Windows machines are going all type C also (HP Spectre). They are more versatile. On the Spectre any of the 3 ports can charge the machine, do data transfer, or connect to external displays. 2 of the ports support Thunderbolt 3 40GB/sec transfers. Why have ports dedicated to one function.Unfortunately, I just won't be able to deal with that if that leak is true.
I'm fine with the MacBook having two, or even one USB-C port(s). I don't use connectivity that much, and I would probably just get a USB-C to USB-A adapter for the occasional USB connection I need. But this is a Pro machine. If this is something that gets in my to-buy list, it's probably because it'll be my main computer, and I definitely need an SD card slot, HDMI to output video, two USB-A ports. It's already a problem that the MBP doesn't have an Ethernet port, and now the fact that you need an adapter to connect even the most basic equipment will make the computer downright pointless.
And I'm really acceptant of whatever new comes. But right now it's going too far. If this goes on, I'll have no choice but to stay on Windows, even if OS X is an operating system miles better.
I see on Amazon there are some 1 USB C to 3 port/portable adapter cables. One USB C to allow charging a MacBook (hopefully not needed on a MBP with multiple USB C connection), I HDMI (or DVI) for video, and USB 3.0 Type A host port. Pretty much everything I need when I am on the road.I already use a thunderbolt dock at my desk and a card reader for photography needs. So, I'd have to replace the dock with a TB3 dock, and obviously carry a USB-C > USB-A adapter or two when on the go.
When I'm at my desk USB-C/TB-3 would allow me to go from 3 cables plugged in (audio, mag-safe, TB) to just a single USB-C cable going to a dock. My mobile needs almost exclusively require connecting to USB-A (for now) storage devices.
You need another option, something like "not happy if it is only USB C ports, but will have to make do with them if that is all Apple offers us".
Good idea. I can see that happening, especially with people here on MacRumors.You should add a "No, but I'll buy it anyway" option, because that's what I see most people will end up doing, no matter how much they piss and moan
You can get a C to A adapter for $20 or so and gain multiple ports each of which you can use to charge or connect anything from a disk to a 4 K monitor.I don't understand why these "cold" changes occur. Apple knows it's customer base doesn't have cords of this nature and peripheral devices more-than-likely don't have those type of ports either so why not introduce it but keep the other ports? Maybe not as many of the legacy ports but at least allow a smooth transition.
Completely agree, as well as that there are multiple ports (as indicated by the rumors). 4 should be the minimum amount. Charging, external mouse, monitor, and adapter for older USB devices would be my everyday needs.If they are thunderbolt 3 USB C ports than yes
Apple has always pushed consumers forward. No doubt some iPhone users were upset when the lightning connector came out. Now they can't imaging using the old connector.I don't understand why these "cold" changes occur. Apple knows it's customer base doesn't have cords of this nature and peripheral devices more-than-likely don't have those type of ports either so why not introduce it but keep the other ports? Maybe not as many of the legacy ports but at least allow a smooth transition.
They are an advancement in technology. With USB-C you can charge the device from any port, support up to 40GB of throughput if the port has TB3, and use the same port for video, data, or peripherals. Much more capable than the old USB 3 ports.I would hate to buy new accessories NOT because they are an advancement in technology, but because they changed the shape of the port my cable fits in to.
Then buy a USBC/TB3 hub/dock for your desktop. They are around $200 and with one connection to the laptop connects to TB, HDMI, Ethernet, etc, and charge the laptop. Much cleaner that having 3 or 4 cables going to the laptop.I'm fine with buying adapters, but 2 USB-C on each side is insufficient; need at least 3 on each side.
Power, 4K+@60Hz display, extra peripherals.
My use case shouldn't be something unusual; it's supposed to be a 'pro' laptop for work.
Currently, no single adapter supports all three, so it will be pretty ugly until one comes out in my setup