Even better, they could have added all of these to the MacBook charger brick. In fact, why hasn't anyone released such a product yet?
Nowadays I wouldn't advise using native calls. It's probably better to get into something like Cordova or Ionic since if you are going to have any online capability, things like Core Data are going to feel antiquated compared to something like Firebase or RethinkDB. Not to mention the basic pain of rewriting your app to be cross platform with something like MinGW or The Cocotron.
I still love Apple but from what I can tell, they are running out of options in both the hardware and software space because everything is about to go to VR and nobody is going to care what's running behind the scenes. Maybe Google is the new Apple, but to be blunt, no company has had the UX vision that Apple has. People are worried about a lack of ports on the new MacBook Pros but what we should really be worried about is a world without the simplicity and elegance of Apple in all things.
As for needs X number of adapters... or just buy a hub? Or are you actually carting around an external keyboard everywhere you go...? In which case why are you using a macbook in the first place?
I can get hating on Apple when they introduce new PROPRIETARY ports. But for the love of god, USB-C was the best decision they ever made. Is it going to take some time for devices in the rest of the ecosystem to make the switch? Sure... but the short-term pain is worth dragging the industry along.
Also... you can replace the battery pretty easily in a macbook.
Excellent! Do you know if there's anything available to simplify USB-C to Mini Toslink?
> I can get hating on Apple when they introduce new PROPRIETARY ports. But for the love of god, USB-C was the best decision they ever made. Is it going to take some time for devices in the rest of the ecosystem to make the switch? Sure... but the short-term pain is worth dragging the industry along.
This is pretty much my conclusion in the post. "Same as it ever was".
Stories of cables not meeting spec, fried devices, daisy chain widgets that don't, the new TB3 chip not being compatible with the older TB chip, etc.
The "this cable looks the same but doesn't work" has been an issue since the beginning of computers. As for "fried devices" - those are, in every case I've seen, an issue that had nothing to do with USB-C and everything to do with cheap Chinese knock-offs.
The only hardware that I regularly use on my current machine, a 7 year old MacBook Air, is a mouse, keyboard, headphones, monitor and external hard drive. All of which connect using what I'd call a "USB" cable, though it seem to me that there may be multiple types of those.
I mean this is an age old cycle. People consistently complain about the changes in technology. Without these changes there would be no innovation. No updates. Do people want status quo for the rest of their lives!? What's the deal?
Also if you have the money to spend $2000+ on a new computer, is it not safe to assume that you can afford a couple dongles until the industries move to that standard?
I guess i need to take more pictures, because clearly no one reads the articles. Here's the relevant quote from the final section for you:
"Here’s the thing - USB is a mess, and pretty much has been for at least 10 years. At least Apple have now standardised on one messy connectivity option rather than three (or four, or five)."
Edit: also, be aware that the Apple USB-C to
TB2 adapter doesn't support DisplayPort! So you'll need a different cable for your monitor - or, better, a dock where to plug everything in.
HHKB Lite 2 (Model No: KUH0010).
> Edit: also, be aware that the Apple USB-C to TB2 adapter doesn't support DisplayPort!
Thanks for the heads up on that.
First problem is the speed difference is seems that the left side is considerably faster than the right, then you have issues with the keyboard, trackpad or wifi stop working when you plug in native USB-c accessories.
But seriously, this is so whiny. Yes! Standards change. At least you can still use ‘em. I have a shelf of SCSI gizmos that are donezo.