Comic: Getting to know your 12-inch Retina MacBook

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Getting to Know Your 12" Retina Macbook

i can do anything the usual usb, thunderbolt and hdmi ports can do but i have one extra superpower

i help apple sell eighty dollar adapters so you can plug in two

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Rich Stevens

Pixel lover and cartoonist. Still have my original Apple IIgs. See more at or follow him on Twitter @rstevens.

  • Love 'em or hate 'em. One thing you cannot accuse Apple of being is stupid when it comes to making money.
    Unlike their buyers, (myself included).
  • Dude, the attention to detail is legit, props for the reflective Apple logo in fricken pixel art. *fistbumps* "I'm da Blur boys!" - Me with 1200 ping. Fiber in Nashville? Save me based Google.
  • Spot. Freaking. On!
  • Funny, sad, ironic . . . and all in one comic. Keep up the great work.
  • I love these comics they are truly hilarious that accurately represent certain aspects of the apple culture and are a nice commentary on our love/hate relationship.
  • I think Gus underplayed it. He's not going to "only" allow Apple to sell a $80 adapter... He's singlehandedly going to help spawn an entire ecosystem of dongles, docks and thing-a-ma-gigs! He'll help create thousands of jobs the world over and be the source of merriment for many an investor in accessory making companies - not to mention Apple inc. You have to think BIG Gus!
  • I will relay this to Gus at his next therapy session. Poor little guy has confidence issues.
  • Ouch! The truth hurts so good.
  • Seriously, it's not that bad. I barely use my USB ports anymore, a USB drive once in a while and a mouse those times I want to play Minecraft. Wouldn't be a deal breaker at all for me to buy a small adapter with 2-4 ports. If the portability is really improved then why not? I know for A LOT of people it may not been ideal or maybe not even good at all, but one thing is for sure : I'm not the only one who doesn't mind about the single port business geniuses at Apple sure thought that trough. For those whom it doesn't suit very well, Apple has plenty of other options for you ;) If it's not good for you it doesn't mean it isn't good for anyone. AND look on the bright side, Apple is pushing for a standard/universal connector. Who thought that would be possible?
  • This guy gets it. Seriously man keep up the good work. I love your style.
  • True story! Sent from the iMore App
  • Very true