- Jan 3, 2014
- Baltimore, MD
Ha, ha, that's never stopped Apple. I remember buying the original iMac in '98, it was the first computer to only have USB ports and lacked a floppy drive -- didn't seem to hurt its sales.A quick (best match) search for memory sticks on e-bay find around 24 USB-C types in the top 200. So not the new standard yet. Given how common the old style USB is it seems madness to produce a computer that only uses the new version. Having just one of the old & the remainder new is encouraging the new. Not having the old available at the current time is simply ruling your hardware out from my choices - and I'm definitely not the only one! It's not a matter of maintaining support for ancient legacy hardware (like floppy disks, still fitted to desktops years after 99% of people used them) but maintaining compatibility with the bulk of users hardware.
BTW, you might earlier have been thinking about the Apple's 2015 12" MacBook that only had a single USB-C port. Now that was bold!