Originally Posted by solipsism
What confounds me is the hate toward mDP. For the first time Apple has moved to a robust and versatile connector that it will use among its entire product line (if we are to believe Jobs). We no longer have dual-link and single-link, digital and integrated, & mini-, micro-, and standard port interfaces for Macs with DVI. It's also free, has the exact same capabilities as the standard sized interface, bests HDMI and DVI in bandwidth and is backwards compatible to DVI and HDMI monitors. And as previously mentioned it's new enough that we are likely to see others readily adopt it.
There is still a lot of resentment towards Apple's obsession with pulling nonstandard connectors out of their ass: ADC, Mini VGA, Mini DVI, Micro DVI. People thought it was finally going to end, but apparently it did not.
There is no guarantee that Mini DP will be the last DP variant from Apple. After all, Apple followed Mini DVI with Micro DVI. So who's to say that Apple won't decide to introduce "Micro DisplayPort" or "Nano DisplayPort"? And will free licensing also apply to any future DisplayPort variations from Apple?
Apple defenders blame VESA for not making connectors super small, and praise Apple for seeing the need for smaller connectors. So what about Micro DVI? Wasn't Mini DVI supposed to be small enough? Has Apple finally learned their lesson, or will they introduce "Micro DisplayPort" sometime in the future, and then "Nano DisplayPort" after that?
If all this praise for Apple's smaller connector is to be deserved, then Mini DisplayPort had better be the smallest connector that Apple can possibly make. There had better be no further DisplayPort variations from Apple. If Apple tries to follow up with "Micro DisplayPort" or "Nano DisplayPort", then Apple deserves all the blame that Mac users gave to VESA for not making the smallest possible connector in the first place. And hopefully, Apple defenders will have the strength of their convictions to lay that blame on Apple.