Originally Posted by solipsism
Operative words: high end
proving that fw is not "outdated tech"
USB3.0 is the replacement for USB2.0
USB3 doesn't exist yet - not til the end of 2009 at the earliest - you understand that right?
And becasue of that Apple is required to keep FW400 in their entire MB line, despite it being available in the low-end MB, and the MBPs have FW800. The writing is on the wall.
no one on this thread has ever said that FW400 is required - just FW...
FW800+ on a MB would be great!
Besides that, Apple has removed FW800 from the MBP, which is marketed a prosumer and professional machine. FW400 as a port interface is a dead end, you will accept this sooner or later.
i presume you mean fw400 has been removed
again if they replace
fw400 ports with fw800
you won't hear anyone complaining... i agree
is another thing entirely
Facts and logic make it so.
make what so? - you said that firewire was outdated technology now (below) you limit that to fw400
I never stated that FW is dead, I stated that FW400 is an obsolescing port interface. I also stated that this may not have happened if Apple had had the foresight to use the same port interface for FW400 as it uses for FW800-3200. I also stated that the new design of the unibody MB and MBPs do not allow for the same number of ports to be present, and that the low man on the totem pole is FW400, for the reasons stated above.
so if it's only fw400 which is "obsolescent" then why not fw800
Dying? if it's going bad then buy a $999 MB or a refurbished black MB. This woos me, sky is falling attitude about 2 of 3 MB models not having FW400 is such incredible whining. Apple is YOUR company. If they offer a product you like/want/need, then buy it. If they don't, then don't buy it, but whining about it on a forum makes no sense. Perhaps you should rework your posts into emails to Steve Jobs. They will potentially serve a much better purpose to get FW back into the MB. BTW, where will they put it. I see no place to put it that doesn't involve reducing the battery size (which also had to shrink to make the new unibody Mac notebooks) so ports can be placed on the other side of the Kensington lock or by removing a USB port, but since USB is considerably more useful to almost everyone but a few posters on this forum, I don't see Apple removing it in favour of adding FW. Perhaps they can push the ports together in some places, but I've checked these new unibody machines against other machines and these are already pushed together as close as they can.
the space issue has been debunked a number of times
if you think they're limited on space just have a look at some netbooks
if apple can't fit an small extra port on a 13" notebook they are really struggling...
ok if you're happy fine - excellent - but then why are you here?
we're here to discuss the merits of FW and see if there's something we've missed
it's been an excellent and informative thread - i've learnt loads
if you're convinced that your decision is right (and for your needs perhaps the MB is perfect) then...
ps there's no "woe is me" attitude here - accusing people of that is more a whine in itself