Why the OD has moved from the front to the right

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  1. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    It has been speculated that the ports are all on the left because this would make a dock realistic again...and some have speculated about that Apple patent w/ the laptop being inserted into a monitor/iMac looking contraption.

    I believe the latter is why the OD has moved to the right. Even if Apple doesn't release this technology Tuesday it leaves open the possibility that they could down the road. Think about it, if the OD is out front you couldn't insert or eject a disc w/o removing the laptop from inside the monitor. With the notebook inserted the OD functions just like the iMac's drive.

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  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    That's a creative speculation......

    Though i don't see apple releasing a "accessory" display. I do see where your coming from and would be a good idea.
     
  4. ttopp macrumors regular

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    if this monitor was to work the ports would all have to be the same.. they arnt (on the leaked pics the macbook and pro are different) unless they are just going to support one laptop with this monitor, or a different one for each laptop.. i would just have the one monitor that would take all laptops a tray to make up for size difference would b required to though the od could still b the kicker there??? mmmm?
     
  5. Stang68 macrumors 6502a

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    So we have confirmed that there are no ports on the right side other than the OD and the security port? What about people that have umm...a mouse?!? I mean, I dont care allll that much because I use a bluetooth Might Mouse, but what about everyone else? Surely Apple wouldnt do this, right? (And I just called you Shirley ;))
     
  6. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Obviously the receiving monitor would have it's own share of ports to accomodate.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well most mice these days now wireless. I think Apple doesn't really care who well the ports work on the mouse because they either think you should be using the touchpad or they want you to buy the bluetooth Mighty Mouse.
     
  8. MowingDevil thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Its Apple's revenge on behalf of all the lefties out there. :D
     
  9. paul.b.davis macrumors 6502

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    and on MBP's the expresscard slot is on the left, which, if it is sliding into a dock as such, would make an easy connection point
     
  10. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Or....maybe......THE MYSTERY PORT IS THE DOCK CONNECTOR!!!!!11


    OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH!!!!
     
  11. buddywalker macrumors newbie

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    Macbooks haven't had any ports on the right for years, and I don't think it is a very big deal. Even if you still choose to use a wired mouse, i think the cord is plenty long to reach around, but a bluetooth works so much better regardless of the port situation.
     
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I can accomplish the same effin' thing by buying any monitor on the planet. Why people have a jones for this ultra-stupid concept of such a docking station is beyond me.

    I saw a mockup like this for the iPhone, which I kind of understand, but the idea of plopping a big MacBook in something like the iMac display just seems a little bizarre.
     

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