Wednesday, March 11

will we miss d USB ? macbook 2015

USB? Whats that!

MacBook 2015

MacBook 2015 is a beauty. The perfect Macbook Air just got better. Stunning and well crafted, easily a jewellery.

But for all its appeal, Apple sacrificed one of the most important pieces of hardware that we use everyday. The USB port.

Macbook sports a single future ready USB-C and a headphone jack as physical ports . No additional USBs, No HDMI, LAN and optical drive (anyways extinct).

Cant connect an USB stick while charging!, is overwhelming. But on a second thought, it is whole lot sensible

I never had a use for HDMI ports on my Acer other than first week novelty. So were the LAN cards. Never felt short when I started using macbook air as my main machine.
With external storage on the home network or cloud, I barely use the USB ports on my Air, just for charging. 
The use for the ubiquitous pen-drive has reduced to copying music for my car. Only a few would now be using USB storage drives for work. For most of us all the data is now in the cloud. 
I don't even use face time or skype on my Air anymore.
The cloud and wireless have altered the way we carry and consume data. With central storage, connected home entertainment and work happening in cloud, the general purpose laptop was out of place.

MacBook is the new general purpose notebook. Its what the ChromeBook aimed for. Apple did it and others will have to follow. 

Have Apple has stretched a bit too far on pricing? Not at all