Don't look now, but Apple just announced some of the most ground-breaking changes to the Macbook lineup since those exact same ground-breaking features were removed from their laptops almost 6 years ago. These innovative options include a headphone jack, HDMI port, SD Card Slot, MagSafe charging adapter, functional keyboard and the elimination of the TouchBar!
Can you believe that? A laptop that actually connects to monitors with an HDMI adapter?! It's like we've gone Back to the Future!
Seriously, besides the form factor and sexy new chip, Apple basically just announced the 2009 Macbook Pro as if it was a new product. Their "innovation" was going back to a design that people actually liked. Crazy, huh?
I, for one, am actually an Apple fanboy and I can't tell you how happy it makes me for this company to finally realize how polarizing their ideas have been over the past half-decade and go back on some of their worst design choices. As an audio engineer, video editor and app developer, these changes FINALLY merge modern Apple silicon with the functionality of an older Macbook. So, regardless of my shade, I'll still be shelling out some bucks to upgrade from my almost unusable Macbook Pro 16 from a few years ago, which featured the worst keyboard I've ever used in my life.
Mine arrives Nov 3, when does yours?