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Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: gabester
Date: August 08, 2018 08:24PM
This made me laugh a little bit:

[twitter.com]

"Apple's next MacBook Pro will consist entirely of dongles that you have to buy separately, after paying $2,000, just because."

MRF is my social media. I was clued into this one by a peer's post on LinkedIn.
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: testcase
Date: August 08, 2018 08:40PM
Remember the mock-up of the Mac that had just ONE key? Might have been back in the "old forum" days.
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 08, 2018 08:52PM
eh, usb-c devices are out there in pretty good quantity.



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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: bfd
Date: August 08, 2018 08:54PM
It's not the kludge it was two years ago when the only choices were Apple dongles - and they decided to charge through the nose for them. (Though they came to realize fairly quickly that idea was a non-starter)
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 08, 2018 09:08PM
Funny.

Taken me a year to collect most of the dongles I need for use with these USBC Macs...

But I am becoming fond of this 2018 model nonetheless.
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 08, 2018 09:16PM
whine smiley



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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 09, 2018 05:25AM
It will have a single new input that none of the current dongles will fit.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

"WE CALL BS!" -- Emma Gonzalez
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: SteveO
Date: August 09, 2018 06:03AM
YET another reason to hang onto my mid-'10 MBP! smiley-rpg028
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: p8712
Date: August 09, 2018 06:25AM
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testcase
Remember the mock-up of the Mac that had just ONE key? Might have been back in the "old forum" days.

This?
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 09, 2018 08:39AM
We're all fairly old around here; doesn't anybody remember the doomsday debacle that was the initial iMac?

"No SCSI? No ADB? No serial? WTF is USB? There's no USB stuff for Macs! Jobs has lost his mind!"



same as it ever was
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 09, 2018 08:42AM




same as it ever was
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: jardster
Date: August 09, 2018 09:27AM
Gotta say I've been using my new MBP and I'm not missing the ports. At work, I have power into USB-C and then one USB dongle because I have a USB security token that always needs to be plugged in. That's it. Printers are all wireless.

At home, It's usually just power.

I do have a Hyperdrive that allows me to easily connect two older USB, HDMI, SD card.



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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: Dazed & Confused
Date: August 09, 2018 09:37AM


D & C
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: August 09, 2018 01:10PM
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Dazed & Confused


D & C

That's a pretty good improvement. Only 2 cables need to be unplugged and replugged when using the MBP somewhere else and then putting it back. Otherwise, you'd have to un/replug 6 cables.

A TB dock could reduce that to a single cable.
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 09, 2018 01:25PM
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Lew Zealand
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Dazed & Confused


D & C

That's a pretty good improvement. Only 2 cables need to be unplugged and replugged when using the MBP somewhere else and then putting it back. Otherwise, you'd have to un/replug 6 cables.

A TB dock could reduce that to a single cable.

No laptop would be immune from this setup. Is that your photo? cause it looks 'staged' -- as in "let me just plug something in all of them" kinda thing. Or its laptop user still thinking like a desktop user.

Forget thumb drives, use dropbox, forget ethernet, use wireless. etc



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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Date: August 09, 2018 05:32PM
"cause it looks 'staged' -- as in "let me just plug something in all of them" kinda thing."

I borrowed this photo from a Reddit post titled; "This From A Trillion Dollar Company"

I thought it somewhat fitting for this thread.

D & C
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 09, 2018 07:46PM
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Dazed & Confused (Mobile)
"cause it looks 'staged' -- as in "let me just plug something in all of them" kinda thing."
I borrowed this photo from a Reddit post titled; "This From A Trillion Dollar Company"
I thought it somewhat fitting for this thread.
D & C

So kinda staged, but I also agree with Lew -- its not bad.

If you had a Dell, you would need 7 ports and 7 cables for that same solution. I say 7, because you need a seperate power cable too.



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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: August 10, 2018 08:50AM
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SteveO
YET another reason to hang onto my mid-'10 MBP! smiley-rpg028

Mine too!

/Mr Lynn
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Re: Apple's next MacBook Pro
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 10, 2018 09:20AM
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Zoidberg
We're all fairly old around here; doesn't anybody remember the doomsday debacle that was the initial iMac?

"No SCSI? No ADB? No serial? WTF is USB? There's no USB stuff for Macs! Jobs has lost his mind!"

t wasn't the USB hardware, it was functional Mac USB drivers.
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