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Good thing I buy from companies that allow optical discs in their products thumb.gif I will continue to insist that future laptops I buy have optical drives until they no longer make them.
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Good thing I buy from companies that allow optical discs in their products thumb.gif I will continue to insist that future laptops I buy have optical drives until they no longer make them.

Did you just read the title?

They aren't banning optical drives, they are just getting rid of internal ones (except in the Mac Pro for now) because they can't get the same form factor they have now with optical drives.
    
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I got rid of disc drives long ago. Touche apple, touche.
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I haven't been putting optical drives in my rigs for 6-7 years now. I used an external if I needed too. But even that is a thing of the past. The only time I ever use my BD drives now is to rip the media.
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fine if you want to get rid of discs but dont remove support for it entirely and allow external drives

i'm guessing alot of film makers would cry
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fine if you want to get rid of discs but dont remove support for it entirely and allow external drives

i'm guessing alot of film makers would cry

They never supported Blu-ray, neither does Windows. For either Windows or OSX you need a third-party program to play Blu-ray movies.
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I got rid of disc drives long ago. Touche apple, touche.
werd.gif

I haven't been putting optical drives in my rigs for 6-7 years now. I used an external if I needed too. But even that is a thing of the past. The only time I ever use my BD drives now is to rip the media.

Yep agreed. If optical media went away tomorrow I wouldn't care in the slightest
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Watching a DVD 14 years ago was freaking cool to me. That was 1998. Watching a Blu-Ray on my desktop the first time was a visual orgasm. What is Apple thinking? I can see it already, "We decided to ditch the optical drive in the Mac Pro because professionals told us they would rather use our cloud system."


LOL!
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What make you think there will be a new Mac Pro? There hasn't been a real update in 2 years.
 
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If you look at the rate the average internet connection has been increasing over the last 4 years (I'm not sure about the US, but the UK it's 2.5 times faster now than it was 4 years ago) If it's the same in the US then in 4 years the average will be 22.5 Mbps assuming the speed increase rate is 2.5 times faster. If you got that 86% faster than the US from speedtest.net then it's not entirely accurate. speedtest.net gets those speeds from people who take the tests.
The point of my 4K to 1080p BD comparison is that if I can get video quality much better than bluray now while streaming was that it's possible now for some people. The problem is "some people" is like 10% of the everyone, which is why current movie streaming sites/application aren't as good as BD, they want to cater to most people to get more money.
I never said it was an option for everyone. That is why I said you can get external optical drives. Someone even said blu-ray playback isn't even native in Windows, so why are people even complaining about this?
It seem most of OCN completely forgets about everything to do with computers when it's a thread about Apple, they aren't doing it specifically to get iTunes sales. Have you seen the new iMac and the retina MacBook Pros? Where exactly are you supposed to fit an internal optical drive?. And yes, one third of postcodes in the UK have crap connection, one third have reasonably good connection and one third have really good connections.

Right and all the influx of iTunes movide sales will just be totally unfortunate, right?

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It's about iTunes primary, thinner computers secondary.
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They never supported Blu-ray, neither does Windows. For either Windows or OSX you need a third-party program to play Blu-ray movies.

Wrong... Please check the Blu-ray Disc Association board of members.

Walt disney and warner bros are on it.
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