USB type c

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Samtb, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    Do you think Apple really would replace all ports with USB type C across their entire notebook range? I.e. No more sd card slot, usb, hdmi or thunderbolt.
     
  2. nirvanemesis macrumors member

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    Removing all those ports wouldn't exactly make the Macbook "Pro" anymore
     
  3. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But Apple are known for doing things like this to their products. They are the company that tells consumers what they want, not the other way around.
     
  4. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    No, if Apple didn't invent it, they aren't about to use it. The only exception would be if ignoring it impacted sales. Apple makes vast amounts of money by forcing people to live in a proprietary environment if they want the Apple logo. It's just part of the Apple premium priced experience. :)
     
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    You mean remove thunderbolt, the technology that only apple is using and they're trying to get other's to adopt? No, I don't see apple abandoning Thunderbolt so soon.
     
  6. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. I think it will be a USB-C and thunderbolt configuration.
     
  7. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But they're likely to remove sd card reader, hdmi and usb?
     
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    Who says they're likely to remove those?

    Can USB C double as a HDMI port?

    Removing distinct ports that are used for different purposes just for a USB port makes absolutely no sense imo.
     
  9. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Some sites are claiming they could do that for both Mbp and mba to reduce thickness.
     
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    And thus reduce the overall usefulness of the laptop. Yes, I've seen some of the rumors about apple producing a 12" MBA with no ports or maybe just a USB-C port. That doesn't mean apple is about to abandon all ports on all their laptops in lieu of a USB-C port.
     
  11. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I think all the other ports will be intact. I think it is more likely USB-C replaces USB 3 and will also do charging.
     
  12. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Apple has just one proprietary connector - Lightning. Before that the 30 pin iPod connector was proprietary. Everything else since ADB has been industry standard.
     
  13. leman macrumors 604

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    It actually can.It dubs as a DisplayPort connection, so it supports video output up to 8K resolutions.
     
  14. Jayayess1190 macrumors member

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    USB-C is supposed to replace every port on laptops, so I could future MBP's (maybe Skylake) coming with only them (and probably Thunberbolt just because). The card reader should stay as it still has its place.
     
  15. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    My post didn't say anything limiting "proprietary" to cables only. Apple's entire business model is built on maintaining the proprietary system that is Apple's ecosystem. All specifically designed to capture and lock in customers. It's brilliant and other than limiting what one can do, it works OK. Its expensive and Apple's highly successful because of it.

    I pay the premium, use the products, and the rest takes care of itself.
     
  16. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Please name some of these proprietary technologies. Certainly nothing is proprietary about the CPUs, the GPUs, the hard drives, the SSDs, the RAM, the networking, the display interfaces, the wifi. I have no idea what you're talking about that could be said to be proprietary.
     
  17. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    Google is available to everyone. It's not my job to educate anyone on the history and current practices of Apple. The fact that you want to argue is very revealing.

    Because of the proprietary lock in of Apple's system I've literally made millions of dollars. Beyond my wildest dreams, I didn't expect the large quantities of stock purchased at just under $20 per share would net me millions a couple of decades later. Thank$ Apple :)
     
  18. nirvanemesis macrumors member

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    It's true that there's some proprietary software only for Mac like Handoff and Continuity and even OS X, but there's not much hardware that locks you into the ecosystem.
     
  19. chabig macrumors 68040

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    That's a cop out. You made the claim. Why would you be afraid to back up your assertion with evidence? As the post above says, there is very little proprietary hardware in Apple products.
     

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