How is this different from owning it on iTunes? Unless your digital blu-ray ripped library is just like 50 TB of data? edit: also, if your concern is "owning" the blu-ray versus the "licensing" of digital content, then isn't ripping the blu-ray illegal (because you have to decrypt the blu-ray to do it)? Or is that only in Canada?
I've already bought the entire series on VHS (originals only, as they were the only ones that existed) and Blu-Ray (which I regret). Even though I'd prefer this digital version for utility, I really don't want to pay 3 times for the same movies (although, knowing Lucas he changed a bunch of stuff for the iTunes version)
The Mini 3 is an exception, and they made a big deal about the iPad Air 2 being so much thinner (remember them lasering off part of a pencil) I think it unlikely a new number without a new phone case, however, Apple has been inconsistent from time to time I hope they ditch the numbers. The larger the numbers get the more unwieldy (iPhone 10, iPhone el-e-ven ... gross)
The computer is $1200 ... how the adapter "ridiculously costly?" If $80 is an issue, then you're a MBA candidate. Also, like Soli says, if you are reliant on this adapter then you are a MBA candidate. But I think you're right in that it will improve. In a year or two the MB will be $999 with 2 USB-C ports (and Apple/Beats will probably have USB-C headphones by then)
I HAVE bent my headphone jack before, so I guess I could see wanting to prevent that. But I'm with you on the removing the jack from the laptop in favour of USB-C - I mean, worst case scenario just buy a 3.5mm->usb-c adaptor and let the rest of us have a port we might actually use.