R.I.P MacBook Pro.. Dongle Book replaces it with a higher price?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DBZmusicboy01, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't believe we waited 2 years and Apple has the nerve to REMOVE the USB port in a PRO device ? And with a higher cost ? Wow... I don't even know what to say. Apple is truly dying without Steve and no Mac Pro ?
    Well I am sorry to say but Microsoft is going to win this time.
     
  2. ThunderMasterMind macrumors 6502

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    Um its called USB C, so umm... correct me if I'm wrong, but that is USB.
     
  3. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    The ports are not a problem whatsoever. The lack of RAM is.
     
  4. DBZmusicboy01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    USB 2 and 3 gone

    NO Media port reader or HDMI
    Instead for $1500 we need to buy DONGLES to make a PRO device useful.
    Very stupid and no glowing logo anymore

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  5. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    You just have to buy a cable for your older peripherals. USB-C will become the standard on newer devices. I have a Samsung T-3 SSD drive and it is USB-C only. Monitors now come with USB-C connectors that can charge the MacBook Pro, display 4K video, and provide you with USB 3.1 Type A ports for peripherals, keyboards, and mice, all on 1 cable!
     
  6. Ries macrumors 68000

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    Would it have killed them to convert one of the ports to USB-A connector. Basically everything we connect right now is USB-A and it would allow to connect usb keys/cameras/... without having to drag a dongle around.
     
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  8. jimthing macrumors 6502a

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    The point is that with TB3 you have the option in future to connect anything. If they had USB-A on said port instead, then in future that's one less high-speed multi-format port available to you then. Hence, with $5 C-to-A adaptors on the market from loads of suppliers, moaning about A-ports being missing is very short-sighted: most users are gonna own such expensive machines for several years to come, not just for the near future.
     
  9. arbitrage macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I wish we had never left USB2....we would be so much better off.....people complaining about USB-C are ridiculous. There are many valid complaints about this newest MacBook Pro but the inclusion of 4 high powered future proof ports surely isn't one of them.
     
  10. Tenashus1 macrumors 6502

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    "Dongle Book." Funny. :)
     
  11. arbitrage macrumors 6502a

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    It would have made this look like some sort of antique laptop and people would laugh at you by 2018. I wouldn't have bought one if it still had USBA ports on it.
     
  12. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    Seriously, truth of it is if they stick a USB-A port on it, why would you use the USB-C port? What would be the point?

    This way forces manufacturers to offer USB-C devices, and generates competition which drives costs down. It may be a little painful today, but like within 6 months you'll be fine. Also you can buy all the dongles you want if that's what you really want to do, personally I'll buy a couple of cheap new USB-C cables to replace old ones. And pick up a dock that'll cover all the ports I'd ever want from a single source. Great.
     
  13. cmaier macrumors G3

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    I also can't believe it. Because it isn't true.

    Old MBP had 2 USB ports. New one has 4. 4 is more than 2.
     
  14. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought so too. dMBP
     

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