The small screen size of my MacBook Pro (15") in comparison to the large screen on my iMac (27") is one thing; but, the performance is another issue as well. Anytime I start to push the MBP the fans ramp up and it feels like it starts to stutter a tad.
Even though my iMac is three years older, I still feel it is the better machine for what I want to do. I am not shitting on my MBP, I just think I am more of an iMac fan, thus I can't wait for the new iMac or iMac Pro – whatever Apple announces — to launch. I might sell my MacBook Pro and invest in a new iMac, or I might just keep the MBP and upgrade my current iMac instead.
I do love the portability of the MacBook Pro, I just tend to feel more productive on the larger screen of the iMac when I am at home. I just hope if Apple does announce an iMac Pro that it is everything I want and need!
What I would like to see:
- 2x USB-A slots
- SD Card Slot (even though I use externals mostly, it is still nice to have the slot)
- 4x USB-C slots
- 1x Thunderbolt 1/2 slot
I highly doubt Apple will ship a new machine with those slots, one can wish though. While I am living in a USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 world now, I still have a lot of external devices that use the older port technologies. I wouldn't even be upset if Apple removed the SD card slot; but, maybe added 1x USB-A slot and 1x Thunderbolt 1/2 port. I use an external SD card reader so I don't really care too much about the SD card slot on the iMac, it is always annoying trying to reach around [giggity] the back of the iMac to find the slot to insert the card, which is why I bought the external reader; as well as I have several different sized cards for different devices I use.
If Apple goes all USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, I hope they add at least 6 slots. Right now my current iMac has 2 Thunderbolt ports, 4 USB ports, 1 SD card slot, 1 Mini DisplayPort, and 1 3.5mm headphone jack port. I assume they will keep the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iMac, just as they did with the new MacBook Pro with TouchBar. Maybe they will add an HDMI out to replace the Mini DisplayPort, for use with a second monitor? I would be okay with that as well.
Anyway, we are about 6 weeks away from WWDC. I have a feeling this year is going to be a huge year for Apple at WWDC; in terms of announcements! This might be the most excited I have been for a WWDC event in about 5 or 6 years, I have not been this excited since Steve was alive and on stage!