Nov 3, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

Mbp15touch-gray-select-cto-201610I just don't get Apple. They released the latest MacBook Pro just a week ago complete with innovative features like the Touch Bar and a nice boost to power and GPU. Sounds great, until you realize that what's supposed to be Apple's powerful computing machine only has...a couple USB-C ports? Ok, this makes sense for slimmer, more portable computers like the MacBook, which are meant for people on the go who don't need necessarily powerful computing. But the MacBook Pro? Apple's most powerful laptop? Not acceptable. This is yet another trend of Apple continuing the trend of sacrificing utility for design (which isn't always a bad thing), something they've been doing at a steady rate the past few years. We've even hypothesized the lightning port may be gone from the iPhone in a few years.

Let's be clear here. The MacBook Pro received a largely positive response from consumers and it has been reported they are receiving more online orders than ever. But an insanely high price combined with two or four USB-C ports? Not worth it. Then you have to buy the dongles if you want to use anything that doesn't connect to USB-C, which will cost you another $50-100, at least. This is a really disappointing move by Apple and we hope it doesn't continue.

Overall, it's fine for Apple to continue to slim down and revolutionize their technology, but leaving key ports off what is supposed to be a power machine? Not acceptable. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

1 Comment

  1. James Lee ~ Nov. 3, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    Yeah, I have to agree. Configuration choice would be really nice. #

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