What do you guys think about this video?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dexterie, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. dexterie macrumors regular

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    I've been following this Aussie for a while and he has some valid points. I don't think Apple is losing it... I just think the company is transitioning into something different.

    Let's wait and see.
     
  2. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Thank you, it was very interesting and spot on.
    I guess this video reflects the view of many. Including me.
     
  3. leman macrumors 604

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    Right, so the main statement is about Apple is losing its traditional functional simplicity/minimalism. And then he complains that they have reduced the laptop IO to a single set of most minimalist and functionally versatile ports? o_O

    And again, old stale misinformed comments like "losing the SD card is a disaster for photographers" (guess what, many already need to use an external reader because they actually need a wider range of cards), "need an adapter to connect HDD" (no, you just need a plain normal USB cable, only one with USB-C instead of USB-A) etc. etc.

    About the Touchbar: its limit is exactly where the app's developer imagination ends. Yes, it can be a cheap gimmick that simply provides unnecessary shortcuts to menu options. But it can also be a valuable context-aware tool (like what they shown with Photoshop).
     
  4. dexterie thread starter macrumors regular

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    He has very nice videos!

    (are you Flemish?)
     
  5. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    I am looking at his videos at the moment. Thanks again.
    (No)
     
  6. dexterie thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think he means that - as of now - things get more complicated because you have to use an adapter or a dongle to make use of peripherals.
    But I understand your point. I wasn't much worried about the new ports..but in the end it was a factor that made me cancel my order.
     
  7. leman macrumors 604

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    There are enough of USB-C devices and cables on the market right now so that adoption of the new MBP is a definitive advantage for many users. For me, USB-C makes things much easier. The amount of dongles I need to carry with me stays exactly the same (video output + occasional ethernet), but my office setup is much simpler, as I just need to connect a single cable instead of four.
     
  8. mrex macrumors 68020

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    actually, it sounds pretty boring after reading this one

    https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/27/apple-says-no-fun-allowed-on-the-touch-bar/
     
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  10. Rkuda macrumors regular

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    His video brings nothing new to the table and I completely disagree with him.
     
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    If you ask me, the writing has already been on the wall for more than a year. The 1-port MacBook in 2015 pretty much telegraphed Apple's intentions to go all-in on USB-C. It wasn't a question of whether Apple would drop all other ports, but when.

    As such, I feel that the onus is on the consumer to stop living in the USB present (and past) and start preparing themselves for a USB-C future so that when the time comes to switch, the transition will be as painless as possible. Of course, you could continue to buy more USB accessories, but then you would simply be prolonging the inevitable.

    It's precisely this reason that I have put a hiatus on purchasing additional USB accessories and peripherals. For example, the last external storage I bought was a Samsung T3 flash storage drive. It has a USB-C port, and connects to my MBA using a USB-C to USB-A cable. When the time comes to upgrade, I can easily replace that with a USB-C to USB-C cable at relatively little cost to myself. I specifically chose it for that reason.
     
  13. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    Talks about how apple is only surviving on legacy and doesn't release cool stuff, while playing a video on the background of the new MacBook Pro as its...LOOKING COOL

    I mean really....this is just complaining for the sake of complaining. USB c is inconvenient right now but there are adapters. The actual design of the MacBook Pro is great. The software is there. The only wtf is the price. And even then, it'll come down.

    So has apple lost its magic? Not if you look at them without marketing and just focus on products. If you put a new MacBook Pro beside a dell laptop and actually use them both, you can see the difference.

    FOCUS ON THE PRODUCTS. NOT MAGICAL MARKETING
     
  14. mrex macrumors 68020

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    cylon animation!
     
  15. BasicGreatGuy, Nov 13, 2016
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    In my opinion, some of the comments in the video are rather melodramatic.

    A company cannot please everyone. With every Apple refresh come product designs that a lot of people don't like. If you like one of new Apple products or are in need of a new Apple electronic, get it and try it out for the 14 day grace period.Expecting a company to stay as it was years ago in every (self projected) expectation is rather illogical. And using the 'if Steve Jobs were still here' mindset is nothing more than emotional logical fallacy.
     
  16. fokmik, Nov 13, 2016
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    fokmik macrumors 68000

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    yep, i agree, i tried to have an windows oem product, but my god after years with apple, you are getting used to have the best overall products..the only laptop that comes close or i will end up with (if the macs are gone) is the dell xps
     

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