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  • pipogoro Level 1 Level 1

    I need the optical drive... Wish I could say go to the cloud to clients but most of them don't undertand a thing!!!! Brides want a DVD with their face on it. A horse breeder that I work for went and bought a blu ray and his kid said to him "we've got that in the PS3", his kid has ipad, mac book, ipod touch, the lot.... The one that pays don't understand. I'll pay the difference for the DVD it's cheap the thunderbolt converters too. I can afford them... Is it wright??? No!!!!


    I can't take the job of converting this people to new technologies. They get mad and eventualy stop calling me because they feel stupid. I need the clients. I need the bussines. I used to be able to charge for an editing studio... In this economy I can't any more... It's not only about a simple system it's about bussines and the capacity to be able to charge for something. I used to have Mac Pro solutions that I had to sell because it wasn´t profitable enough. Can't buy a mac pro cause I can't charge it. Been waiting for new iMac and this guy from apple tell to my face "there's a DVD drive for those who live in the past", it's sad.


    It's not just complaining, is the reality, I need solutions not religion... I went and bought dual g4 and dual g5 that had a high cost at the time and change them before complete profit for intel Mac Pro solutions that I had to sell... I buy mac because it's the best it's a mercedes, if I want a hyundai or a hyundai would just do, I would grab it... But when you pay for a mercedes and get a hyundai then you are screwed.


    Just accepting stuff won't do... Bussines is bussines they do theirs and it's fine by me as long as they let me do mine. Complaining just here won't do that's why I already complainted to them. I won't be a lamb in this situation accepting blindly what these folks from apple say; I pay I need result guys. You should get yours too. I don't need excuses I can make my own...


    A little cranky!!! Yes!!! What you gonna do... It's just that... Crankyness... The crankyness of reality...

  • britny Level 1 Level 1

    just do what a lot of us do. buy used when needed and find one that has the features you want. i have g4 imac (bought new) and it has more features that i need to use than the 2012 imac. somehow that just doesn't seem right.

  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6

    seventy one wrote:

    I'm retired too, hence the (mini) complaint.   But I really can't afford to be tied to a machine that has built in obsolescence that raises its head far too often. 

    I'm afraid that is increasingly going to be true in the future, & not just with Apple products. New technology is coming at an ever increasing rate & constantly requires faster & more powerful hardware to use it.


    OTOH, our old stuff isn't really obsolete until it can't do something new that we want to it to do. Then we have to decide if the price of upgrading justifies that, & if we can afford it. With Apple's stuff, it usually is, so I guess they must be doing something right.

  • J.K. ROFLing Level 4 Level 4

    ROFL, sorry to laugh guys, but it's "deja vu all over again" to quote the great Yogi Berra. But it's like it is 1998 all over again and I am reading the complaints about the new Bondi Blue iMac. "Horrors, no floppy drive. Oh, no just USB connectors. What ever are we going to do?" When was the last time you needed a floppy drive? Now you can't even find the "new" USB.

  • pipogoro Level 1 Level 1

    That's what I kind of did....Britny.. And what i'm kind of gonna do....I'm on one of those dual g5 that got left behind... Just trying to upgrade but apple forgot the audio/video guys... They can't put in the market a computer that is half way for the guys that they relied on... let's see what may come in january... Perhaps an afordable mac pro???ja!!! It really weird but the mac mini is much better suited than the iMac now a days... Maybe I'll go there!!!

  • britny Level 1 Level 1

    yeah, my older machines will do all i need em to do  (and run my older software) EXCEPT provide a satisfactory internet experience. my solution will be to add a modern laptop to my harem and just use it for internet.

  • pipogoro Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah!!! I had to do tweaks to this one in order to keep it internet legal!!!! Ja!!! It's a shame they drop universal, if they didn't I would think of upgrading in 2 years time!!!!

  • grandfield Level 1 Level 1

    Apple dumped the DVD drive to stop the overheating issues that has killed off endless very expensive iMacs.


    Also, the new thinner version has a huge hump in the back to pack all the goods in.


    Hey, thin costs... We are all mugs !

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4

    Apple dumped the DVD drive to stop the overheating issues that has killed off endless very expensive iMacs.


    When the DVD drive is not running, it uses 0.07 Watts.


    Apple is the largest media company in the world. They sell nothing on disk. It is to their financial advantage to have the physical possession of movies go away.  (I am not participating in this.)


    For a variety of obvious reasons Apple would prefer your movies to be stored on the cloud. Many people however prefer to have a physical copy, that they can possess, that is easily playable on over 700 million DVD players worldwide.

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4

    Just do what I will be doing: don't buy a new iMac!


    I got a Mac Pro.   Mine has two DVD drives (one is a Blu-Ray).  Love it !

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    Hang on to it and treat it with ongoing TLC!

  • Creeper523 Level 1 Level 1

    Do you see how slow and crappy the apple superdrive is?  $80 for that, $30 for firewire adapter, $40 for a USB hub, $100 more on top of premium price so you can get less. Jeez...

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    When was the last time you needed a floppy drive?


  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    Adding to that, my macally USB Floppy DD for Mac and my Iomega ZIP 250 readers/writers work w/o any issues.

  • Fred Jorge Level 1 Level 1

    MichelPM wrote:


    It's probably better this way. There are better external  writable optical drives on the market than what Apple was installing into the iMac.


    It's not probably better this way. I was eagerly waiting for a new iMac, but now I'm very disappointed since there is no DVD drive. I hoped to get a bluray in the new one. I want simplicity and a clean desk. I burn dvds regularly and I don't really need the current fastest new external drive. I don't like the "cloud" and downloadable media, I like to have files backed up on physical formats. Now this news! It is awful. It may sound like I'm sulking, but it seems as if Apple is disregarding many of it's customers needs. It looks like I won't be buying a new Mac.


    Apple......are you awake?

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