Oh Engadget, how trite art thou
? Leave it to them to get excited about the iPod dock on a machine that will be the least expensive and fastest DNA sequencer yet built. The iPod dock is one of several options the Ion Torrent machine has for attaching external mass storage. Why is it there? Because if you're going to pay fifty grand for a sequencer, it's just good business to spring for the two dollars worth of parts if it lets potential customers use whatever mass storage options they have available.
Harf. Leave it to Engadget to write an article that is actually less interesting than the press release.