Was Apple just lazy in not adding a 2nd port? Video in description

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SSD-GUY, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    London, UK
    Some people have been stating that Apple couldn't add another port due to size limitations/space etc.

    Take a look at this video from Apple https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwW9J83xlHg&spfreload=10

    Look around the 3:14 mark - See how there is ample head room for another port there even with the 3.5mm jack? Worst case, the 3.5 mm jack could be moved a few mm to the right in order to accommodate a 2nd port.

    Guess I'll be waiting for Gen 2 then.
  2. ruhollah glare macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2015

    Are you correct that its audio port placement, and not lack of the needed interior space that precludes the addition of a second port?
  3. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
    Apple could easily have launched the MacBook with two USB C ports, equally that`s not Apple`s mandate for the new MacBook, Apple want`s you to buy deeper into the cloud, specifically "iTunes & iCloud"

    For me two USB C ports is far more practical; one for power, one for a peripheral. Apple`s rational of the MacBook being too "thin" is nonsense and redundant given other manufacturers offer thiner Notebook`s with multiple standard ports currently commonly in use. Apple`s path is one of form over function, and the continuous drive to deepen the user`s dependance on the Apple ecosystem.

    Non of the above is particularly negative towards Apple, equally it`s how I see it. If the current Macbook meets my performance needs I will be buying one very soon. If not I will wait on Skylake also the upcoming Surface Pro 4 & Windows 10.

    Dependant on sales and general public reception the Skylake Macbook may well have two USB C ports, Thunderbolt over USB is pretty much given.

  4. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Yes, and don't forget to put an AirPort Time Capsule on your shopping list... :rolleyes:
  5. kingofwale macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    very simple.

    they need something to add to Apple Macbook 2

    Much like the original MBA, somehow Apple was able to find "room" to squeeze in 2 USB port in their next generation.

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