So funny

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

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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

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    I think he means out of the box.
     
  5. chabig macrumors 603

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    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

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

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    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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