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It’ll be interesting to see how the next generation scales, but i don’t think we’ll see another step change with M2, or even as wide of a gap. I don’t have a good sense of how much of this is just because apple/TSMC is 2 process nodes ahead of intel and how much is genuinely better design, but I suppose that’s what we’ll see in the next couple years.
I think part of the problem is that usb-c ecosystem is evolving slowly, it’s still really hard to find a charger with more than one or two usb-c ports, and most laptops have only one usb-c or thunderbolt port. Type-c is still thought of as the expensive port you have one of, that you plug dongles into, and usb-a is still just "usb" in most peoples (and most manufacturers’) minds, rather than the obsolete port the USB-IF thinks of it as. I have a couple usb-c accessories because a few dollars is a small price to pay to never plug a usb-a plug in upside-down again, but my 14" Pro is going to be the first computer I’ve ever had with more than one type-c port, so my usb-c thumb drive and usb-c printer cable have all been sitting around underused for the last few years. Its tough to figure out who to blame on this, but I like the world apple hoped we’d be living in by now.