It was telling that they spent almost 5 minutes gushing about how thin the new MacBook Pro was before they addressed anything else about it.
The MBP was already thin and light. It fulfilled it’s role very well, and had just the right amount of ports and jacks. This new thing with USB-C is annoying, but not nearly as aggravating as the constant switching of video ports they had with the old MacBook Pros.
Adding HDMI to the MBP at first slightly annoyed me. I considered it a cheesy consumer video format. We already have Thunderbolt/Mini-Displayport? But I quickly changed my mind when I found that I could plug my Mac into almost every display at work and home with one cable which is found everywhere! And it just works.
I think it is a huge mistake to remove this from the MacBook Pro.
Back to USB-C, I’d be a lot more convinced of how great USB-C/Thunderbolt-3 is the future if they had even one peripheral like a Pegaus raid on stage at the event. I’m skeptical about USB and Thunderbolt inhabiting the same phy. It sounds like a lot of abstraction is happening at the hardware level. And it makes me wonder if there is going to be overhead as a result which eats into the 10gbs/40gbs transfer rates.