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 Tue 12th Jun 2012 15:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Death of Wired networking"
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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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I agree with both of your arguments, but this goes against the OP's argument that all laptops should drop Ethernet connectivity.

Edited 2012-06-12 17:19 UTC

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