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

    Sep 30, 2011
    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 6502a


    Apr 29, 2016
    Um its called USB C, so umm... correct me if I'm wrong, but that is USB.
  3. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    The ports are not a problem whatsoever. The lack of RAM is.
  4. DBZmusicboy01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    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

  5. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    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 68020

    Apr 21, 2007
    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.
  7. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
  8. jimthing macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2011
    London, UK (Europe, Earth, Space)
    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

    Mar 19, 2009
    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

    Jul 27, 2011
    "Dongle Book." Funny. :)
  11. arbitrage macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2009
    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 68000


    Oct 17, 2016
    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 G5

    Jul 25, 2007
    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 65816

    Jul 17, 2011
    I thought so too. dMBP

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