Make the MacBook THICC Again


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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee   4 months back

    I hope Apple puts out a THICCBook Pro this year. The race for ultra-thin needs to end

    • ReEeEeEe
      ReEeEeEe  2 months back

      Thicc af

    • Giovanni Deiana
      Giovanni Deiana  2 months back

      Dave Lee yes we need it

    • Charles Dizon
      Charles Dizon  2 months back

      Youtuber:Make the MacBook thicc again

      Me:It would take a miracle for them to listen to their customers

    • waquzy
      waquzy  2 months back

      ​@sarath kumarthey can easily make it thicker again, that's what Apple did with the iPhones in the past, iPhone 6/7 were thinner than the current gen of iPhones (X and Xs)

    • Leander Herman
      Leander Herman  2 months back

      That's why i'm still using a 2015 Macbook pro

  • zero null
    zero null  1 weeks back

    "it's seriously stupid". lol. and totally true.

    you're the man Dave. love how you get your points across concisely. there are too many youtube channels where over 90% of the video is filler.

    • Ultra Gaming
      Ultra Gaming  3 weeks back

      Damn that laptop in the thumbnail Looks thicc with 5Cs

      • Nithin Paul
        Nithin Paul  4 weeks back

        Damn boii , he thicc boii

        • The Combat Wombat
          The Combat Wombat  4 weeks back

          They could probably fix a lot of the issues without making them too much thicker, it'd just cost too much money when they could just repair the few (too many) that break until the next body styling is rolled out. They are so close so these issues are such a bummer.

          • John Hooyer
            John Hooyer  1 months back

            They absolutely _do_ need to make their devices as thick as in the thumbnail.

            • 奕任陳
              奕任陳  1 months back

              If stupid apple make MacBook pro 15 become thicker, why not buy Dell XPS 15

              • Savio Augustine
                Savio Augustine  1 months back

                I really don't understand why people mad behind thin laptops so much especially when its giving u all these problems and that also expensive apple laptops. Trust me thicker chassis may compromise weight and movement but come on guys its not too heavy stuff man, they have much better thermal management and a lot of headroom is there to upgrade stuffs and are also very durable. Go for longevity, upgradability and durabilty. And by the way thicker laptops look way cooler than thin ones at least for me.

                • matias
                  matias  2 months back

                  I also want a thicc macbook pro but i want it to have an nvidia gpu and more design apps on mac os
                  It's gonna be a long wait I hope the planet still exists

                  • matias
                    matias  2 months back

                    Buuuuut they won't

                    • Minje Kim
                      Minje Kim  2 months back

                      Thick or thin, it doesn't matter. cuz people who have the money will still buy it

                      • TechMyLifeVideo
                        TechMyLifeVideo  2 months back

                        The only reason to make them thinker is better battery life, it’s the biggest victim of thin phones and laptops. All other issue will be solved with advances in technology, but those advances often are also a bigger drain on the battery.

                        • mercedes robinson
                          mercedes robinson  2 months back

                          i think they should make it thin cause we are the ones that got to carry it around n it be making our backs hurt lol

                          • Brian K
                            Brian K  2 months back

                            If they go to Arm processors then cooling won’t be a problem. Hopefully they can design a new motherboard with a smaller form factor and give more space for a better keyboard design. Allows them to keep that super thin look. They probably shouldn’t have gone so thin when they had to make so many compromises with the current configuration. My 13” 2014 MacBook Pro will be my last MacBook until they come up with a new design without all the compromises.

                            • Ric Alonso
                              Ric Alonso  2 months back

                              Lets not forget the ultra thin iMac. This is evidence of design run amok. A desktop does not have to be super thin. It serves no purpose other than Ive’s need to prove he is needed. My 2017 i9 5k iMac’s fans are on 30% of the time. iMac owner since January 1985 who uses them for work, not art pieces.

                              • Daniel Jungkind
                                Daniel Jungkind  2 months back

                                Make it smaller from a footprint perspective, not a thickness perspective. And use better cooling techniques! Vapor cooling? Different material?

                                • MrBo Jangles
                                  MrBo Jangles  2 months back

                                  Make Apple Thick Again! But seriously...The Pro should be thicker, the the Air super-thin and the MacBook somewhere in-between.

                                  • Robert Thompson
                                    Robert Thompson  2 months back

                                    You are spot on with identifying the issues with the recent Macbooks. I saw these issues developing and opted for a 2015 MBP in 2018. Thin enough, with all the relevant ports, full travel keyboard, no dongles, etc.

                                    • Johnny FD
                                      Johnny FD  2 months back

                                      I agree, it's stupid that Apple needs to focus on functionality and reliability again instead of making things thinner and thinner as no one cares. Make the Macbook Pro thicker again, get rid of the silly touch bar that no one uses or wants, and make the Macbook Air the thin laptop.

                                      • BonBaisers
                                        BonBaisers  2 months back

                                        This is not the ultra-thin race, if it was the case, you won't choose aluminium body. This is a stupid marketing race. When you can't innovate, you give the customer the illusion you are perfecting the product while Apple has the art of making products worse.

