USB-C is great, no doubt about it. Faster transfer rates, more power, more devices – the promise is real. The vision here is that you can get a USB-C docking station on your desk so you can connect your monitor and various other common USB accessories and even power to a USB-C port on Apple's latest Mac laptops.
But I suppose everyone doesn't use their laptops at a desk all the time. There have been countless times when I need to connect a regular, non-C USB device, also known as a USB-A device, to a Mac laptop when I'm out and about, and the possibility is just not there.
The problem here is that there is no ordinary USB-A port for your regular USB-A devices. And I don't think I'm doing things when I say that USB-A devices are still very relevant. In fact, Apple's own iPhones still come with a USB-A lightning cable. Just think about this: You can't connect an iPhone XS directly to a USB-C Mac laptop. I need an adapter that Apple sells for a petty $ 1
That's like paying Apple to eliminate growth, versatility and functionality. It is financially rewarding for the company to do a bad thing by completely removing the USB-A port. If you don't believe me, ask yourself if you ever had to pay to connect a regular USB A device to a Mac by 2016.