Andyroo wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:43 pm
Depends if you want to live in dongle hell as some Apple users do.
There is no such thing really. When it comes to supporting interfaces and standards, chances are that it will be supported by Apple for much longer than the competition. This non argument just is mindless Apple bashing. Pre magsafe charging was uniformly supported for a decade, so was magsafe, firewire 400 and 800 just under, USB type A was standard from 98 and the 30 pin connector more then a decade after which lightning too over which has been supported for 8 years.
When do I use a dongle with my apple stuff? When connecting my ADB keyboard from the early 90's to a modern desktop machine. The majority of other peripherals are either cheap to replace or wireless. Nobody who does not want to uses dongles.
As for the main question, I do not think it is about physical standards anymore, at least not for much longer. The usb-c connector now does duty not only as the new USB standard but also as a display port, a high amp charging interface and a PCI bus/thunderbolt port.
Do I think a future RPi will have nothing but USB-C type connectors around its perimeter? Actually, Yes I do!