1. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    So now we know the new 12" MacBook only has one port, and that's the USB Type C which is not yet really in wide use.

    How do you feel about this? Will it influence your choice of this device over another in the range or something else entirely?

    Personally, I would be happier if it had two ports as it would make my life a lot easier, should I decide to get one of these beautiful looking laptops. If I get a Mac, it's likely to be a MacBook Pro Retina currently as I've not seen anything about this new 12" MacBook that makes me want it over the MBPr

    As USB Type C is still in its infancy with regards to adoption by other manufacturers, I feel that peripherals that use this standard will be thin on the ground initially and/or expensive.

    Thoughts?
    Last edited by Highrisedrifter; 03-10-2015 at 01:55 PM.
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    03-10-2015 01:51 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    The Apple adapters pricing is a wee bit high... As USB-c is adopted, there will be more options, less expensive options...and that will be a good thing.
    03-10-2015 08:04 AM
  3. zhelf's Avatar
    I think this being a first gen product the concept of an entirely wireless word is nice but can almost guarantee in 2016 we will see the addition of a second port but this is mainly for students or people writing where you won't need 10 peripherals plugged in. This will probably replace the macbook air next year frankly it should no reason for both products and then if you need to actually use the computer you buy a mbp if you just need a computer for travel and lightweight you buy this. I actually really like it and the thought of it charging on USB c especially if the new iPhone switches to that as well tat would be great

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    03-13-2015 02:36 AM
  4. Algus's Avatar
    I don't like it. I don't have anything against USB-C persay but unless we get a lot more wireless technology, I am going to need more than one port.

    The Chromebook Pixel 2 sports two USB-C ports (along with a host of other ports). Imagine how much more versatile the MBr would be with two ports. I think what minor increase in thickness this would amount to would be well worth it. To be honest, I love the idea of being able to arrange my power cable based on my desk and not drag it across to plug it into the one side that has the power port.

    I would miss MagSafe though if USB-C became the standard for charging. MagSafe is awesome.
    03-13-2015 11:30 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    For someone like me who rarely attaches any peripherals to my MacBook, it's not a problem. Having said that, I do hope that converters become readily available in case I do...
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 03-16-2015 at 02:24 PM.
    03-13-2015 12:21 PM
  6. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Another money making option for Apple in adapters/accessories and for 3rd party vendors as well!! I am happy with my MacBook Air 13"

    I just hope Apple continue to make MacBook Pros in future with enough ports!
    03-13-2015 12:33 PM
  7. JJSmith56's Avatar
    I find it very limiting factor, let's see how robust is this standarized USB-C compared with own developed Apple connectors.
    03-13-2015 12:53 PM
  8. shief24's Avatar
    I wouldn't buy it just because it has one port. I get that the battery is great but if I am charging my mac you mean to tell me I can't plug a usb drive in there at the same time? They should have stuck another port on the side. I do realize the Macbook wasn't made for someone like me but to each his own. It has a great design.
    03-13-2015 11:26 PM
  9. PortCity79's Avatar
    I think the one port is an experiment for Apple. If the MacBook doesn't meet sales goals then next year it will probably have two of them. Regardless I don't see this idea being used in any of there other laptops because they are marketed to a different crowd.
    03-15-2015 02:24 PM
  10. FFR's Avatar
    The only problem I see with the new MacBook is the lack of a 1tb ssd configuration.


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    03-15-2015 02:41 PM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    I find it very limiting factor, let's see how robust is this standarized USB-C compared with own developed Apple connectors.
    It's being rumored that Apple designed the USB-C and gave it to the standards organization...
    03-15-2015 02:49 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I would miss MagSafe though if USB-C became the standard for charging. MagSafe is awesome.
    This would be the thing I'd miss most if all future MacBooks don't have this anymore once I'm ready to upgrade. MagSafe has saved me literally dozens of times from completely shattering my Macbook.
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    03-16-2015 01:49 PM
  13. Matty's Avatar
    Apple has seriously dropped the ball with this product, i mean it's honestly completely and utterly useless. Sure its nice looking and it's very thin (does it bend?) but if you look at it practically it horrendous.

    NO standard usb 3.0 for the 99% of USB drives out there?
    NO SD card slot for your camera?
    NO ethernet port?
    480P camera!!!

    Quite honestly i looked at the price for a Macbook Pro and you are getting so so much more value for your money. i mean it comes with 1.5GB graphics card (13" inch model)... all the ports you need.... and has a long battery life.

    I don't see any possible reason why you would want to purchase this device. the difference in weight is not big IMO and thats not even close enough of a "pro" to outweigh all the negatives.

    i personally own a MAacBook Pro and love it to bits but apple... i need my ports.. there comes a stage when its stupidly thin and apple need to get out of this mind set of "thinner is better" THINNER IS NOT BETTER when you are already below 1 inch in thickness. Make the device thicker and put a bigger battery in

    Rant over
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    03-17-2015 07:50 AM
  14. SuperLike's Avatar
    Honestly, I don't like it. I need more than one port. and the adapter is expensive for me
    03-18-2015 10:00 AM
  15. Murray Simpson's Avatar
    Definitely not in favor of just one USB port. I'm always connecting to different peripherals for work and don't really want to use an extra device to get more than one at the same time.
    03-18-2015 11:00 AM
  16. HankAZ's Avatar
    So now we know the new 12" MacBook only has one port, and that's the USB Type C which is not yet really in wide use.

