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[7]: Death of Wired networking
by Neolander on Tue 12th Jun 2012 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Death of Wired networking"
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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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I think currently it would't be a smart thing, but we are moving to a world where more and more wireless devices are in use.

Apple's AirPort units can be configured without a wire, even with an iPhone. I can imagine other manufactures also going that way.

I mean, it's rather silly having to setup a WiFi station using a wire as the whole point of such a device is to be able to have a wireless network! So it's safe to assume that the person buying a WiFi station has a computer, laptop or tablet with WiFi. If they don't there is no point of configuring the WiFi station anyway.

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

When did I argue that all laptops SHOULD drop ethernet?

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

When did I argue that all laptops SHOULD drop ethernet?

In your original post...

"Apple has begun to ditch ethernet. The PC industry will take a decade to do so. (More re: timeframes: Apple's entire line of products will likely be "Retina" in less than 3 years.)"

...you argue that Apple has a technological advance on other PC manufacturers (as illustrated by the second prediction that all their laptops will soon have high DPI), and semantically link that statement to the loss of Ethernet connectivity.

Edited 2012-06-13 08:51 UTC

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