New MacBook Air USB ball bearings

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cfedu, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
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    What do you mean? Never heard about that before...
     
  4. cfedu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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
     
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  6. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Inside the usb ports are little ball bearings... have a look. very dinky. Probably stop wobblage...

    (wobblage is a word, cos I say so)
     
  7. cfedu thread starter macrumors 65816

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  8. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
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  10. iKennett macrumors 6502

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

    [​IMG]
     
  11. neteng101 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow nice catch - the ball bearings look a lot better built than those cheap metal tabs.
     
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    Made my day Dude. Best Movie Ever.
     
  13. cfedu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the ball bearings

    I downloaded and watched the movie,

    thanks
     

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