This might not be new to many of you at all but I still feel like posting about it to share with you and everyone else: I have been reading some posts where some users speculated and/or urged that the future MacBook Pro's would be better off not having an Ethernet port as means of further making the device thinner, cheaper to produce, better looking, etc.. I actually kept thinking about this small, yet significant issue. After analyzing the impact of such a change if brought on by Apple, I came to the conclusion that producing a Macbook Pro without an Ethernet port would actually bring down a "Macbook Pro" to a "Home-User-MacBook". Apple has succeeded in attracting the "home user" to their products, they will 100% be shooting for the business sector to adopt their products in the near future. At work we DO NOT have a single Wifi network, at least in the building/department I work at. That's of course to increase the security as we handle other companies' network designs, security, equipment, installation, support, etc. To make this short; - WIFI is no where nearly as secure as Ethernet is for handling sensitive data communication. - Companies/Hospitals/Government organizations almost NEVER allow their employees to handle any work related data through their own personal laptops or use WIFI networks. - Network engineers would find it difficult to work on their networks without having wired connectivity to a network. - Reporters working in devastated areas usually use portable satellite transceivers which use Ethernet to connect to their laptops. - Doctors/Lawers/etc.. would be better off using secure wired connections than using easily crackable wifi networks susceptible to packet sniffing and eavesdropping. Some might argue that we can simply use USB connected Ethernet ports but that would really hurt Apple's sales for the business sector as the business decision maker would usually choose the most effective and efficient solution to match their requirements. We all know that Apple likes to deliver the BEST PRODUCTS for the MOST BUCKS. Targeting the business sector in the upcoming few years is definitely on their agenda, they would not jeopardize hundreds of millions of dollars of deals to make the Macbook Pro slightly thinner while the MacBook Air sells pretty darn well as it is.