I do not believe in this case Apple are just trying to milk the consumer.
read that back to yourself and try not to lol...
See unlike you I don't believe Apple are some evil empire, and I use their computers. So I have no preconception that every move they make is malicious. To a lot of people myself included, a single port that can handle a break out box like the one Belkin will offer is actually a useful thing in the end. One port that gets friction connecting and disconnecting etc.
This conversation happened when USB and firewire came out... or anytime a new standard is introduced. Thunderbolt is way faster than the current top of the line systems bus speeds, so it's well future proof. Apple thinks this will sell their computers
; the idea that they're willing to take this chance so they can sell a $25 converter is odd considering if their customers have your logic they won't buy them. Seriously, think about it, they believe this will be a way to sell their hardware, and make for some third party docking type solutions like that Belkin one.
also... I don't see anyone following their "lead" on this. Ethernet is faster than WIFI.
The Onboard Ethernet adapter is in there... why not put the Ethernet input that connects to it.. ?
Likely it will remain a Mac only feature for a while. It's hard to say, will PC manufacturers adopt or stick with a huge bundle of ports on their laptops? The thing is the open market on desktops ensures that likely we'll not see too many Thunderbolt ports on PC Windows towers.
When was the last time you used your Gigabit port on your laptop? I last used it over 4 years ago.
I don't think I'm alone in that. I hooked up the Mac Pro here with it and thought I would notice the BLAZING SPEEDS, but alas, music software developers simply do not have fast downloads, period!
you do pay x2 for a Mac vs. similar spec PC laptop hardware don't ya?
the answer is obvious.
I don't, I have no idea how much Apple products are in Israel, but here in the states it's more like about 20% more. Which IMO is more than covered by the OS and case design etc. Also, seriously why the fuck do you care? You're acting all outraged about and reading threads on a product line that you don't use??? You're trolling now, but if you were simply interested in the technology, the answer is simple and plain as day, Thunderbolt can act as a docking station, that's clear with the Belkin breakout box and the Cinema displays Apple are making now. If you followed Apple pricing you would know that devices like the Macbook Air are going way down in price, probably largely due to the streamlining of the design and moving parts etc.
Apple is making a killing. 3rd party manufacturers need to pay Apple.
and they pay in bulk... not like the pesky users....that pay in pennies..
money in the bank for Apple...
Right and they all go broke selling product to consumers except evil ol Apple....
All those broke iOS developers are right there with you bro.