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cfedu
Nov 2, 2010, 05:41 PM
I had a quick look of the new MacBook Air at the apple store today, the USB ports looked a little different. Are those the new ball bearing USB ports that apple has designed.



bamf
Nov 2, 2010, 05:43 PM
It's all about ball bearings these days.

super tomtendo
Nov 2, 2010, 05:47 PM
I had a quick look of the new MacBook Air at the apple store today, the USB ports looked a little different. Are those the new ball bearing USB ports that apple has designed.

What do you mean? Never heard about that before...

cfedu
Nov 2, 2010, 05:51 PM
What do you mean? Never heard about that before...

I just had a quick look at the new air , then I looked at the 15" pro on the other table.

The new air looks like it has 4 little metal balls in the USB port to keep the wire in place. It just looked different.

I'm sure someone with the new air could let me know

rxtiger
Nov 2, 2010, 05:51 PM
It's all about ball bearings these days.

I love Fletch!

ReallyBigFeet
Nov 2, 2010, 05:57 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_BjW1avGcuos/So5RRXW4p6I/AAAAAAAAAjM/_dsw4xrKU6c/s400/TS065.jpg

Bluemeanie1976
Nov 2, 2010, 06:13 PM
Inside the usb ports are little ball bearings... have a look. very dinky. Probably stop wobblage...

(wobblage is a word, cos I say so)

cfedu
Nov 2, 2010, 07:21 PM
I thought I read that apple was making a new design, to make smaller devices but I was think of the wrong device.

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/09/23/apple-patent-application-reveals-tiny-audio-jacks/

BryanLyle
Nov 2, 2010, 08:01 PM
I love Fletch!

+1

highscheme
Nov 2, 2010, 08:08 PM
wat is ball baring

iKennett
Nov 2, 2010, 08:13 PM
I had a quick look of the new MacBook Air at the apple store today, the USB ports looked a little different. Are those the new ball bearing USB ports that apple has designed.

I see what you mean, they are just there to hold the usb devices in. see below for the usual way...

http://www.ladyada.net/images/arduino/usbport.jpg

neteng101
Nov 2, 2010, 09:25 PM
Wow nice catch - the ball bearings look a lot better built than those cheap metal tabs.

racer1441
Nov 2, 2010, 09:32 PM
I love Fletch!

Made my day Dude. Best Movie Ever.

cfedu
Nov 6, 2010, 11:17 AM
It's all about ball bearings these days.

Thanks for the ball bearings

I downloaded and watched the movie,

thanks