Originally Posted by Jaded
Eh? I thought the new Macbooks had zero USB ports in favour of USB-C.
Yep, they do.
One thing, however, that I wish was still an option out there for Apples is the 8th inch "optical" (they're using the term loosely here) input jack.
It's a strange idea, but good grief, I can't convey how many times that little thing has come in handy.
It's incredibly easy to jack into from just about any analogue device on my older iMac, and I love not having to think about adapters or conversions beyond a quarter inch to 8th adapter, or sometimes composite L/R to 8th, but that's still WAY easier than a media hub or adapter.
I used to watch my friend spend the better part of an hour trouble-shooting his adapter for his machine, just trying to plug in instruments.
Meanwhile, I sat over there with my older iMac, drank some coffee, fiddled around, and then when he was ready all I did was just plug into my jack and hit record.
As a musician and digital composer, I was sad to see that idea leave their build.
EDIT: lol! They still have it on the Mac Mini!
*shakes head* One of those instances where when you lower your bar, you get more options on the peripheral than the larger and more powerful options.