Which is odd since mini displayport adapters are getting so freaking common, because of Mac's. Every single conference room I've seen in the past year and a half have had them. Maybe I just run around Apple heavy shops.I think it was because they have to pay to license it, while displayport is an open, free standard. I might be wrong though.
I guess HDMI turned out so widely used they just decided to jump on it afterall.
Heavily used, I'd beg to differ. There are a handful of peripherals, most being just external Hard drives. In my eyes, they are slamming thunderbolt down our throats when there is clearly no demand from 95% of consumers.for the people that this thing is targeting Thunderbolt is not pointless. It is the point. It is heavily used in the new AV hardware that is out there.
To make the Retina more attractive to the consumer, Apple left the Pro`s alone several years ago. If the R-MBP works for Pro`s it`s just a coincidence as by far they are the minority, however on a Keynote exemplifying the "Professional" attributes of the R-MBP is very clever psychology for the masses this is not to say that the latest generation is a poor machine far from it...
With him dead only 8 months, the MBPR would have been in development when he was alive and had the HDMI and USB 3.0 in my opinion.Think this could have been potentially one of the first decisions we have seen from Apple which wouldn't have happened under Steve Jobs.