How Apple will convince us to love the dongle

As it stands now, Apple’s use of the dongle has been… clever? My MacBook always has its little USB port dongle attached, a port that costs $79 and does little other than allow me to charge my iPhone. But still it hangs there, like a forlorn growth in form but absolutely essential in function. It’s this move, the decision to completely shed all external ports on a fully sized laptop, that let Apple make a beautiful, usable and ultralight computer. It also gave haters plenty of opportunity to jeer at the computing equivalent of a Maserati, which requires a huge spare truck tire attached to it to drive more than a city block.

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