The new mbp - Apple is losing it

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

  1. Meister Suspended

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    No usb, no hdmi, no sd card reader, no thunderbolt 2/1 and no magsafe.

    I understood where they were going with one usb-c port on the new macbook but on the pro-lineup this is downright offensive.
     
  2. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you want 2 power ports both with different connectors? The whole idea of USB-C is it does everything.
     
  3. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    And the whole idea of the magsafe is not destroying your $3000 laptop.
     
  4. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I agree. Yeah, USB-C is the way of the future and it's great because of all of the functionality, but it's not worth it to me. I paid $1999 + tax for my base 15" rMBP in 2012. To buy the equivalent this year, it's $2399 + tax + USB-C adapters.

    The new features and performance bumps don't justify the cost for me. I'm sure there will be a day in the future where I have to upgrade my rMBP, but for the time being, I'm going to save $2500+ and continue to use my 2012 rMBP, which still performs beautifully for my needs.
     
  5. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

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    So you want Apple to put 2 different power ports on one laptop?
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    because its so easy to trip over the cord and not having that 3,000 dollar laptop fall to its death

    Yep, but we do have emojis now
     
  7. Paapaa macrumors member

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    YES! They could remove one USB-C and replace it with a MagSafe.
     
  8. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    You are stating the obvious.
     
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    yes, that will happen...
     
  10. leman macrumors 604

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    In contrary, Apple has gone back to its roots. This is the most significant update to a laptop in the past few years. Mark my words. Few years down the line, everybody will copy it again.

    P.S. Yes, loss of MagSafe is a bummer. But it was occupying precious space and while it was nice, having flexibility while charging and connecting peripherals is worth more to me.
     
  11. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    Either be more careful, like the rest of the laptop-wielding world who seem to rarely have issues with laptops getting snagged, Or just rely more on the battery.

    I almost never plug in, other than at my home desk, where the cords are neatly tucked away and hidden.
     
  12. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    The magsafe was one of the best features on a laptop ever.



    I destroyed every other laptop by tripping over the cord.

    That :apple: thinks we're going back a decade to before this invention is unbelievable.
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    With "flexibility" you mean dongles.
     
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  14. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    While I agree that Magsafe was brilliant, the increased convenience of moving to USB-C power is immense.

    You can now use ANY USB-C power source. Meaning you can trade/borrow anyone's power adapter. Or charge with the same power bank you carry to recharge your phone...or any other wireless gizmos you might have.
     
  15. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Putting aside the issue of ports, what is even more alarming to me is that this will be the MBP for at least 3 years. There'll be a couple of spec bumps, that's it.

    Said it another thread, but I'd actually prefer my late '13 15" rMBP to any of the new offerings, for multiple reasons. I'm good for a couple more years with mine, at which point I'll be very interested to see how the Surface Book has evolved.
     
  16. bwcw macrumors newbie

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    To me the 2016 MBP is not worth it considering my current rMBP is a 2014. If Apple had introduced a full retina touchscreen, then that would have peaked my interest. I will save the $3,000 and travel some more!
     
  17. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    I don't carry around any chargers and neither does anybody else I associate with and none of this is any good if your macbook is broken.

    Not even to mention that almost all external screens and other devices run over hdmi and usb.
     
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    But most of the functions need an adaptor, which is very inconvenience for a laptop computer.

    Now, with this new MBP, not even able to read the most ordinary USB drive without any adaptor, unable to connect to any HDMI device without adaptor for presentation, and unable to connect to most home monitor that using display port without adaptor.....
     
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    These are the worst prices in a very long time.
     
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    It would be nice if Apple would include a MagSafe implementation on the cord side of the power adapter that's included.
     
  23. King Shady macrumors 6502

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    I'm with you there. I was actually hyped for this announcement thinking I'd upgrade from my 2012 rMBP, but it's simply not worth the investment. Mine still performs beautifully.
     
  24. waxonwaxoff macrumors newbie

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    I am in Canada and the top end 15" is now $3499.... For years I have been regularly updating my MBP selling on my old one and paying a bit more for the new model, the price point remained relatively consistant. Don't quote me on this but I think I am now paying $600 more for the top tier 15" than the previous model was being sold at earlier today.

    the Touchbar looks neat, move to usb c is fine also, if you forget the fact I would need to spend hundreds more for adapters. On the whole I think its a nice update... However;

    Dropping the magsafe is a truly dumb move.... like beyond retarded to a whole new level of mental ineptitude. God knows how many times my kids have snuck into my office almost tripped on my MBP power cord and I have thanked Apple for Magsafe because the power cord pops out my kids don't faceplate and my very expensive laptop doesn't faceplate either.

    Phil might present the new MBP as the evolution and pinnacle of the laptop and apart from dropping the magsafe they are all nice improvements but nothing screams "gotta have it" to me and especially when I am paying so much more.

    It's a shame
     
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    Microsoft is calling...

    See, Apple can do stuff like this in the mobile industry. They don't have as much of an influence in the computers if they are behind companies like Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Less PC users are willing to adopt to their subtractions.
     

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