What happened when Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone and new iPad Pro? Again, nattering nabobs of negativism performed a collective hurl of outrage. Yet, who stands and applauds when a new dongle hive hits the market?
If you owned a pair of much beloved headphones then you felt pain when Apple dropped the headphone jack a few years ago. Why? Dongle. You needed a dongle to connect. Sure, you could have gone out and bought AirPods or some other wireless headphones, but thats moving to the future, not sticking your head in the past.
Dongles are the bane of progress. Anti-Apple critics hate dongles and love to hate Apple for moving the entire industry forward. Yet, what happens when all those ancient connectivity options come together?
Hub. Hub City. Hub Park. Dongle Hub Paradise. Here’s an example:
The new Mac notebooks only come with USB-C Thunderbolt connectors, so what do you do if you have some ancient cables from ancient devices? Sure, critics decry a single connector almost as much as they hate dongles, so why don’t they hate the Mother of All Dongles™ as much?
I found one from Anker last week which looked pretty cool and was priced right, but even the new iPad Pro models have dongle-collecting hubs.
It’s as if all the older cables and devices you owned found a new home; a hub for Mac notebook or iPad Pro.
Beautiful, ain’t it?
Change happens, and few technology companies are willing to push the bar of progress forward every year or two than Apple. That means dongles and hubs. They are the nature of progress and convenience. Just make sure you’re not one of those anti-Apple critics who wail at a new cable standard and connector– because that means more dongles– and fall in love with a dongle collecting hub that marries everything old with everything new.