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post #2776 of 3213
Did anyone see this from Mac Rumors?
http://www.macrumors.com/2016/09/14/apple-macbook-pro-survey/

I get that Apple wants to simplify things, but no SD slot, HDMI, or MagSafe? Hmm ...
post #2777 of 3213
On the "pro" model?

What a joke. It is a giant laptop not a tiny phone... It has room for all of that shit.
post #2778 of 3213
Lol wow, they're pushing their wireless agenda bery hard.
post #2779 of 3213
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

On the "pro" model?

What a joke. It is a giant laptop not a tiny phone... It has room for all of that shit.

The biggest head scratcher is the move away from MagSafe.
post #2780 of 3213
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post #2781 of 3213
Anyone else noticing a battery life hit on iOS 10?
post #2782 of 3213
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

The biggest head scratcher is the move away from MagSafe.

On one hand, Magsafe is an awesome power connector.

On the other hand...normalizing to USB-C has its benefits.

Dropping USB-A for C only might be a pain, but that actually makes more sense and is more apple-like than the headphone jack thing. If you drop them from the laptop used by all of the pro photographers, DJs, and hordes of programmers...you will start to see USB-C adoption really fast.

Although I still can't wrap my head around why you would normalize all of your computers to USB-C and insist on rolling with lightning on mobile devices.


Also, switching the function keys top an OLED touchbar also seems stupid.

People actually use those things. Not everybody, but this is the fucking "pro" line. Last I heard google phased out windows and their engineers were all using pros (with a few airs) for laptops. I use the function keys all of the time when I am programming, and I would much rather hit an actual key than tap some light-up strip. Lord knows the 15" MBP has room for keys and ports.
post #2783 of 3213
before the mag-safe (or on non-macs) if someone accidentally stepped on your power cable and it got yanked out and there was no magnetic connection so there was a lot of bent pieces .... let's go back to that happening icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #2784 of 3213

My first laptop met its demise that way.

post #2785 of 3213
What I don't understand is why Apple can't just simply invent a magsafe/usb-c hybrid connector for the laptops they make. Should be simple enough to design a cord that has a magnetic breakaway before the end of the cable connects to the device via usb-c.
post #2786 of 3213

Because then people would just keep the adapter plugged in all the time leading them to ask... why get rid of the dedicated MagSafe in the first place? 

post #2787 of 3213
There are some third party accessories out that do that.
post #2788 of 3213
To be fair, with battery life how it is nowadays...how often are you using your laptop in a situation where the cord is at risk?

I don't actually have a personal use laptop anymore (and I almost always leave my work laptop in the docking station at work and just remote in since my data-intensive programs are incredibly slow over VPN) since my couch/breakfast use has shifted to a tablet...but I mostly charge it when I'm not using it, and use it on battery power.
post #2789 of 3213
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

Because then people would just keep the adapter plugged in all the time leading them to ask... why get rid of the dedicated MagSafe in the first place? 

I am not asking for an adapter.






Why not design a usb-c cable to package in with the laptops that has magsafe built in. I was thinking near the end of the cable right before the end and the usb-c connector.
post #2790 of 3213
Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case Offers 26% More Charge Than iPhone 6s Version

Rated at 2,365 mAh and much more in line with competing products on the market. I know the accessory gets a lot of flack for it's looks, but I honestly don't think it's all that bad if you look at it in context of the market. Non of the battery cases out there look great and most add a fair amount of bulk to your phone. I appreciate how minimal Apple's is and have head it actually feels decent in your hands. Between that, the interrogation with iOS and the fact that it has some built in tech to help keep signal strength strong, I am considering purchasing one.
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