                                        • GILBERT
                                          GILBERT  2 months back

                                          hope they make it thick for us music producers who needs some more apple juice!

                                          • Zachary Sandberg
                                            Zachary Sandberg  2 months back

                                            You forgot to mention a reduction in port options as another side effect of chasing thin aesthetics.

                                            • Saahil Mehta
                                              Saahil Mehta  2 months back

                                              Exactly macbooks are supposed to a an efficient tool not a fashion statement.

                                              • Charles Bouldin
                                                Charles Bouldin  2 months back

                                                I have an "early 2015" 13" MBP. It has the magsafe power connector, and 2 USB ports, and HDMI port, an SD card port, a HEADPHONE JACK(!), and it still runs perfectly. I would not trade it for a newer model. Oh, and the old style keyboard (non "butterfly") works beautifully. Apple has been moving backwards.

                                                • Paolo Mind
                                                  Paolo Mind  2 months back

                                                  If I want a lighter and elegant mac I'll buy mac book air, or macbook without pro... If I need efficient power, I'll prefer Dell laptop, at the moment ... but I'm waiting for a future good macbook pro, because OSX is the most stable operative system I ever used. I hope your suggestions will be listen to...

                                                  • pforce9
                                                    pforce9  2 months back

                                                    They should make the new laptops as thick as the old ones and keep the electronics as small as possible and use all that extra space for a big falcon battery.

                                                    • Shard The Fox
                                                      Shard The Fox  2 months back

                                                      Apple is shite, but the Mac book is interesting, because it will never be as powerful as pcs.

                                                      • James Doerr
                                                        James Doerr  2 months back


                                                        • Bellicose Nation
                                                          Bellicose Nation  2 months back

                                                          Remember when the race was to make the smallest phone?

                                                          • Ivando Maia
                                                            Ivando Maia  2 months back

                                                            That's why I like the models with SuperDrive. It's a little bit fatter, but I could remove the super drive slot and changed for a Caddy with an extra SSD, upgraded the memory up to 16gb and Make the dual boot, one in each SSD, Windows and MAC oS. Just need to be a Macbook pro with a Super Drive, Retina display and at least a I5 processor, if you do these upgrades you'll have the best macbook pro so far...

                                                            • Rico
                                                              Rico  2 months back

                                                              They should just make the 2015 model again but with new specs. Problem solved!

                                                              • Lars van der Hooft
                                                                Lars van der Hooft  2 months back

                                                                I own the 2015 macbook pro 15”, and I think the chassis is absolutely perfect. I love the keyboard, the ports on the side and the feel. It’s great because it’s a powerful laptop which is easy to carry around too. I don’t think I’ll upgrade to these macbook pro models soon, mainly because of the keyboard

                                                                • David Kozma
                                                                  David Kozma  2 months back

                                                                  well they made iPhones thicker again...

                                                                  • Benni3D
                                                                    Benni3D  2 months back

                                                                    i'm sick of of these thin devices. They really should make them a little thicker to avoid the majority of those problems...

                                                                    • Vincent Yeung
                                                                      Vincent Yeung  2 months back

                                                                      I think they’re going to make a touchscreen keyboard rather than trying to fix a flawed system (and I’m willing to bet they know before launch) so rather than solving existing problems they’re more likely to create newer problems to cover/make older problems obsolete.

                                                                      • Armon Mitchell
                                                                        Armon Mitchell  2 months back


                                                                        • Dan Silverio
                                                                          Dan Silverio  2 months back

                                                                          when is the new one coming out?

                                                                          • Thinh Phan
                                                                            Thinh Phan  2 months back

                                                                            why dont computers today have the vga port? assuming people even remember what it was

                                                                            • IISourAyyII
                                                                              IISourAyyII  2 months back

                                                                              I love my MAXED out spec 2015 MacBrookPro Retina display over any of the new macs!

                                                                              • Gabriel Bédard
                                                                                Gabriel Bédard  2 months back

                                                                                Dell XPS is better than the Macbook pro

                                                                                • Ed Towel
                                                                                  Ed Towel  2 months back

                                                                                  It will NEVER happen with Tim's supply chain philosophy of simplifying the production process at the expense of user capabilities.

                                                                                  • Abeltensor
                                                                                    Abeltensor  2 months back

                                                                                    Apple is a joke.

                                                                                    As a developer, I've see so many colleagues buy these pieces of trash simply because they are POSIX out of the box. I am so glad that Microsoft has decided to make the WSL a priority in the recent windows 10 updates. Having the new Windows Terminal and WSL2 has made it easier for me to get some of these colleagues to abandon Apple machines.

                                                                                    • davidson2727what
                                                                                      davidson2727what  2 months back

                                                                                      I don't disagree with any points in you video as a MBP 2017 owner. But the move has been made to make smaller chassis and now apple is going to have to make improvements to the hardware to address these issues.

                                                                                      • haneen Ba-aziz
                                                                                        haneen Ba-aziz  2 months back

                                                                                        i hope they make a 17 inch macbooks again and also making it thicker

                                                                                        • Alessandro Bartolini
                                                                                          Alessandro Bartolini  2 months back

                                                                                          No SD card reader... nothing else to say...

