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.