Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 21:19 UTC
Apple Apple held its keynote speech just now, kicking off its developer conference. The company announced minor refreshes for its laptop line, introduced a stunning new laptop with a Retina display, and gave a sneak peek of iOS 6, which will launch in the Fall.
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RE[5]: Death of Wired networking
by Neolander on Wed 13th Jun 2012 08:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Death of Wired networking"
Neolander
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Yes, yes it does take up space. We have been at the stage where the thinness of a laptop is dictated by an ethernet port (or, even worse in the case of most Windows laptops, a VGA port) for some time now. Apple just changed that.

And meanwhile, all video projectors around still use VGA, forcing Apple users who do Powerpoint presentations to deal with an annoyingly overpriced MiniDP-VGA adapter that is way too easy to lose.

Dropping frequently used connectivity for the sake of extra thinness can certainly be justified, but it is always a trade-off.

Do you own a smartphone or tablet? Do you feel like it needs to have an ethernet port?

I don't do nearly as much on a smartphone or a tablet as I do on a reasonably large laptop, due to screen estate limitations. Do you ?

Edited 2012-06-13 09:11 UTC

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