And continue to endlessly hear from the Tech Media about how Apple can't innovate anymore, instead focusing on mere revisions.....Exactly. Keep the "old" case and I/O and add the new ports.
I don't even think that its an unpopular opinion. Simply the folks who like the new MBP are not constantly shouting about it on the forums (well, I do, but I guess that someone has to )I know it's an unpopular opinion, but I'd much rather take a 3lb, 1/2 in thick MBP and lose a few ports. It's gonna be like a superpower, retina MBA, aka my ideal machine.
They couldn't release a iGPU version only due to CPU choice, the HD 530 is worse than the 2014/2015 iGPU!There isn't a 15 inch option without a discrete card anymore!! It was not needed.
Not shafted no the CPU is much the same performance wise and the graphics are better all round with new Polaris fin fet running at 35w. The iGPU is powerful enough for all basic use and the dGPU gets a workout when needed. You are creating a problem that isn't there and Apple had to design for a future without iris pro graphics if the Kabylake roadmap is anything to go by.They couldn't release a iGPU version only due to CPU choice, the HD 530 is worse than the 2014/2015 iGPU!
If they had used the high end CPU, the iGPU version would have become viable (and a lot of people preferred having a non-dGPU version). Most people don't need a dGPU, especially when the Iris Pro 580 is quite a brute - but we needed the Quad core CPU horsepower/larger screen estate, so we have been shafted.
Looks like there a still a lot of people here who do not understand the benefits of charging via USB-C. They don’t understand that a USB-C port is capable to replace a docking station.Leaving me only having to use 1 usb-c port on the device.
Yep, I guess this might have been the reason to go dGPU only with Skylake already.[…] and Apple had to design for a future without iris pro graphics if the Kabylake roadmap is anything to go by.