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Ivan Duffles Calculating status...
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Oct 23, 2012 11:37 AM

They forgot to add a CD drive to their new iMac. ( At least that's what's apparent from the coming soon pictures )

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to Ivan Duffles)

  • WALTER-MILANO-ITALY Level 4 Level 4 (2,175 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to Ivan Duffles)

    Seriousness ??

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to Ivan Duffles)

    I haven't seen it yet myself, but I'm thinking thinner might run cooler since the interior volume of air will be less & "turned over" faster with the same amount of fan, that and the Aluminum being closer to the heat generators & likely "offing" more heat.

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    Oct 23, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to Ivan Duffles)

    I hope apple jumps in and starts to pitch why we will all love this missing feature months from now,  I will give them the benefit of the doubt, but CDs are still common place Photographers use them, brides want them, companies pass information with them.  Yes one day they will go away, but it is not happening that soon. 

     

    That said.... WAAAAAAAAAA !  I have been saving for this new Imac and now, I am not sure about getting it.

     

    Apple,  Please show us why this move was made???

  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 1:51 PM (in response to pjwarneka)

    Well ... floppies were once commonplace too ... and were replaced by CD/DVD ...

     

    In my mind, speaking as a fellow photographer ... I think the advanced performance of the new ssd/hdd combo will more than make up for adding an external optical drive for the interim ...

  • dkaechler Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 2:09 PM (in response to Ivan Duffles)

    Yep someone peed in the pickles. A fully loaded iMac will run at 4k and leaving out the cd/dvd drive IMHO is a mistake.I'm sure there are more people that require one than those that do not.

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 2:19 PM (in response to pjwarneka)

    Not good news for the audio enthusiast either by the looks:

     

    Screen shot 2012-10-23 at 22.15.40.png

     

    Want use a third party Mic on line-in? Or (whisper it) rescue audio from those old cassette tapes?

    Looks like you'll be spending more dosh with Griffin.

  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 2:20 PM (in response to Ivan Duffles)

    Go back and look at online discussions (circa 1998) when Apple omitted the floppy drive from the original iMac ... you would see many of the same arguments that we are seeing today about the optical drives ... I don't think that Apple or Apple users are going to suffer from the absence ...

     

    In my last four computers ... with the exception of one power supply ... all my hardware problems were with the optical drives of one form or another ... I'm not going to lose sleep if I have to work with an external ...

     

    This was also the most heated topic of discussion with the introduction of the Retina Macbook Pro ... doesn't seem to have hurt sales so far ...

  • pjwarneka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 2:49 PM (in response to ButchM)

    Butch

    But you remember that most machines had both cd and flop and now a days there are many options. Many clients have limited FTP delivery and right now disks are the common method of delivery.  Many firms will not allow jump drives to be connected without encription.  I don't know what you shoot butch but the fortune 100 is not dropping disks soon.  I'm guessing apple is giving drives for free like Nikon did with x. 

  • ButchM Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to pjwarneka)

    Well ... though I have been a full time pro shooter since 1976 ... I rarely get to swim with any Fortune 100 clients ... however, the lowly (very sub-fortune 500) clients I do serve have no issue with digital delivery either FTP, or directly through their own network when I shoot on site ... In fact I have only one commercial client that requests their images on CD/DVD ... the rest just want the files in any efficient manner I can deliver them ... I can't imagine that the Fortune 100 are still working with dialup internet access ...

     

    This whole issue is a tempest in a tea pot ... it's quite simple ... if the new Macs don't sell because they lack an optical drive ... I suppose Apple will go back to the drawing board ... but if I were you, I wouldn't hold my breath ... especially considering you can pick up a quality external USB/Firewire optical drives for less than $60 ... It's really a non issue when you consider the big picture ... Time and technology move on ... you adapt or get left behind ...

  • John Pavilonis Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 6:10 PM (in response to Ivan Duffles)

    I want my DVD burner. There is no alternative that is better yet. This was a stupid move on Apples part.

     

    I can't run my business off of jump drives and FTP. Just wont work.

     

    My old mac just died. Was considering getting a new one, but not now. I have to think about it more. Don't want to go back to PC's, but that may be the next best alternative.

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