The notebook was also praised in many critics, earning the highest marks for its blend of functiality and portability. Marco Arment, a well-known developer, has even called it "the best laptop ever made," with a "design appeal to the crowd".
"Introduced in 2012, less than a year after the death of Steve Jobs, I see it as the culminati of Jobs' visi for the Mac," said Arment, in a blog post l & # 39, last year.
In additi to being the first MacBook Pro with a Retina display, the 2012 model had a much thinner design compared to previous models, after Apple removed the built-in Ethernet port and reader from optical disc for CD / DVD. The notebook's exterior design remained virtually unchanged until 2015.
Despite its thinness, the MacBook Pro from 2012 to 2015 had a wide range of cnectivity optis, including a pair of Thunderbolt and USB-A ports, an HDMI port, an SD card slot and a MagSafe power adapter that comes off securely if you shoot it.
By comparis, the MacBook Pro 2016 and later versis have two or four Thunderbolt 3 ports, depending the model, capable of providing power, USB, DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA a single cable. Apple in turn removed the dedicated USB-A and HDMI ports, an SD card reader, and MagSafe from the laptop.