Concerned about USB-C

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macbook123, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    I've grown quite fond of my magnetic charger plug over the years. Not sure how long the USB-C will last, and how annoying it will be to use it. I need to plug in multiple devices, so they will HAVE to offer some sort of port/splitter with this that allows to connect USB devices, monitor, and magsafe at once. I was excited about the new Macbook's and they're mostly what I wanted, but this single port has me concerned.
  2. emir macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2008
    MagSafe was one of the best features of MacBooks, ever. It is sad to lose it, I hope we don't see this USB-C without the Magnetic latch in the next few iterations of other MacBooks. Although I highly appreciate the technology that went into the new Macbook and it's more than impressive, just the sheer fact that MagSafe has saved the life of my 5 year old Macbook Pro numerous times makes it more important than anything else.
  3. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    Agreed, saddened about the loss of the magnetic port. Not sure how fun it's going to be to be in a hotel and need a dongle so i can charge\sync my phone, have my usb mouse dongle (the logitech wireless - guess i should replace with a bluetooth mouse?) ... and worry about tripping over the cord
  4. MoreAwesomeDanU macrumors regular


    Dec 4, 2010
    The more i look at this new macbook, the more it feels more like an Ipad than anything else.

    You're not suppose to be plugging this thing into anything, and should only charge it once a day when the battery dies.

    So think of the times when you would like to do some multi tasking on an iPad. that's the use case for this "computer".

    Not the time when you wanted to do actual coding or real work on a laptop.
  5. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area

    This is exactly how I view it the more I learn about it. Especially with that insane starting price being the same as the 13" rMBP.
  6. nutmac macrumors 601

    Mar 30, 2004
    The least Apple could've done is to add extra USB-C port to $19 USB-C to USB adapter, and bundle it with MacBook. As it stands, there doesn't appear to be a way to charge MacBook and connect to iPhone or iPad at the same time, unless one purchases $79 adapter that features 1 USB, 1 USB-C, and 1 HDMI port.
  7. jimthing macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2011
    London, UK (Europe, Earth, Space)
    That's how to make money. ;)

    I suspect cheaper Chinese third-parties will arrive given time, as many have said already, given it's a USB standard and not Tbolt.
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    It’s probably safe to say that this MacBook isn’t designed to be used with external drives or even an external display. There’s a reason why they removed all the ports to begin with, because they think that the target customer won’t need them. If you are looking for a more versatile laptop, you will have to Pro or Air (for the time being).

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