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It’s all a matter of preferences, and mostly the new MBPs give more options. I never use HDMI (airplay, or Zoom screen share) but happy to see the Touch Bar go. My biggest regret so far is the MagSafe connector: they should not have made it a power connector only but a full Thunderbolt / usbc so that we can still rely on a single cable for power + screen. We can still use the other ports for that but this makes the MagSafe useless.
I don’t believe Apple would simply provide a docking mechanism that would switch from iOS to macOS.1/ They went through a great deal of effort to provide a good user experience on iPadOS with mouse and keyboard, where would that go? Forget about it and switch to macOS?
2/ The architecture, the apps, the file formats will be the same but the file systems remain fundamentally different, at least in the way we access them: it’s sandoxed on iOS, unix based for macOS. So what would it mean? Everything becomes sandboxed on macOS? All data is duplicated? Both OS cannot see each other’s data?
Anyway I’m all for a convergence, and I am confident that if any company can crack it this is Apple, but I don’t think it will be the way described here.