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Originally Posted by iedsri View Post

WHAT IS THE NEW PROCEDURE FOR TRANSFERRING FILES FROM THE MACBOOK TO ANOTHER COMPUTER??

There is no new procedure; just the old cabled or wireless network ones. Or something Time Machine-based. This is why the loss of FW entailed such a rage in the Mac community.

Premature burial... Apple could have waited for USB3, but there is a number of schedule issues here. That's why, I believe, they removed it so early. Oh, moreover FW is now a pro feature (or so Apple makes us think).
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Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post

I had no problem walking into Costco and buying a Half Terabyte Western Digital FW/USB drive for 104.99.

Last time I walked into a Best Buy there was maybe 1 or 2 USB/FW drives, and dozens of USB/eSATA drives. FW was a lot more expensive than eSATA too, though I doubt the BOM would bear much difference in cost.
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Vendors that use FW3.2Gbps will be the ones that must leverage the architectural benefits of FW.

True, but irrelevant if they perceive no host support. Apple's Macbook decision will be seen, rightly or wrongly, as a sign Apple is on the road to abandoning FW entirely. If the inventor of the technology won't push it, why should the vendors?
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Does Apple even have the desire necessary to create such a product?

My estimate would be no. Apple going Intel means Apple follows Intel's lead, including promoting Intel's hardware standards (USB) over its own (FW).
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