How well is the single port on your rMB holding up?

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  1. emilioestevez Suspended

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    Are any owners here at all worried about the durability of the single USB-C port? If that lone port were to fail, no more charging/accessory use. :(
     
  2. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    No, it's pretty robust.

    Anyway, multiple ports don't exist because you may need spares when they fail. :D
     
  3. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    Not worried about it since I'm using it 99% of the time for charging. I've found myself mostly ditching USB peripherals, even with the adapter I have. I never had the charging port fail in even cheaper, lower build quality windows laptops I've had.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I purchased Apple care. Not for that reason but due to the machine being ultra portable. So really I have no issue if the port fails.

    Have I had any issues? No and I use it several times a day. It's a great port design.
     
  5. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    I also purchased AppleCare, though not even thinking about the port when I did. My first MacBook (the old white model) had two major failures that I thankfully had AppleCare to fix. Laptops are one of the few products I still always get the AppleCare on.
     
  6. maxsix Suspended

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    I use mine frequently throughout the day, I have no concerns. :)
     
  7. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    [​IMG]

    I have no issue with durability, just concerned when I plug in the power cord for charging and rub it against the notebook's housing. It feels like it must be making scratches but when I check it it's perfectly fine.

    As the ports get smaller, the need for targeting accuracy increases. What used to be a spacious floppy cavity has turned into a tiny little hole, in a dark hotel room it's like attempting lunar orbit rendezvous sometimes.

    BJ
     
  8. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    Even worse before non reversible plugs :)
     
  9. wchigo macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't agree more!
     
  10. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Personally I have no concerns, as USB C is engineered to be significantly more robust than previous iterations, nor have I ever had a USB port fail due to mechanical wear & tear...
    Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 16.00.37.png
    10K min for USB C...

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  11. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Turn the lights on then, it`s more fun that way ;)

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  12. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    No worries here. I've even bought some new cables to connect my external 2.5" hard drive to it, so I don't have to use the multiport adapter. I was worried about that breaking after a while.
     
  13. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    LOL, very good.

    BJ
     
  14. ericv macrumors regular

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    The USB type C port is what I like least about the new Macbook. Given that I generally use it for just power, I feel the magsafe adapter was easier to use. I get that this is just my use case, but it doesn't feel as strong and I too worry about scratching the side of my laptop. Another downside is I have to look in order to plug in. With the magsafe I could just connect.
     
  15. Dayv macrumors 6502

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    The USB-C port is fine, but I have some scratches around my headphone jack, which I connect more often than most users probably do, but less often than the power cable!

    However, I do have a tendency to plug in headphones in the dark, while my wife is sleeping -- that may be the culprit.
     
  16. tlou macrumors newbie

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    I bought one of these today, and I'm finding it very difficult to unplug anything from the usb c port.

    It appears you need quite a bit of force, is this normal?
     
  17. thatanonymoususer macrumors regular

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    If you look at it from another angle, people are pretty rough on their iPhones, and they've only had one port since they were introduced.
     
  18. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Yes the retention force is great on USB C

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