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Old Oct 31st, 2016, 03:58 PM   #1
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New MacBook Pros — say hello to all the needed adapters

New MacBook Pros — say hello to all the needed adapters and maybe a new carry bag to keep them all in… just for a companion New MacBook Pro article…

Welcome to Apple's new way and direction I guess — at least for some…

https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/27/ap...probably-need/

All the adapters you need to buy for the MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3
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Old Oct 31st, 2016, 04:04 PM   #2
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another step backwards. The MagSafe was such a genius and useful feature. I have no kids, but all my friends do and have told me on more then one occasion they have been thankful for the MagSafe connection, be it a dog jumping off a couch and yanking it free or the kids running through. Another step backwards away from usability and function.
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Old Oct 31st, 2016, 04:52 PM   #3
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As great as the MagSafe connector, it's demise probably isn't as backwards as the loss of the other generally used ports I'd say, and at least there is some "break-away" standard force specced for the USB-C connector.

Two views here:
Will your new MacBook crash to the ground without MagSafe? (Yes.) | Macworld
The Death of Apple's Magsafe Isn't a Big Deal

But at least a New MacBook Pro user won't have to bother with Apple kb article:
Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters
https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT203207
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This is a short transition period. USB-C is the future. In a few months (or earlier), all USB-based accessories will ship with USB-C connectors and this whole "a million dongles for your new MacBook Pro" rhetoric will end.
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Such a gong show of upheaval for a device that is using processors that are already a year old. Either go all-in on the latest and greatest, or stick with incremental change. Each new Macbook Pro makes me even more thankful that I managed to pick up my 2012 15" MBP before they discontinued it.
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Such a gong show of upheaval for a device that is using processors that are already a year old.
Actually, the Kaby Lake processors are not yet available. This is a red herring.

Why Are Apple and Microsoft Using Such Old Processors in Their New Computers?
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My 12" MacBook Retina came with a USB-C to USB-B adapter, and I bought one other adapter. I use them about once a month. And that's with 1 USB-C for power and everything else, not the 4 ports the new ones come with.

Most people won't miss the ports. And if you really want a very light computer, a magsafe won't work that well anymore. I do miss that. But I'm careful enough.
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And if you really want a very light computer, a magsafe won't work that well anymore…

Good point on the mass, and so QED, will work even less so using the USB-C port/connections.
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So Apple regresses to tripping over a damn cord and dropping your laptop on the floor? That's progress? Think different not. They have become partially brain dead.
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My 12" MacBook Retina came with a USB-C to USB-B adapter, and I bought one other adapter. I use them about once a month. And that's with 1 USB-C for power and everything else, not the 4 ports the new ones come with.



Most people won't miss the ports. And if you really want a very light computer, a magsafe won't work that well anymore. I do miss that. But I'm careful enough.


I haven't missed any of the lack of ports on my Retina MacBook. I thought I might but I just have the single AV adapter with usb-c, hdmi and USB when needed and it has covered all my needs.

The USB-c wall plug has worked in a pinch for other devices too so now I no longer need the damn MagSafe plug with fraying ends. I questioned the USB-c plug originally on my MacBook. I do not question the move now.


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