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That would certainly be nice as well
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I’m conflicted on these laptops. I’m super excited for the M1 Pro and Max and the Mini LED screen, and I’m happy Apple is finally listening to customers; However, in this case my customer preferences don’t align with the majority. I was one of the folks who actually really did like the touch bar, found it’s adaptive nature useful, and has little to no use for function keys. I found the early versions with the virtual escape key moderately annoying but once they added that back in, I loved it. So I’m personally reluctant to buy a laptop without one as it would feel like a step back to me.
That said I know I am massively in the minority so I think this was a good move by apple, just personally annoying.
Also, with the port situation, personally I don’t use SD cards (I’m a cyber security engineer not a photog or video editor) and have a USB C monitor, so HDMI doesn’t help me. I have pretty much eliminated everything that’s not USB C from my life, as I like having just one kind of cable to keep around, especially in my bag when I travel. My previous complaint with the ports on my 16" MBP was the number of ports, not the selection. And this new design has fewer USB-C ports, meaning for those of us who have upgraded our peripherals over the last 6 years or so, we’re actually worse off then before. Still, again given their target audience, probably the right decision. Just personally annoying as I will have to carry a hub now most likely.
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Makes sense to me, I’m actually surprised we haven’t seen more tech cos adopt a similar strategy considering how important R&D is to them and how it can help spread those costs to have market segmentation across brands with only slight changes.