A lot has already been said about the new 2016 MacBook Pro with it’s fancy new emoji bar. I’m in the “it’s fucking awful” camp. I don’t care about the missing SD card slot. What I care about are the missing USB ports.
Future proofing something is one thing. But making something that will only be useful in 2-5 years time is pointless. Having 2 USB type-c and 2 USB type-a would’ve been perfect. Another fucking bullshit thing is the new non emoji bar MacBook Pro only has 2 USB Type-C ports. One if you exclude (and you should) one for charging.
In order to avoid dongle city (and the smaller battery (and money (and the emoji bar))) I’ve ordered a refurb 2015 13 inch retina MacBook Pro. This should last me a couple years until USB Type-C is the norm. Replacing my 2014 11 inch MacBook Air. Which is still a wicked machine.