In the end, I couldn’t justify the $4K end price configuration for the new Macbook Pro. I’ve been on the fence. I mean, who doesn’t want to get the shiniest, newest model? But, there were some things that I couldn’t get past:
- Touchbar with ID sensor. it’s not a compelling enough feature. maybe it will be 3 iterations down the line, but at it’s early inception, I can’t imagine making use of it.
- elimination of USB ports. I don’t want to live in dongle-land given that I use a lot of USB devices
- no more MagSafe. I trip over the power adapter cable so often that it’s a must-have. why would Apple get rid of that?
So, the 2015 model it is!