what is it with apple connections ?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by aicul, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. aicul macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2007
    no cars, only boats
    Frankly, I am exhausted by Apples continuous change of minds on connectors.

    I have 6 macs and no two machines has the same video-out connector.

    And there are also 3 different firewire connectors.

    This translates in a box full of connectors, most used only once, each for a specific purpose.

    Today, I am re-installing OSX server via remote install. I could use the dreadfully slow wifi, the less slow ethernet, or the faster firewire with the server in T-mode.

    You all guessed it, the firewire connector on the server is yet another format.

    So apple, I applaud your evolution to a smarter connector for the iPhone, but do this also for the macs and stick to that format for at least 10 years.

    And as Apple created this zoo of connectors, it would be nice to have a swap program, 1-new for every 2-old connectors handed in.
  2. mentaluproar macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2010
    Ohio, USA
    They aren't just new connectors. While they have adaptors that make each technology backward compatible, firewire doubled in speed with each new connector.

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