- Jun 22, 2006
I've been waiting a long time to buy a new Macbook Pro. I'm hoping that Apple has some suprises for us with this event today.
There are two 13 inch models, the lowest priced tier at $1499 has no Touch Bar, nope, and just two Thunderbolt ports, cough up another $300 for the $1799 model and get 2 more ports, slightly more GPU power (not all that much), and the Touchbar.
The Macbook Air is done. It's getting replaced my the 13" Macbook Pro without the Touch Bar.Good and bad. I'm upset that there wasn't essentially a hardware refresh across everyone of their product lines. There should've been.
iMac is overdue. Mac Pro is really overdue. No changes to the Air.
Fast forward to the 74:00 mark of the Apple Special Event video and you'll see that the Macbook Air is getting replaced by the new 13" Macbook Pro without the Touch Bar.I would say that's inaccurate. If anything it's getting replaced by the 12" Macbook, which there also wasn't a refresh on.
So when you trip over the power cord, or the dog rips it out, or the college student isn't paying attention, you're supposed to just hope that the connector doesn't break? Magsafe was such a great thing, USB (even type C) for charging seems like a step backwards.
What a waste.. No SD card slot, I don't know of any cameras with usb C yet. Most don't even have usb 3.0 yet. So you're gonna need a new cable. or dongle. Dropping MagSafe.... Just insane.
If that's the same keyboard as the 2015 MacBook, forget it. Wretched typing experience.Butterfly switch keyboard? Paaasssss!
They are the most unsatisfying type of switches I've ever typed on. I'll stick with my 2015 Macbook Pro until its on it's last legs before I willfully move to a shitty butterfly switch keyboard.