>>95956079>USB-C seems to be the direction that the market will be going in the future
I remember the switch to USB-A and welcomed it because so did the industry. The MBP has had USB-C for 6 months and I have yet to see ANYTHING at a consumer electronics store using it except adapters.
Even the Dell Chromebook I tested out a week ago seemed to use the USB-C primarily as a charging port and still had A ports on the other side.
Try to remember my point here: this is a pro rig according to its name. It's supposed to interface with the things pros use (external storage, monitors, mice, optical-in audio) without requiring another $45 in adapter hardware. > but someday
That's nice, someday. Right now no one who makes peripherals being used by PCs as well is hurrying to make PC users get adapters. Is USB-C better than USB-A? Probably. Is there enough equipment out there using it? No. No there isn't and it would have been much smarter to push USB-C by making it one port on a Mac that still had an A.
The 3.5" drive succeeded because there was no alternative for a Mac. USB succeeded because it put an end to Mac-specific keyboards and mice (i.e. Apple acknowledged the outside world).
This is a good idea in theory but handled badly in practice, and it puts an onus on end users the previous standards changes did not. You fix some used computers but you don't use them in the field and a MBP is just that, a device meant to be used in the field. Except now you can't even swap out its battery because the only thing that matters at Apple is MAKE IT THINNER AND LIGHTER as if any of us ever gave a single fuck.
Oh, and> no interlok for securing the device in a location
which so far I have yet to see another vendor follow