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

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    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

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    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 603

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    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.

    Q-6
     
  4. newellj macrumors 601

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

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    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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