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[CT] Apple Bans Blu-ray From Macs.

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Apple will never let you watch Blu-ray movies on your Mac, because discs are "holding us back". Apple has revealed the reasons the new MacBook Pro with retina display and the new super-slim iMac ditch disc drives altogether, and it's bad news for Blu-ray.

Apple marketing mouthpiece Phil Schiller told Time Blu-ray comes with "issues unrelated to the actual quality of the movie that make a complex and not-great technology".

"These old technologies are holding us back," he adds. "They're anchors on where we want to go."
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apple is getting rid of pretty much these days... probably so in the future they can make people pay anything they say for anything because it's an "apple exclusive"
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Oh Apple... Keep up these grand decisions and you'll just slowly hurt yourself more and more in the long term thumb.gif
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Not usually an Apple fan, but this is a good step, we don't need CDs, DVDs or Blu-rays anymore. Good job
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Lol.
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These old technologies are holding us back

Whoa, look out guys, we got some technology geniuses here.

If I were Sony/MPAA, I'd simply stop licensing movies to be distributed via iTunes.
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They have a point, but seriously, how STUPID a move is this? I mean if you are going to not provide backwards compatibility for a relatively new industry standard, then what good is a "Personal Computer" if you have to throw away your media library and buy it new from Apple every 3 years?

I wonder what Sony did to tick the boys over at Apple off.
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I do agree that disc-drives as a concept are pretty old. I'm sure this is just to push for the existing iTunes HD movie selection. Still, there's no way to transport that type of media other than an external hard-drive... But the only people that affects are those with Blu-Ray only players and the most popular Blu-Ray player is the PS3 which can play from an external.
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Not usually an Apple fan, but this is a good step, we don't need CDs, DVDs or Blu-rays anymore. Good job

You do until the law changes and you are legally allowed to rip what you already bought.
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Apple at it again lol.
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I don't want to jump on the bash-apple train but the last line of the article was pretty funny to me.

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Or you could, y'know, thumb your nose at Apple and buy a proper computer with a disc drive in it.
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