So funny

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MBX, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    So I can use Apple's MBP USB-C charging adapter/ cable with their competitor and charge my Samsung Galaxy s8 and with actual fast charging.

    - But the same Apple adapter/ cable isn't compatible with their own iPhones.

    - Even if I got an adapter/ dongle the fast charging probably still wouldn't work on iPhone X and you'd need the actual fast charging adapter for an additional $70-80.

    - I can use Samsung's provided headphones on my MBP but not Apple's as there's no lightning port on the MBP and the iPhone 8/X does not use industry standard USB-C.

    - I can plugin my Samsung Galaxy S8 to the MBP but Apple's own iPhones aren't compatible with the MBP without a dongle.

    This is insane.

    Ok technically the rant is 50% MBP and 50% iPhone design rant, just more of a general thing and not tied to only one device.

    Does Tim Cook & Jony Ive realize this?

    Apple was all about simplicity and ease of use. I hope they realize what a mess they've created and will fix it this and in the coming years.
  2. Adam Warlock macrumors regular

    Adam Warlock

    Jun 22, 2016
    Apple is busy racing to become the first trillion-dollar company, not provide great devices that help and thrill users, so dongle$ and adapter$ are the order of the day. Buy, buy, buy! Simplicity and usefulness? Only if it doesn't get in the way of profit margins.
  3. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    It sounds like you want a USB-C to Lightning cable. Apple sells those.
  4. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010
    I think he means out of the box.
  5. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    If they put the cable in the box, it would cost the consumer more and he would complain about that too.
  6. djnms macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2017
    indeed, apple will sell you those and much more; that's the whole point...
  7. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    Plus then people would complain that "Apple is trying to make me buy a $2000 laptop or I have to buy a $15 cable to connect it to my old laptop!"
    --- Post Merged, Mar 9, 2018 ---
    Yea, right. There are barely any USB-C computer accessories on the market. Everything is still using the old USB connector and will be for a while.

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