What Apple should have done?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iBrooker, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. iBrooker macrumors 6502

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    On one side of the new MBPs, use a custom mag-safe type connector (let's call it MagSafeNew) which is essentially the same as the current TWO usb-c ports. And ship it with a MagSafeNew to two usb-c adapter.

    Why?

    Monitor manufactures (or hub makers) could use these to create a true one connection dock - just snap the connector and you get twice as much bandwidth as you do now. People who want 4 ports still get that with the supplied adapter if they so wish.

    This would have been Amazing :D

    (In case you are not aware, connecting devices to a display such as the LG 5K UF results in capped speeds of its three usb-c ports - so it's not a true hub - but this is due to the limitation of a single connection, two would eradicate the issue).

    Good idea? Or pants? :apple:
     
  2. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a

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    Here's something that might be worthy of a poll.

    What if Apple had the *option* for the touchbar(with additional), which would be more popular?

    I found it kind of gimmikey personally, would have preferred a lower price.

    They should have kept MagSafe in some way. I will definitely miss the functionality.

    Magsafe and headphone port on one side and USB-C(full power) on the other.
     
  3. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    Kind of hard to tell what you mean but I think you were indicating some kind of magnetic connector for data bandwidth? If so that's a really bad idea, you don't want anything that can easily fall apart handling data. Magsafe works with power and power only.
     
  4. honeybadger1022 macrumors member

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    Exactly, people keep referring to some kind of magnetic technology that can serve the same USB-C/Thunderbolt purposes, but neglect to see how having and easily to disconnect data stream can easily lead to issues and head aches. I've been a big fan of the all USB-C and if you miss the old mag safe check out the Griffin cable. I have one and it makes up for the loss.
     
  5. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

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  6. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    Yeah MagSafe is pretty awesome. Apple should have kept it.

    Would anyone have minded 4 USB-C and a MagSafe?
     
  7. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    This would NOT have been amazing......I call "pants".
     

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