[off]macbook model

Mark Waddingham mark at livecode.com
Fri Sep 1 13:55:30 EDT 2017

On 2017-09-01 17:03, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote:
> Tim Cook needs a lot of people to shout "Universal System Bus" at him!

Well, he must have been listening as the latest MacBook Pro has 4 USB-C 
ports and a headphone jack - nothing else.

At the moment, of course, only the power being USB-C is really useful 
since it can be plugged into any port on either side. Other things 
require dongles.

However, USB-C is an international standard (not Apple proprietary, nor 
Apple created and no-one else adopted) which is gaining much more 
traction in general - both in smart phones and Windows laptops.

Okay, so it is going to be a couple more years before USB-C replaces 
USB/HDMI/DisplayPort/MiniDisplayPort/... but at least it appears (at the 
moment) to be doing better than other attempts to redefine universal 
peripheral connection :)

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
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