12 comments

  • Matthew StrömMatthew Ström, 5 years ago

    I'm with the author here. While not a vehement defender of all of the decisions Apple made with the new MacBook Pro, I'm really excited about a future where USB-C is the standard for power, data, and graphics, and I'm willing to deal with a few dongles in the short term to get there.

    6 points
    • Tony GinesTony Gines, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

      THIS. This is why I've been shaking my head at everyone whining. I can almost guarantee that the next iPhone will be USB-C as well. And just like everyone is complaining now, they will complain when the iphone goes USB-C.

      3 points
      • James LaneJames Lane, 5 years ago

        I think a lot of the complaints were also directed at Apple for not implementing it on the iPhone 7. But I guess they've got to save a lot of the latest features to make the 10th Anniversary iPhone extra special!?

        1 point
      • Tom CTom C, 5 years ago

        Sure, USB-C as the new universal standard is a good thing, and I also think next iPhone should be USB-C powered. But people are complaining now because the change was made too early, it would make much more sense to introduce USB-C-only Macbook together with the USB-C iPhone (next year?).. Apple wanted to stay "progressive" to be attractive to the bored crowd that doesn't know what they want - here's the effect.

        0 points
      • John PJohn P, 5 years ago

        Betting that you don't even realise there are multiple types of USB-C.

        E.g the charging cable that comes with it is power only so can't be substituted for the monitor cable.

        So now we have a bunch of cables that look the same, go into the same ports, but function differently.

        0 points
  • William GuerraWilliam Guerra, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    I'm the only one in my entire office who even knows what a 6P is. The points made are interesting but a lot of the appeal requires the USB-C phone, which nobody has (or more importantly, wants).

    edit: missing detail, company laptops are all MBPs

    3 points
    • Tim Resudek, 5 years ago

      I totally agree. The whole article is predicated on the idea that you have a USB-C phone, AND you want to plug random sh*t into it. In due time this will all be fine – it's actually wonderful to see Apple moving away from their proprietary connectors and towards a universal standard – but, I think we're all justified to complain in the meantime. :)

      0 points
  • Philip WeberPhilip Weber, 5 years ago

    People are upset about having to purchase dongles to use the new MacBook because they already had a rat's nest of things plugged into their machines.

    There is nothing wrong with the new MacBook Pro. It just doesn't solve the messy setups that lots of professional users have.

    2 points
    • John PJohn P, 5 years ago

      FFS it's not the dongles that are the issue, it's the fact it's underpowered (in some was worse performing than last years) and they chose to invest time in a stupid gimmick rather than actually addressing pro workflows.

      0 points
      • Philip WeberPhilip Weber, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

        It's not the dongles or the lack of power specifically, it's a lack of vision or interest in solving the problems that "pro" users face in general.

        0 points
  • John PJohn P, 5 years ago

    http://atp.fm/episodes/197 good rundown of stuff wrong with this machine from 27 mins in

    0 points
  • Yeye YanYeye Yan, 5 years ago

    Well the only thing that the new MacBook Pro attracts me is the much larger trackpad.

    0 points