Jobs responds to outrage over MacBook's missing FireWire

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  • Reply 1661 of 1665
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,374moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Those 9.5mm BRDs are still obscenely priced



    Yeah, the problem is that they drop in price more quickly and that's mainly due to the movie studios getting on board with it and ordering so many. Bulk orders, cheap manufacturing and the price drops quickly. Until SD is used as a standard distribution format, the demand is only really for the camera market.



    Prices went up over the past year because of lower demand. A company with ties in the music and movie industry needs to step up and take Sony on. Music should be distributed this way too - walk into a store or up to a vending machine and insert the SD card. It's a greener option as it encourages reuse of the media. There's not a whole load of discs being sent out.



    Same deal with movie rental. Instead of holding as many discs, a rental service could just be a huge drive storage with digital versions of all the movies and then when a request is made, it's put onto an SD card and posted out. Televisions would just add a slot on the side - a lot of them do already and this can be used for PVR without a massive noisy set-top box.



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    Originally Posted by Dr Strange Lulz


    I think we'll get that soon, not optical and more SSD (which will be standard soon) and hopefully more ports. Although I'm doubtful on the ports. Apple seems to choose not to add more, not be limited to the number they have. My bets on we will always have the same number give or take 1.



    More ports have the limitation that they have to be soldered to the motherboard so the board has to extend from one side of the machine to the other. The older laptops had this but they had to make an oddly shaped board and fit the power supply in the middle. Still, with the optical unit gone, the motherboard could be that big and more ports added, the hard drive would just have to go at the front of the machine beside the battery like the white MB.



    What I'd prefer to see is the same motherboard, HDD on one side of the board and the entire front portion used for a large thin battery that allows the machine to be thinner. Then drop the MBA as the 13" MB would be light enough (they could probably manage to get it just under 4lbs vs 3 lbs on the MBA - SSD option helps the weight) and much cheaper. Then push the 15" model down in price so that all they have is MBPs.
  • Reply 1662 of 1665
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    More ports have the limitation that they have to be soldered to the motherboard so the board has to extend from one side of the machine to the other. The older laptops had this but they had to make an oddly shaped board and fit the power supply in the middle. Still, with the optical unit gone, the motherboard could be that big and more ports added, the hard drive would just have to go at the front of the machine beside the battery like the white MB.



    Agreed it is possible, but even if Apple could add several more I doubt they ever will. Its not their style to have lots of ports.



    But an issue with the battery is that it almost has to be up front and running across the whole length to balance the notebook. If its off to the side or to far back it doesnt balance well, an issue some notebooks have over looked.
  • Reply 1663 of 1665
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    Originally Posted by OriginalMacRat View Post


    Steve Jobs has finally lost it. (Well, actually he's been a bit loopy for the past year.)



    Time for him to go.



    Agreed. He tried to solve the FW issue but gave us a FW800 port and NOT include a Fw800-to-FW400 cable, so the users have a problem as their FW400 devices needed this new cable.



    It is darn hard to find this cable, hence, they solved HALF a problem. Not the whole problem.
  • Reply 1664 of 1665
    jowie74jowie74 Posts: 540member
    Yeah of course, because not including a Firewire cable costing $10 is reason for a CEO to be removed from a company...
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    rtdunhamrtdunham Posts: 428member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Nano2Gfteo View Post


    It is darn hard to find this cable, hence, they solved HALF a problem. Not the whole problem.



    yeah really hard, you have to go to do a google search, discover you can order it from Other World Computing, order it and wait a day or two. Horrible hardship. We're becoming too, too soft, people.
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