Tech company declares death to all ports

Apple's new gold MacBook only has a single USB-C and it does everything from charging, to sending video out and transporting data.

Apple just announced its latest MacBook, it is tiny and makes the Macbook Air look like a Dell Inspiron circa 2002.

It is really something special especially if you do not use the ports on the side of your computer as this MacBook cannot charge the computer and an iPhone at the same time.

It’s not possible to output video to a monitor and input data from an external drive — at least not without a hub.

This single port was likely the byproduct of Apple’s quest to make the thinnest MacBook possible as ports take a lot of room.


This is not the first time Apple has thrown out industry standards.

In 1998 Apple shocked the industry and did not include a floppy drive or serial ports in the iMac G3, instead Apple included a CD-ROM and two USB ports.

In 2008, much to the chagrin of video producers, Apple stopped including Firewire ports, a standard it created, on its computers. Apple did away with CD-ROM drives as soon as it could and completely ignored Blu-ray.

But has Apple gone too far here? A single port, one that charges the computer along with much more, forces the owner to turn to other devices to use their devices in familiar ways.

This shows that Apple does not rely on the industry to dictate what should be included in its computers,unlike Blackberry.


Further testing will answer the question of whether Apple’s right that you don’t need additional ports to get your work and personal computing tasks done anymore.

Do you think this single port is a good thing or bad for you?

Let us know what you think.


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