Phil Schiller talks computers, touchscreens and voice


The new Pros have no SD card slot for a camera memory card. Why not?

Because of a couple of things. One, it’s a bit of a cumbersome slot. You’ve got this thing sticking halfway out. Then there are very fine and fast USB card readers, and then you can use CompactFlash as well as SD. So we could never really resolve this – we picked SD because more consumer cameras have SD but you can only pick one. So, that was a bit of a trade-off. And then more and more cameras are starting to build wireless transfer into the camera. That’s proving very useful. So we think there’s a path forward where you can use a physical adaptor if you want, or do wireless transfer… More at The Independent.

There are no revelations in this interview, but the entire interview is worth a read if you want to know the thinking behind the new Apple products.


One thought on “Phil Schiller talks computers, touchscreens and voice

  1. “this thing sticking halfway out” – err, only when it’s in use? I mean every other port has stuff hanging out when in use, right?

    Wireless transfer? Seemed like a gimmick w/ specialty SD wifi cards 3 years ago, has it gotten that much better? I think the message here is “consumer cameras go screw anyway, everyone taking photos with their phones”

    I love the SD card in my Air and Work Pro, because it’s a great medium for file transfer and backup, simple file storage.

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