                                                                                          • Ralph Dempsey
                                                                                            Ralph Dempsey  2 months back

                                                                                            It's Thick not Thicc

                                                                                            • Adam Baldwin
                                                                                              Adam Baldwin  2 months back

                                                                                              Apple definitely should make their Macbook Pro line a bit thicker. I'd even go so far as to say that the 2015 Retina could stand to be a little thicker. The benefits are way too numerous:

                                                                                              1. The old keyboard was better, in every way. If the Macbook Pro were perfect in every other respect, but still had that keyboard, I still would never buy one because I cannot stand that keyboard.
                                                                                              2. Ports. A thicker MBP would accommodate more of the "legacy" ports. Having two USB-C ports and a USB 3 port and HDMI port, for instance, would be more useful than having 4 USB-C ports. People still have lots of things that use some of these ports. Nobody needs 4 USB-C items plugged in at once (and if they did, they could just use a hub), but many people could use ports that don't require dongles.
                                                                                              3. While I don't think they couldn't fit Magsafe into the thinner chassis, the decision to remove it is a terrible one IMO. While the adapters flimsy and leave something to be desired, the connector itself is brilliant and one of the best features of any Apple laptop. Additionally, the light on the Magsafe adapter is a great troubleshooting indicator. USB-C power connections are easy to break.
                                                                                              4. Thicker battery. A thicker chassis means that the battery can be thicker, and therefore there take up a smaller footprint, leaving more space for those ports I mentioned earlier. Same goes for the iPhone, Apple claims they needed to remove the headphone jack for space reasons but had they made the phone slightly thicker, this wouldn't have been a problem.
                                                                                              5. Cooling. The bane of every Macbook. Apple loves to design these things with zero cooling. With the pathetic excuses for heatsinks that they use in the name of making the stupid thing half a mm thinner, it's no wonder why these things throttle so much. What's the point in putting an i9 in the laptop when you can't use it fully? Thicker chassis means bigger heatsink, and better performance.
                                                                                              6. Upgradeable storage and RAM. Yes, I know the RAM has been soldered for a while now. But we need to go back to replaceable RAM. Not only because it allows the user to upgrade in the future, but also because it means that I don't have to pull the logic board out and reflow RAM chips every time someone brings me a laptop with a RAM issue. Apple solders the stuff to the logic board solely to force their users to opt for the maximum upgrades they think they'll ever need at the time of purchase. By doing so, they can charge a premium for the component upgrades. Go look at the 2017 Air, which is still being sold, and compare their SSD upgrade options to either OWC or the price of an adapter and standard M.2 drive upgrade. You can buy an aftermarket drive for less than the cost of Apple's "upgrade" and the bonus is you get the base storage SSD on top of that. And this is on a device with a removable SSD. Think of what they charge for upgrades that are impossible without ordering from the factory. (Incidentally, if you buy the cheap non-Touchbar 13" MBP, it DOES still have removable storage, though in typical Apple fashion it uses yet another new, proprietary connector.)

                                                                                              It's clear that Apple has no intention of doing this, or changing anything of these things. In fact, I read a little while ago about a patent they applied for that would use a Touchscreen for a keyboard with tiny indents to indicate key presses. This makes me think of a keyboard that is somehow worse than the butterfly keyboard. Apple does not seem concerned about the needs of their customers but rather how flashy and expensive they can make their devices. IMO, while MacOS is a fine operating system and I can see why lots of people enjoy using it, the physical changes they are making to their devices are negatively impacting the day-to-day usability and from what I see, it is actually starting to turn off more of the casual Apple users who see things like the keyboard and lack of ports as significant downgrades to the older machines they already own, machines which even after 5 or more years still do a decent job of meeting their needs (gotta give Apple some credit for that).

                                                                                              This form-over-function stuff seems like a misguided attempt for Apple to continue design aesthetics that Steve Jobs pioneered. The thing is, Steve Jobs used design to not only create more elegant devices but to make them more usable. I personally think that Jobs would be rather irate about some of the design decisions Apple has recently made. Apple knows that their laptops are lasting a long time and they want to create more reasons for users to upgrade to new machines. This is why their screens are expensive and impossible to source in the second-hand market, this is why they're so adamantly opposing third-party repair. Apple is going out of their way to make their machines disposable so that they can create an artificial need to upgrade. The next time you hear anything about Apple's commitment to the environment or their recycling efforts, keep in mind the tons of usable machines and parts that end up being shredded at Apple's behest just to keep those things out of the hands of repairers like me, all so that their own customers face either an exorbitant repair cost through Apple themselves or simply replace the machine with a brand new one. E-waste is a huge problem but Apple cares more about getting you to spend more money on their devices than to keep older machines running.

                                                                                              • Rei
                                                                                                Rei  2 months back

                                                                                                Honestly?! They should rollback to the 2015 MacBook Pro Chassis, with their keyboards. And they can upgrade em as they go.