There's a rumor out there that Apple will no longer support Firewire in the next generation of laptops, due early in 2006. Apple and Sony pioneered the standard, which provided high-speed transfer between camcorder and computer.
The PC industry had finally promulgated USB, but it was shockingly slow compared to Firewire. Hence we ended up with computers and devices that support both Firewire and USB.
But the rumor is that Apple is dropping support for Firewire.
Good grief, what's next? Apple computers running on Intel processors?