Apple announced its latest MacBook at the Apple Event that was held on 9th March, 2015. Many changes have been made in this latest version of MacBook. The size is what has changed the most. The new MacBook is tiny and it makes the MacBook Air look like a small laptop. However, instead of making its consumers happy with this latest device, it has created an uproar. Consumers feel betrayed with the latest developments, most specifically the single port, which is there in the MacBook. If you are in the habit of using the ports that are provided on the side of your laptop, this MacBook will not be in your wish-list.
A single USB-C is what you will get in the latest MacBook. This port will be used for everything, right from charging video, to transporting data and sending videos. This means that owners of MacBook won’t be able to charge their laptop and an iPhone simultaneously. Users will also be unable to output video to a monitor and insert data from any external drive, except when they are using a hub. Users will be able to recharge their iPhone and their laptop at the same time using an adapter.
Since the Apple MacBook is the thinnest till date, it is being speculated that the single port is the side-effect of the size change. Since ports take a lot of space and the female jack cannot be made smaller, so Apple has foregone many ports.
Not the First Time
This is not the first time when Apple did not follow normal industry standards. In 1998, Apple didn’t include serial ports or a floppy drive in the iMac G3. Instead, the company used two USB ports and a CD-ROM.
Ten years later, it stopped integrating Firewire ports. The company moved from CD-ROM and also ignored Blu-ray completely. Time and again Apple has showed that it does not keep in mind what the consumers want and also does not rely on industry standards. The company delivers what it wants.
Though this single port is simple and elegant, yet it cannot be considered as a consumer-friendly move from Apple’s side.
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