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[4]: Death of Wired networking
by MOS6510 on Tue 12th Jun 2012 14:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Death of Wired networking"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

Well, you've got a few points there. Although regarding routers/modems, I assume most people have a regular desktop around and a laptop being a second system.

Having an ethernet port is convenient, but if most people don't it does it make sense to have one? Having a floppy drive can sometimes be convenient too, but most people would never or seldom use it, I use a USB floppy drive for the rare occasion.

I do think the Pro models should have one, because they're expensive anyway and might as well offer extra options over the non-Pro models.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, you've got a few points there. Although regarding routers/modems, I assume most people have a regular desktop around and a laptop being a second system.

I don't know if it's a safe assumption to make nowadays. Most uni students I know only keep a (relatively large) laptop around nowadays, because buying both a full desktop AND a laptop is quite an investment, and because laptops fit a nomadic lifestyle better (less stuff to carry around when you change flats).

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Well, students tend to flock in groups, one is bound to have a laptop with an ethernet connection.

But then again, students tend to be poor, so what are they doing with a MacBook Pro and an expensive router/modem anyway? :-p

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