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No DVD drive in new iMac ???

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  • ajophoto Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2012 8:53 AM (in response to michael tfromsacramento)

    This discussion is all a bit academic at the moment since it appears that these new iMacs are indeed delayed according to MacBidouille

     

    http://is.gd/tYi1L4

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,435 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to ajophoto)

    people can connect usb optical drives and even if it's external it will work 100% the same as the build in one....

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,365 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to ajophoto)

    The new iMac will be available on Friday November 30. The bigger one next month.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,365 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to Rudegar)

    Rudegar wrote:

     

    people can connect usb optical drives and even if it's external it will work 100% the same as the build in one....

    Hopefully better!

  • Fred Jorge Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to Rudegar)

    Rudegar wrote:

     

    people can connect usb optical drives and even if it's external it will work 100% the same as the build in one....

    The whole point of this discussion is that the iMac is no longer an all in one and the fact that Apple has an agenda by removing the optical drive way too soon, with little regard for their customers needs. We know you can add a usb drive....all at an additional cost on top of a price increase.

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,255 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 8:02 PM (in response to Fred Jorge)

    the iMac is no longer an all in one and the fact that Apple has an agenda by removing the optical drive way too soon, with little regard for their customers needs. We know you can add a usb drive....all at an additional cost on top of a price increase.

     

    I would like to nominate you for CEO of Apple.

  • Fred Jorge Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 10:13 AM (in response to Ziatron)

    Ziatron wrote:

     

    the iMac is no longer an all in one and the fact that Apple has an agenda by removing the optical drive way too soon, with little regard for their customers needs. We know you can add a usb drive....all at an additional cost on top of a price increase.

     

    I would like to nominate you for CEO of Apple.

     

    Ziatron

    And which office would you occupy? I'm sure you have it all figured out.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,480 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 10:28 AM (in response to Fred Jorge)

    Sorry, it's my job!    I raised all these points within the first half dozen posts.   I deserve the nomination (and the salary to go with it).

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,060 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to seventy one)

    But there'd be a problem not having a green card     You wouldn't want to be one of those illegal immigrants, now would you????

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,480 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 10:43 AM (in response to babowa)

    I've got one, believe it or not     It's a bit dated and may need renewal but I worked for a group of US Department Stores for many years. 

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,060 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 12:48 PM (in response to seventy one)

    Hahaha, those things expire unless you visit the US twice a year (not sure of the current rules, but that was a rule years ago). Can't just "renew" it - have to go through the application process again first. And you'd need character witnesses.......

  • Mikepd63 Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2012 9:35 AM (in response to grandfield)

    Well I was all set to go for an IMAC for the first time - my HP laptop has just failed - but no DVD writer means I am thinking again. 

  • luisbedin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 6:51 PM (in response to Rudegar)

    "It should also be noted that the latest iMac does not come with a DVD drive, but that Apple does offer their USB SuperDrive as an add-on for $79. It is capable of burning CDs, DVDs, and dual-layer DVDs. Other manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, and Seatech offer external drives compatible with Apple products starting under $40."

    WHERE IS THE ALL IN ONE CONCEPT!? Clean table and everything else. WT.. APPLE!!! Ok, my MBPro sends information that I haven't been using my DVD drive so much, but Apple, you could not do that, yet. What about my Series, you should put a BluRay drive also, not remove the DVD one. And that "SuperDrive" doesn't read BluRay too!!!

  • luisbedin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 6:53 PM (in response to luisbedin)

    And what if I would like to buy and install a new game? So, I'm not able to do that, is that you are telling me?

  • zBernie2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 6:59 PM (in response to luisbedin)

    No, you cannot install games from DVD -- You need to buy them from Apple!

     

    I wonder if Apple even considered how the lack of an optical drive might impact their penetration into the business marked?  I can't imagine having workstations at work without optical drives, or having to buy and plugin drives over and over again!

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