The new ports: everyone just mad because they dont like the shape of the holes now?

Bobby Corwen

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The MBP is laptop.

It is not a docked desktop.

Now that we established that, the obvious thing is: There will be a mess of cables/dongles at your dock. Otherwise it wouldnt be a laptop, would it? You cant actually carry a desktop with you.

So looking to the left, you have USB ports now. Its essentially a cable sticking into the side of your Mac.

The new ones have the new ports. They are shaped differently.

But at the end of the day, its essentially a cable sticking into the side of your Mac.

Just like now.

Nothing has changed.
 
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JackieInCo

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But it has. You need to buy new dongles now to be able to plug in current HDs that I have. I now have no way to plug in my SD card from my S7 Edge or Note 4. I would also now have to buy an adaptor to be able to plug my 6S+, 6S, 6+, 5S, iPad Mini 2 into the MBP.

The new MBP is all about having to spend a mountain of money to be able to do the things I can do on my 2015/2012 non retina MBPs natively. Everything has changed with the new MBPs. I refuse to buy another MBP.
 

Lucjan

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One thing changed certainly: get a TB3 dock and connect your LAN, TB1/2 arrays, 1 or 2 displays, whatever USB peripherals you have and power with a single cable.
Just stop thinking of those 4 ports as USB-C and start taking them for what they really are: Thunderbolt 3.
 

markwbowen

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But it has. You need to buy new dongles now to be able to plug in current HDs that I have. I now have no way to plug in my SD card from my S7 Edge or Note 4. I would also now have to buy an adaptor to be able to plug my 6S+, 6S, 6+, 5S, iPad Mini 2 into the MBP.

The new MBP is all about having to spend a mountain of money to be able to do the things I can do on my 2015/2012 non retina MBPs natively. Everything has changed with the new MBPs. I refuse to buy another MBP.
Why have you got so many expensive, active phones? Are you a millionaire having multiple affairs?
 
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zone23

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Its only changed is when I can't find the dongle because I left it at home on my other jump drive or external HDD. Don't get me wrong USB-C is the future but a standard USB-A (or what ever it is) jack on the side would have been nice. I kind of like MagSafe too.
 

Macalway

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I'm pretty sure not a single person in the world objects to the hole shape.

note: If you object to the hole shape, please post here :)
 

UnluckyXIII

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I see it like this;

I bought an iPhone 7 last month, the phone introduced (or more took away) the headphone jack and replaced it with lightening headphones and comes with a "standard" USB charge/sync cable..... the new MacBook Pro for 2016 retained the old style headphone jack so I can't use my new headphones that Apple made me change to, and their new laptop doesn't support the USB cable that came with this years iPhone (adapters are available obviously), I simply can't see how this could happen. A company that paint a picture of hardware that works seamlessly together but can't even get its two most recent high-end items reading from the same page? It's very disappointing to say the least....
 

Shockwave78

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I see it like this;

I bought an iPhone 7 last month, the phone introduced (or more took away) the headphone jack and replaced it with lightening headphones and comes with a "standard" USB charge/sync cable..... the new MacBook Pro for 2016 retained the old style headphone jack so I can't use my new headphones that Apple made me change to, and their new laptop doesn't support the USB cable that came with this years iPhone (adapters are available obviously), I simply can't see how this could happen. A company that paint a picture of hardware that works seamlessly together but can't even get its two most recent high-end items reading from the same page? It's very disappointing to say the least....

That's nuts and I didn't realize that until you mentioned it. Funny as an iPhone 7 owner and every past iPhone that's has come out that I won't be able to plug it into my first mac lol.

I think this cements that the iPhone will go USB C next year now. It also occurred to me that in addition to my previous thoughts of apple putting the Touch ID sensor into the display next year that they will now add one of these touch bars to replace the bottom bezel of the iPhone with the Touch ID sensor where it is now, but the Same as on the MacBook Pro.
 
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JackieInCo

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Why have you got so many expensive, active phones? Are you a millionaire having multiple affairs?
Hardly. I cousin;t make up my mind which iPhone I wanted so I bought a 6S+. I also kept wanting the 6S so I bought it. The Note 5 came and I wanted to replace my Note 4. The S7 Edge came out so I bought two. T-Mobile had a plan where I could get 4 lines, 10GB data each line for $120 so I got it. It allows me to use four of these phones. Only one has my number that I give out and the other three are used like iPads just for the data plans.
 

AdonisSMU

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That's nuts and I didn't realize that until you mentioned it. Funny as an iPhone 7 owner and every past iPhone that's has come out that I won't be able to plug it into my first mac lol.

I think this cements that the iPhone will go USB C next year now. It also occurred to me that in addition to my previous thoughts of apple putting the Touch ID sensor into the display next year that they will now add one of these touch bars to replace the bottom bezel of the iPhone with the Touch ID sensor where it is now, but the Same as on the MacBook Pro.
It's smart of them to do this TBQH. They can perfect this on the MacBook Pro. They are assuming people who are willing to spend 2k on a machine are people who really like Apple products. Then they can spread the OLED tech across the product line. I think it's smart planning. I know that's generally how I roll when I am introducing new tech at work.
 

iBug2

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The adoption of USB-C by Thunderbolt is the greatest thing ever. When I purchased my rMBP 2012 I started buying TB devices because I knew that USB was over for me. And it did work out great in the long run. The only USB I use is for my iPhone and a MyPassport mobile HD. The rest of my workflow is TB.

Now I'll start buying USB-C / TB3 devices because it's obvious now that in the near future the only connector will be USB-C. No sense of buying anything else from now on.
 

Bobby Corwen

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Exactly.

We also need to think of, what will this be like in 2 years?

Will we still complain once the dust settles?
 

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That's nuts and I didn't realize that until you mentioned it. Funny as an iPhone 7 owner and every past iPhone that's has come out that I won't be able to plug it into my first mac lol.
You can get a USB-C to thunderbolt cable: maybe Apple will simply include both cables with the next iPhone
 

Puonti

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I bought an iPhone 7 last month, the phone introduced (or more took away) the headphone jack and replaced it with lightening headphones and comes with a "standard" USB charge/sync cable..... the new MacBook Pro for 2016 retained the old style headphone jack so I can't use my new headphones that Apple made me change to, and their new laptop doesn't support the USB cable that came with this years iPhone (adapters are available obviously)
It's all very situational. I moved to quality BT headphones way before iPhone 7, and wasn't forced to abandon anything. They work wonderfully with my phone, tablet and computers with no regard for the devices' port configurations. There's no need for or risk of losing adapters, and all devices that require charging do so through wall outlets while syncing and backups are wireless.

Maybe it's luck - on the flipside I couldn't get the latest Apple TV and a Denon AVR to work with my projector without HDCP problems. That was disappointing to say the least.
 
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