors 6502a

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    Complain? Nope! I am actually still considering getting the base version.. Nice attempt at trying to discredit people who see faults though...
     
  13. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    So now you're saying that this isn't a complaint?

    Gotcha.

    I'm not buying a new MBP, or defending Apple. I've got a computer that does what I want it to do and when it stops I'll buy a new one. If it happens to be a Mac, I'll be happy Apple provides a computer that meets my needs and fits my budget. The same goes for if it's a Dell, HP or even some sort of Chromebook.
     
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  15. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Cables and adapters are VERY lucrative. While I don't think the change to USB C was based on how much money they can make on them, it's kind of annoying that the phone I bought 4 weeks ago needs another cable to hook up to the laptop I just ordered. Yes, I can afford a cable but that doesn't mean it's not annoying.
     
  16. jjlannoo Suspended

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    But you can connect them out of the box. You are missing the point.
     
  17. raqball macrumors 6502a

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    Really? Explain how you can plug your iPhone 7 into a Macbook Pro (late 2016) without an adapter.. I'm all ears...
     
  18. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    You can't as you need a cable not included with either device.
     
  19. jjlannoo Suspended

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    Wirelessly. The exact way most people connect them now.
     
  20. raqball macrumors 6502a

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    Really? Most people? LOLOL

    What I think you meant to say is the way you connect so you will cram your opinion down our throats and bash anyone who does differently...
     
  21. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Guess I'm not most people. I prefer a single cable so I can charge and sync my phone faster than wirelessly.
     
  22. jjlannoo Suspended

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    No I think most probably do. Heres how if you need help.

    Sync your device over Wi-Fi
    Here are ways to sync wirelessly when your device is on the same Wi-Fi network as your computer (the computer must be turned on):

    • Connect your device to a charger and plug it in to an electrical outlet. Syncing begins automatically.
    • In iTunes, click the icon for your device, and click the Sync button.
    • On your device, choose Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, and tap Sync Now. You can use your device while it’s syncing over Wi-Fi.

    You can do this with both devices right out of the box.
     
  23. raqball macrumors 6502a

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    No I don't need help and now you are just acting childish...

    I, along with many others, prefer a wired connection. The bottom line is that you can not connect an iPhone to the Macbook without an adapter.. Get it? Understand?

    The Macbook is sold as a Pro.. Again, Apple needs to add an asterisk at the end of the 2016 version Pro moniker. Mackbook Pro* (*when used with dongles and adapters - sold separately)
     
  24. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Not unlike you keep doing.

    Plenty of us have shown you the solutions to your 'issues'. If it doesn't work for you then so be it...but then the new MacBook pros are not for you at this time.

    Reality is the new MacBook Pros come with only USB-C ports. All of us that purchase them, will either connect wirelessly, connect with an adaptor, or buy replacement cables for the devices we own, and possibly like me replace some flash drives.....that is reality. Maybe even purchase a new peripheral device. There are other choices and if that reality does not work for you, then perhaps it is time to look into those choices.
     
  25. CodeSpyder macrumors 6502a

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    You don't know Apple's "game." There are all of these posts where the 'insiders' tell us how it REALLY is.
     

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