Will Express card34 slots come back?

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  1. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    In the 15" models as well? I know not a ton of people have a use for it but I do need it and I don't really want to lug around a 17" and was wondering if possibly in the next refresh would they put them back in the 15" models also.
     
  2. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe, we won't know until some rumors with pics with the new body come out. go here, apple.com/feedback
     
  3. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    No. With faster ports coming the expresscard slot is dead, plus Apple doesn't like to support the port either.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, deader then a door nail.

    Firewire is on life support as well. Apple once a staunch supporter seems to be pulling away from this as well.
     
  5. wakka092 macrumors 6502

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    Expresscard made more sense when things like 3G cards were too clunky for a USB port, but that problem's gone. Expresscard is a high-speed interface akin to PCI-Express, but USB3 should supercede it.
     
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    lug around a 17" lol it should come with a crane and one of those little cars that say "OVERSIZED LOAD" on it :rolleyes::D

    expresscard ain't dead, but not enough people used it on the 15". Lots of my buddies though it was some sort of remote holder (that didn't work) or maybe a vent, or just something you stick your fingernail in when you're board.
     
  7. wakka092 macrumors 6502

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    Oh, and Apple claimed when pulling the Expresscard slot from the 15" that less than 10% of owners actually used it, and people wanted a SD slot.
     
  8. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    If that were true. Apple would of released their newest Macs with USB3 support and replaced the fatter, resource wasting USB ports for the more compact MicroUSB.
     
  9. andrew086 macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately, I don't see this coming back. But if it does, I'm sure it won't be ExpressCard 34 but rather ExpressCard 2.0.
     
  10. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I highly doubt it makes sense replacing the USB ports with MicroUSB. You would need adapters for every single USB device you use. More little parts to carry around and to lose. Not a great proposition.
     
  11. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    huh?

    34 is the slot size and 2.0 is the specification, which calls for backwards compatability with older devices..sooo it will be ex34
     

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