Mark Dain I'm not sure my next computer will be a Mac. I'm just not able to get behind the new MacBook Pro as the physical function key model has older/slower hardware and only 2 Thunderbolt ports. Without that one, it may be impossible to run Linux on it, which is increasingly important given macOS isn't what it used to be. Then consider you can't plug in an iPhone, Apple headphones or Magic peripherals without an adapter. It just seems stupid there wasn't at-least updated peripherals to go with the new MacBook Pro. It's a shame as it has the nicest keyboard I've ever used and the screen is amazing.
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Paul Webb I intend to get an upgraded 15" MBP, but I'm not looking forward to all the damn dongles I'll have to buy. I'm probably just going to get a new USB hub and call it a day.
Mark Dain What's absurd is you can't plug Apple's phone into Apple's laptop without an adapter (I'm sure Apple would love to sell you one). You also need an adapter for peripherals and it's currently impossible to use Lightning headphones on a Mac. I suppose they want you to buy the LG display they showed off.
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🏒 Lucian Marin If Touch Bar becomes a requirement to run macOS then I'm out. Hopefully is just an additional method of input just like Magic Trackpad is to an iMac. My next laptop will be the MacBook Pro sans Touch Bar when it will receive the Kaby Lake update. I can't stand the glowing Apple logo on the back any longer.
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