Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
Apple has a habit of doing away with hardware they feel is a waste of valuable real estate inside their devices. They did it with optical media like DVD burners, CD burners, etc for their line of air books. They are making users like me get used to working wirelessly and through clouds like Dropbox. I think it’s forward thinking and the result is more space for battery, wireless hardware, etc. They embrace industrial design minimalism. That’s pretty apparent by now. I’m surprised these devices still have home buttons frankly.