    How do you feel about this? Will it influence your choice of this device over another in the range or something else entirely?

    Personally, I would be happier if it had two ports as it would make my life a lot easier, should I decide to get one of these beautiful looking laptops. If I get a Mac, it's likely to be a MacBook Pro Retina currently as I've not seen anything about this new 12" MacBook that makes me want it over the MBPr

    As USB Type C is still in its infancy with regards to adoption by other manufacturers, I feel that peripherals that use this standard will be thin on the ground initially and/or expensive.

    Thoughts?
    USB-C is new. As was FireWire. And Thunderbolt. And Lightning. It will evolve and be solid. In the meantime, I'd love to see some sort of USB-C dock for the new MacBook. That would solve the "only one obscure connection port" issue for the short term.
    03-18-2015 11:10 AM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I don't understand why people, who are not in the market for this kind of machine, are b*tching and complaining about it...lol! Why do some of you think this is the only computer Apple is going to carry anymore?

    You know what I think about the single port? I don't think ANYTHING about it because I will never own this computer! The single port probably works great for people who don't use their computers for anything but web browsing, emails and the occasional little dabble in basic programs like iWork, Office and iLife.

    Someone said that Apple really "dropped the ball" on this machine...how do you figure? They still carry two models that fit the needs you described you preferred...are they not allowed to have other models for other consumers that differ from yourself?
    03-20-2015 02:28 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't understand why people, who are not in the market for this kind of machine, are b*tching and complaining about it...lol! Why do some of you think this is the only computer Apple is going to carry anymore?
    Dude, if I could shake your hand right now, your whole arm would fall off...

    You know what I think about the single port? I don't think ANYTHING about it because I will never own this computer! The single port probably works great for people who don't use their computers for anything but web browsing, emails and the occasional little dabble in basic programs like iWork, Office and iLife.
    ...and for people who don't connect peripherals to their computer as well as those who simply want this machine.

    Someone said that Apple really "dropped the ball" on this machine...how do you figure? They still carry two models that fit the needs you described you preferred...are they not allowed to have other models for other consumers that differ from yourself?
    There you go again using "common sense". Don't you know that's not allowed these days?...(laughing)
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    03-20-2015 02:42 PM
  19. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I don't understand why people, who are not in the market for this kind of machine, are b*tching and complaining about it...lol! Why do some of you think this is the only computer Apple is going to carry anymore?

    You know what I think about the single port? I don't think ANYTHING about it because I will never own this computer! The single port probably works great for people who don't use their computers for anything but web browsing, emails and the occasional little dabble in basic programs like iWork, Office and iLife.

    Someone said that Apple really "dropped the ball" on this machine...how do you figure? They still carry two models that fit the needs you described you preferred...are they not allowed to have other models for other consumers that differ from yourself?
    Yep. This machine is not for me so why should I care?
    For the vast majority of users any laptop produced in the last 6-7 years is plenty powerful enough to do the one thing they require-run a web browser. And since this new MacBook is more powerful than a 6-7 laptop, it will do just fine for those folks.
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    03-20-2015 03:32 PM
  20. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    My favorite part about some of the people that aren't interested in it are the ones who aren't interested in it AND are furious that it exists.

    Get a grip.
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    03-20-2015 06:15 PM
  21. iEd's Avatar
    http://bgr.com/2015/03/20/new-macbook-charger-video/


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    03-20-2015 11:26 PM
  22. zerog46's Avatar
    No big deal for me, I have a Mac Air and don't really plug anything into it.
    03-20-2015 11:56 PM
  23. remipmc's Avatar
    i am pretty much all in on cloud services so i never use USB sticks anyway. it is really hard for me to justify needing more ports, having a second would be a nice to have but not a deal breaker by any means. i recently upgraded my wifi at home using an Airport Time Capsule, just to make sure I had the highest wifi speeds/transfer rates. currently pulling 300 mbps on wifi so i am good with an all wireless device.
    04-13-2015 10:34 AM
  24. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I don't like the MacBook only having one port, but I think when they release the next iteration, they will add another port--for a total of two. That I cold live with.
    04-26-2015 09:00 AM
  25. Robster33's Avatar
    Its not worrying me, used the adapter to use time machine from my backup and sync my iPhone once. Charger is great only cable i use now. Better than magsafe. Printer/photo stream/iphone sync all done on wifi. Just need a ATV for my office Tv for airplay and netflix cheaper than buying the hdmi adapter. Just got to sell my 2 year old 15" MBPr now. iPad air 2 is gone.
    Its the 1.2/512 rMB and a iPhone 128gb 6 plus for me now.
    05-10-2015 04:58 AM
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