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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.

Well, you eat actual apples and then later you...well...you know.

However, I am not sure the Apple Attitude about is untrue...they seem to just assume that people will be happy with their products. I never realized how unhappy I was with the iPhone I was using for 2 years up until a few months ago when I got a my first non-Apple smart phone
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/29/12 at 11:57am
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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.

doh.gif It's down to form factor.
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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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Not usually an Apple fan, but this is a good step, we don't need CDs, DVDs or Blu-rays anymore. Good job
Could not disagree more. You are not looking at the big picture. The entire point of Blu-Ray is to provide a jump in quality, both visually and aural. Until you find a solution where streamed movies are not compressed and it doesn't take hours to download on an average connection, Blu-Ray discs will always be useful. I also still buy all my CDs because I don't want to lose audio quality.
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Well, you eat actual apples and then later you...well...you know.
However, I am not sure the Apple Attitude about is untrue...they seem to just assume that people will be happy with their products. I never realized how unhappy I was with the iPhone for 2 years and up until a few months ago when I got a my first non-Apple smart phone

Jobs was famously quoted to say that the consumer needs to be told what they want. Henry Ford worked the same way, and said If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse”

And it works/ed.

Thanks to them everyone wants things like IPS displays, etc. Manufacturers are putting IPS displays in their devices thanks to iPhone/iPad.

Windows 8 is trying to do the same thing.
 
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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.

If you read it again, I am pretty sure you will understand the sentence this time. I think you skipped over a couple words. The statement is actually mostly correct. Excuse me while it takes 2 minutes to buy a DVD/BD. "Forgot to factor in time going to the store." I'm not lazy... And in that scenario would be a trip to a department store, or to a mall.
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What they mean is, they want you to get everything on iTunes, where they make money.
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Could not disagree more. You are not looking at the big picture. The entire point of Blu-Ray is to provide a jump in quality, both visually and aural. Until you find a solution where streamed movies are not compressed and it doesn't take hours to download on an average connection, Blu-Ray discs will always be useful. I also still buy all my CDs because I don't want to lose audio quality.

Streaming may not be quite there yet, but even on a fairly mediocre broadband it does not take that long to download a movie at or near BluRay quality. As for audio, there are many sources for lossless quality downloads in a variety of formats.

I do still think physical media has a place, but it's generally not on ultrabook-class, or smaller, devices.
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What they mean is, they want you to get everything on iTunes, where they make money.

Yep. This 100%.
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If you read it again, I am pretty sure you will understand the sentence this time. I think you skipped over a couple words. The statement is actually mostly correct. Excuse me while it takes 2 minutes to buy a DVD/BD. "Forgot to factor in time going to the store." I'm not lazy... And in that scenario would be a trip to a department store, or to a mall.

i understood it the first time. Like it or not, digital delivery is the future, as well as other online services, such as the concept of SaaS. Laziness has nothing to do with it.

I'm kind of curious to why people dont complain about Steam or any other digital store and not receiving media. People just started noticing now that it's baked into the OS. Double standard? I think so. Movies are no different.
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I also still buy all my CDs because I don't want to lose audio quality.

you need to be buying vinyl, my friend.
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What they mean is, they want you to get everything on iTunes, where they make money.

No, what they mean is "We want our computers to be thinner" and "We don't want to pay Sony a fee for using bluray"

If that is what they meant why do they sell their own USB DVD drives?
    
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