W1PPS Kick-off and Thunderbolt functionality update
Well we are a few days in and THANK YOU so much to all who have backed us so far! There's a long way to go, but with new media exposure and getting the word out we can succeed!
Many questions have been asked about Thunderbolt functionality and we wanted to address that, and why the current model has been designed the way it has. Up until recently the MacBook Pro only offered mini-display port technology, and we are aware that the majority of users taking advantage of this port are converting it via an adapter to HDMI for use with an HDMI compatible monitor. For the purposes of this first 15" MacBook Pro model W1PPS, we wanted to address this and supply an HDMI for all those users out there using MacBook Pro's with mini-display port technology. For users that want to plug into an Apple display, you can adapt the HDMI back to a mini-display port and it will function at mini-display port speeds, but not at Thunderbolt speeds. For future models, Thunderbolt functionality will be addressed, but for the vast majority of current users, we offer this first model with HDMI.