other manufacturers can use it.
USB was 'proprietory' until it was widely adopted. It's only a 'standard' in the way Intel define it.
You can forget peripheral companies making hardware for this new connector; and if they do it will cost a fortune.
Well they seem to be already releasing them, and why exactly will they be expensive?
Intel are behind this, and presumably want it to succeed. They'll make it easy / cost effective for
BTW the Mini-Display port is now part of the Display port standard.
It's actually leveraging a current port standard with new funtionality, and it's backwards compatible.
How you can see that as a negative is beyond me.
The Makbook has just taken a major step backward with this proprietary connector IMO. A useless addition to an otherwise excellent computer that will never be used.
Actually what difference does it make to the MBP?, None, if you don't want to use it, just use it as
intended as a video port. These are still very fast machines.