MBP design did NOT require removal of ports!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbook123, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Just a point to note, in case this wasn't obvious to some here: The new MBPs thinness did NOT require getting rid of regular USB ports, Macsafe, and DisplayPort. The laptop is plenty thick to support all those, but the excessive tapering around the bottom edges -- Apple's showy design-over-function decision to make the laptops appear thinner than they truly are -- made it necessary to abandon them.
     
  2. pvanberlo macrumors member

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    That may be the case but I disagree with the 'showy design-over-function' statement. There simply is a time when superior technology needs to take the front and center stage. USB-C is such a technology. Yes it requires dongles, but who cares? Obviously carrying around those dongles is a huge problem for many people.

    Yes Apple could've waited a few more years, but at some point someone has to do it. The only real thing that is annoying is the loss of MagSafe. But third parties are fixing this.
     
  3. lambertjohn macrumors 6502

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    And how do you know this? Are you an Apple engineer or related to one?
     
  4. Jaekae macrumors 6502

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    Removal of the old ports is the best thing of the laptop, if you dont understand that its not for you, same as almost all future computers wont be
     
  5. 8692574 Suspended

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    In a couple of years you'll be saying :
    "Removal of the all ports is the best thing of the laptop, if you dont understand that its not for you, same as almost all future computers won't be".
     

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