Originally Posted by myapplelove
I mean do you seriously believe your comment warrants a reply? Ok, you are one of the people here with the arch apologists hat, but even to the extent of lowering the discussion down to this level?
So that's supposed to be your answer? In other words, you think it's OK that some mindless troll argues that if the next MBP doesn't have ethernet that he'll buy an Asus ultra book without ethernet instead? And you think that a professional who has thousands (more like tens of thousands) of dollars and years of his time invested in the Mac is going to drop the MBP because he has to buy an Ethernet adapter?
Seems to me that the ones lowering the discussion are people like you who argue such ridiculous positions.
Originally Posted by screamingfist
i think apple got (gets) special treatment. didnt they have head start on all the components in the original mac air?
They have had lead time in the past some times. In some cases (like the Mac Pro), it seems that they got advance chips because their volume was small enough that Intel could manage it before they were running at full speed while Dell and HP would have needed too many chips. In other cases (MacBook Air), Apple seems to have been the only one at the time wanting to buy the particular chip, so they probably negotiated a deal.
There's no way of knowing (until a release) if they get a head start on Ivy Bridge.
Originally Posted by ljocampo
I believe they will have an ethernet port and here why. Education. When I was teaching on campus an ethernet port was an absolute necessity because the campus is too large and spread out to have wireless everywhere. You need to tie into the school's main computer network and there was several ethernet ports wired on most wall.
It's been awhile since I was on a campus but I'm sure many campuses have not yet gone all wireless. Besides, the wires are already there and the school's budgets have been cut so I suppose IT would abandon the wired network only kicking and screaming. Apple is big into education and I believe they will keep the port on the MBPs awhile longer since it's the computer of choice with many teachers.
ROTFLMAO. So in your expert opinion, it's easier to run Ethernet cables all over your campus than WiFI? That is, of course, absurd. Even my relatively poor middle school has WiFi covering the entire campus. There can't be very many schools that don't have it already.