USB-C: I Can't, I'm on a Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ranbo, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. ranbo macrumors newbie

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    The new MacBook Pro, with no ports except USB-C:
    • "Here, plug into the projector."
      • "I can't, I'm on a Mac."
    • "Here, grab those pictures from my SD card."
      • "I can't, I'm on a Mac."
    • "Here, copy that onto my thumb drive."
      • "I can't, I'm on a Mac."
    • "Here, use my mouse." "
      • I can't, I'm on a Mac."
    This was classic Apple arrogance. I love Mac, but dongles suck. Going from no USB-C ports to ONLY USB-C ports was a boneheaded move. Go ahead and add USB-C so people can start transitioning over, but holy cow it's annoying to have to carry a pocket full of dongles for every contingency. I was on my way back from a cruise with my friends, and they all handed me their SD cards and I loaded their pictures into my Mac. How? It had an SD card slot.

    Maybe someone needs to invent a Bat Utility iBelt to hold all the dongles you'll need to own a MacBook Pro?

    This is the dumbest thing they've done since removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, which was actually far, far dumber.
    • "Road trip!!! Here, plug your phone into my Aux cord, and let's hear some sweet tunes!"
      • "I can't. I have an iPhone."
     
  2. hj576 macrumors regular

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    Dont buy them
    Honestly, dont buy apple products, they are horrible, just like you stated
    BUT FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THATS HOLY AND PURE, STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND FREAKING OVER AGAIN !!!!!
     
  3. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    • "can you please be at work on time tomorrow?."
      • "I can't, Windows updates took an hour."
    • "Can you stop taking 20, 10 minute breaks? ."
      • "CAn't my windows machine crashed."
    • "I need you to build me a mac app please."
      • "I can't, windows machine."
    • "what can you do?." "
      • I can use normal accessories...."
    your argument is futile. I have all the accessories I need, dongles, etc. The mac has considerably more bandwidth than last years model, and even more than just about any " pro " book on the market right now, windows or otherwise. You're here complaining about ports? The fix for that is to go to windows, and deal with their bad software all day long.
     
  4. Mr.Blacky macrumors regular

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    IMG_0196.PNG Why is it always "I need a bunch of dongles and cables, bla bla ba..."? Just get one of these:
     
  5. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    All solved with a $9 adapter that weighs about 5 grams.

    And as far as the iPhone - who's using aux. cables any more? Bluetooth and USB connections are pretty common now. And you do realize there are some Android phones missing a headphone jack, too, right? Only a USB-C connector remaining. How many USB-C headphones do you see around? It's actually easier to find a pair of Lightning headphones as far as I can tell.

    Yes, there may be some growing pains. But didn't we have the same discussions when Apple took the floppy drive off the iMac? Only USB ports?!?! What was Apple thinking!? Here - plug this parallel printer in or this serial port modem. Sorry, I'm on a Mac.

    How about when they removed the optical drive from the MacBook Air? Good grief! How could anyone get any work done?
     
  6. hj576 macrumors regular

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    nop, no twitter back then or facebook, and internet was not common enough....Good days
     
  7. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Nobody who takes their job seriously would walk into a meeting with ANY modern computer and assume they have the proper connection to the projector. EVERYONE who ACTUALLY does this carries dongles with them already.

    In our Windows network of ~100 machines, I think 2 of them have SD card slots - and those are micro-sd so hardly useful for reading most camera cards.

    Talk about the entitled generation...
     
  8. rkho, Nov 7, 2016
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    What?

    Replace "can't" with "won't", because that's exactly what you're saying.

    Literally, "I won't, because I chose to purchase a $2500+ machine and refuse to spend an additional $20".
     
  9. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    If a 10$ dongle was included in the box you would find something else to complain about.
     
  10. Yaemon macrumors regular

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    I don't want to stick those outdated dirty things into my pristine MacBook Pro, go away!
     
  11. cmaier macrumors G3

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    LOL. As if there isn't already a lot of "I can't, I'm on a mac" (and I happen not to have the required adapter, or required software, to interoperate with your crappy peripheral and/or windows gunk)
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    The issue is easily solved with dongles and/or USB-C Hub. You can also get a SD Card reader and you have the ability to use an SD card.

    I've never heard anyone sharing a mouse before, but if you need too, you can always get a wireless mouse or just use the aforementioned dongle.[/code]
     
  13. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I just wish Apple was a bit more consistent between their products. I get that USB C is the future, yet the new iPhone I just bought comes with the old USB cable. It took "courage" to eliminate the headphone jack from the iPhone, yet the MBP released after it still has it.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Rene Ritchie of iMore postulates that the MBP was due to be released before the iPhone 7, and if they did that. The port selection (and head phone jack) would have made sense.

    Its a logical conclusion, but I know what you mean.
     
  15. Barnfather macrumors regular

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    My Dell laptop (similar spec to the MBP 13") I use at work can't read SD cards, can't plug into any RGB monitors/projectors without using a dongle, and has the USB disabled for data access (for security) meaning I can't use a thumb drive, so all those things are true with that too.

    The whole issue with USB-C has been blown out of proportion. Dongles are fairly cheap, and given USB-C is not Apple proprietary, will get cheaper. The USB-C technology is better as it operates as a 'multi-port' which gives masses more flexibility and I suspect that once people get using these new machines they will adapt pretty quickly.

    Apples only crime here really in my view, is not including at least a basic USB-C to USB-A adaptor in the box. It's not that cables aren't cheap, but it is a bit of a pain to have to buy a USB adaptor and Lightning to USB-C adaptor on top of the laptop purchase.
     
  16. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    You can bet that next year the iPhone will include a usb-c plug in charger in the box.
    If they released this with the phone a month ago it would give hints to what they where doing with mac lines which they didn't want. It makes sense. Yes its crappy because the phone is a month and a half old but how would you of handled it in a secretive product line?
    Now, if they include a usb-a just as the previous years next year i will be shocked.
     
  17. WeemanWise macrumors 6502

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    Choose: screen size, color, storage size, carrier, and now USB-A or USB-C cable/charger
     
  18. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    again hints at macbook launch that nobody knew about at the time. next year they might have that option but i see them moving the plug end to usb-c like the macbook pro chargers they ship in the box
     
  19. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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  20. Exile714 macrumors 6502a

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    You only need to take them when you'll need them. You can't leave ports (and the bulk they require) behind.

    No, but seriously, I don't even know why I'm here reading week-and-a-half-old gripes from people who spend their time complaining about products they're NOT buying.
     
  21. Gualwer macrumors regular

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    My thought exactly!!
     
  22. Fairchild macrumors member

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    Dude...You only need to buy one dongle that does it all:

    https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Type...=1478566166&sr=8-1&keywords=satechi+usb-c+hub
     
  23. Mechinyun macrumors 6502

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    OP is right.

    This is what I see in every pro apple reply, BUY BUY BUY BUY. BUY MORE.

    SHEEP. All of you.

    You are now getting LESS for MORE. Right out of the box. Then what? Go SPEND MORE.

    No wonder everyone is in debt and has bad credit.
     
  24. Acronyc macrumors 6502

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    Good point. I give presentations all the time within and outside my organization. When I was using my 11" MBA I always carried VGA and HDMI adapters. When I went to a 15" MBP I could cut out the HDMI adapter but still needed the VGA adapter. With the new MBP I'm back to both. No big deal. I also bring VGA and HDMI cables because I've been in situations where there isn't even a cable to connect to your computer. Also, in my experience a lot of the projectors in use are still stuck on VGA, so you'd still need an adapter for Macs and also most Windows notebooks.
     

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