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[3]: Death of Wired networking
by Alfman on Tue 12th Jun 2012 14:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Death of Wired networking"
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"Most of the time your laptop will be unwired. Why carry an ethernet port if it's seldom used?"

Haha! That is all.

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MOS6510 Member since:

His demo failed and now he's dead.

Then again, would you add ethernet to a mobile phone and wire up hundreds of people in the audience?

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Mellin Member since:

i wouldn't log into secure websites with a phone

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"Then again, would you add ethernet to a mobile phone and wire up hundreds of people in the audience?"

Don't change the goalposts, you were talking about laptops not phones. And I'm just pointing out use cases where ethernet is still handy to have. It doesn't make sense to take pride in a device that lacks ethernet, unless you find the scenario that Jobs found himself in to be acceptable. There are plenty of other use cases too, from dormitories to hotels, the lack of ethernet could leave you offline or with reduced data rates.

Wifi is often "good enough", and when it is then we use it, but the reality is Wifi competes against many other users of the same unlicensed spectrum. The more gadgets that make use of this limited spectrum, the more frequently they will fail.

Edited 2012-06-12 20:51 UTC

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