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Apples innovation strategy aeems to be blocking still useful software/hardware. I do not grasp how less options is better.
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post #142 of 603
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Originally Posted by iEATu View Post

Either Apple is doing this solely to get people to use iTunes.
Or they hope that all of these companies in the US will start having real bandwidth usage like in other countries. No download caps, 1 Gbps download speed. That's the only reason I see bluray better right now. Because we cant stream or download the highest quality movie file as straight from a bluray disk. Or at least 1080p i mean seriously.

It's neither. If it was the first one, why do they offer a USB DVD drive? It's not the second one either because they don't care about bandwidth usage and data caps.

They are doing it because of form factor. Don't you think it's a bit of a coincidence that the new iMac is 5 mm wide at it's thinnest point and doesn't have a DVD drive. Or that the rMBPs are 1.8 cm thick and don't have a DVD drive?
    
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post #143 of 603
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Originally Posted by Aparition View Post

Meh... what erks me though is that Apple will still charge the same price for less hardware.

As would HP and Dell and well any smart company.
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

That was funny once about 2 years ago. Try coming up with something new.

Amen.

And I agree with the above. Mainly to do with form factor and making things smaller. They can make a full size computer completely handheld and practical, but if you still rely on old bulky optical drives, then it wouldn't be so small or practical. Hey everyone, let's slap a bluray drive on our tablets yeah? It'd be really useful yeah?
Edited by Shrak - 10/29/12 at 11:38am
post #144 of 603
Keep hurting yourself, Apple. While you do that, I'll stick to PC where I have the option to have BD drive in my computer to back up data, rip BD's content for storage, etc. In the long run, optical media will surpass the download alternative. In the short run, the download heavily surpasses optical media and puts it in a low tier.
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Summing up this thread: People complaining about something they don't give two craps.
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Summing up this thread: People complaining about something they don't give two craps.

And the sad part is, a lot of the complaining is coming from people who have, in many other Apple threads, sworn they'd never buy or use an Apple device.
post #147 of 603
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In the long run, optical media will surpass the download alternative. In the short run, the download heavily surpasses optical media and puts it in a low tier.

pretty sure you're mistaken on that one.
 
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post #148 of 603
They do not have a point at all. Apple just wants to control everything and discs aren't under their control. They want to have every aspect of computing under thier thumb so they can slow technology down to profit.
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Apples innovation strategy aeems to be blocking still useful software/hardware. I do not grasp how less options is better.
Apple's not interested in logic, or whether you think less options are better. They will tell you what you should think, and the options you have are the ones they ALLOW you to have. They know what is best for you; just ask them, they'll tell you.
I may have to boycott actual apples because my disgust is so high.
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post #150 of 603
next they will remove the keyboard and mouse then the monitor and case

eventually you will be giving money to apple for nothing
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