USB type c

Samtb

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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.
 

Samtb

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Removing all those ports wouldn't exactly make the Macbook "Pro" anymore
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.
 

technosix

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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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Do you think Apple really would replace all ports with USB type C across their entire notebook range?
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.
 

JHUFrank

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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.
I agree. I think it will be a USB-C and thunderbolt configuration.
 

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But they're likely to remove sd card reader, hdmi and usb?
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.
 

Samtb

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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.
Some sites are claiming they could do that for both Mbp and mba to reduce thickness.
 

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Some sites are claiming they could do that for both Mbp and mba to reduce thickness.
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.
 

JHUFrank

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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.
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.
 

chabig

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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. :)
Apple has just one proprietary connector - Lightning. Before that the 30 pin iPod connector was proprietary. Everything else since ADB has been industry standard.
 

technosix

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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.
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.
 

chabig

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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.
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.
 

technosix

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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.
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 :)
 

nirvanemesis

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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 :)
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.
 

chabig

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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.
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.