The upcoming 12-inch Air has the fewest amount of ports ever on an Apple computer, as can be seen in the rendition above. On the left side is a standard headphone jack and dual-microphones for input and noise-canceling. On the right side is solely the new USB Type-C port. Yes, Apple is currently planning to ditch standard USB ports, the SD Card slot, and even its Thunderbolt and MagSafe charging standards on this new notebook. We must note that Apple tests several designs of upcoming products, so Apple may choose to ultimately release a new Air that does include the legacy components, though there is very little space on the edges for them.
My first Apple laptop was a 12-inch PowerBook which I loved. My wife wondered why I didn't get the 15-inch or 17-inch which were other options. I said it was something about that 12-inch PowerBook that looked and felt right.
I don't think Apple would ditch the Thunderbolt connection and MagSafe both. Seems like a bit much, but I suppose it's possible. Only time will tell.
Damn these Apple commercials keep getting better all the time. They are very smart now, showing what apps are highlighted in the commercial. They are making it easy to spend your money.
Photo exclusive on MercuryNews.com. The last photo of the model gives the campus some scale against Highway 280, which I think is toward the front. All I have to say is wow!
I’m the one in the family who is asked, “Which Apple product should I get?” I am also asked, “Should I get AppleCare?”
David Sparks has a good short article about AppleCare. I agree with him on all points. You might want to give it a quick read.
The bottom line: John Gruber makes an estimated $500,000 a year from his blog Daring Fireball. But his relationship with Apple is priceless.
I enjoy John Gruber’s writing, about Apple, design, technology in general, and baseball. I’ve given up on his podcasting though.
I was in my office, packing up for the day when I received a text from my wife. It simply said:
Sadly, it could only mean one thing.
Thinking of getting an iPad 2? You should read Marco Arment’s write up on which version you should consider. If I were to do it all over again, I’d probably get a 3G version. But then again, you now know I’m not considering an iPad 2.