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Written by Christopher Price   
Saturday, 20 May 2006
Fallout continues in the computer industry as Apple finally removes the last machine from their lineup that has a 56k modem built-in, the iBook. However, the lack of a modem is part of the bigger picture that Apple is pushing.

Every U.S. wireless provider now offers some affordable way to use your cell phone as a modem. Also, every carrier offers options that are at least 3x faster than dial-up nationwide (EDGE/1xRTT at a minimum). When Apple killed ADB and Serial Ports on the iMac, the world clamored in protest. Now, the world thanks Apple for making USB come together.

Apple is clearly telling people it's time to get wireless and stop relying on dial-up. And that's a good thing.

At PCS Intel, we see the concern of users, true, things aren't exactly clear right now. Things weren't perfectly clear when choosing from the first USB devices either. We're working on a new initiative that will make connecting to the web as simple as browsing our Phones Section. We hope to have it finished in the coming weeks, and will make even the least informed users able to dump their dial-up for good.
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