SD Card reader in any of the new iMacs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by carrollf, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. carrollf macrumors regular

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  2. Yateball macrumors regular

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    should have been though, I was astonished that they didn't add that. Thought it would be a no-brainer addition
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Why, when you can get a USB card reader for $5?

    Not everyone needs one.
     
  4. Yateball macrumors regular

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    Resorting to external devices like USB card readers isn't what the mac is all about... iMac's are "all in ones"

    I'm not even saying I'd use it that much I'm just saying I figured that would be an easy revision for apple and that they'd be adding it for sure
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Yes, the iMacs are also about minimal design. Not adding nonessential stuff to it, just because it'd be good for a percentage of the customer base.
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    Because if you add an SD card slot, you'll get people complaining it doesn't have a Compact Flash slot, or a Memory Stick slot, or a ...
    And if Apple starts adding slots for all the different card types, it would mess with the clean lines of the iMac. :)
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i still think its a shame that there isn't a USB and headphone port thats slightly more accessible though. for those flash drives head headphone users. just makes sense if you ask me.
     
  8. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

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    I admit i think that it is a shame it lacks the functionality of a built in card reader for all types of flash.

    I do a LOT of photography and it is a pain in the butt to have to use a usb card reader that plugs in to the back of the mac. would be much simpler to just take it out of the camera and slot it in the side - like the CD drive.
     
  9. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a

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    If you do "a LOT of photography", why are you using a USB card reader? Firewire is the only way to go, my friend.
     
  10. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

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    More accessible than the USB slot on the keyboard? :)
     
  11. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    If they got rid of the sleep LED for aesthetic reasons, you can bet you'll never see an integrated CF/SD/etc. reader.
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    won't be there if you get the BT keyboard. :p
     
  13. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

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    So do what most pro photographers do, go wired/wireless to Mac/PC.
     

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