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  • davshev Level 1 Level 1

    ....and no optical drive.

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
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    I don't know if you noticed or not but Apple is removing the optical drives from all of their computers so what is your point.

     

    They are taking the same postition with optical drive that they took with floppies, those who need them can use externals.

     

    Allan

  • davshev Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, I've noticed. ...but, some of us still need access to an optical drive.  Sure, you can connect an external one, but it is far more convenient for me when it's integrated into the design of the computer, such as when I need to burn a DVD I've just produced or have to install sofware which is only available on a disc. 

  • Patrick Hernalsteen Level 1 Level 1

    His point is probably that DVD is still used by a lot of people. A lot. It makes (some) sense to remove the DVD from a MacBook Pro to gain some space and weight but abolutely no sense on a desktop machine.

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
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    Well it seems you are going to have to discuss that with Apple.

     

    They seem to think that there are not enough people who want that to matter.

     

    Allan

  • Patrick Hernalsteen Level 1 Level 1

    A discussion with Apple. That would be a great idea. If only yhey were open to discussion and willing to listen.

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
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    If everyone that felt an optical drive was needed would post to http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html and if that that number was sigificantly large ( that is the more doubtful "if" ) then maybe Apple might reconsider their decision. Crying about it here is totally worthless.

     

    Allan

  • Patrick Hernalsteen Level 1 Level 1

    This is the feedback form for Mac OS X, not MacPro.

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
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    Sorry. Grabbed the wrong one.

     

    Try http://www.apple.com/feedback/mac-pro.html

     

    Allan

  • davshev Level 1 Level 1

    Allan, thanks for the link.  I sent my suggestion to Apple...but I'm not going to hold my breath. 

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
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    Good plan. It didn't work with floppies either. Apple doesn't make these kind of decisions on a whim.

     

    At that time there were some very vocal people arguing to keep the floppies but the numbers were just not enough for Apple to change their mind. Today it is the norm to have no floppies.

     

    Allan

  • Bill Butler Level 2 Level 2

    Allan Eckert wrote:

     

    Good plan. It didn't work with floppies either. Apple doesn't make these kind of decisions on a whim.

     

    At that time there were some very vocal people arguing to keep the floppies but the numbers were just not enough for Apple to change their mind. Today it is the norm to have no floppies.

     

    Allan

     

    That's an invalid example, since the 3.5" disks were already being replaced by optical drives. Apple isn't replacing the optical drive with anything. Also, your deduction that Apple doesn't "make these kind of decisions on a whim" is without a point, since any company including Apple can make terrible decisions after careful consideration -- and has.

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
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    Guess how much all of the will carry with Apple.

     

    Allan

  • FatMac>MacPro Level 5 Level 5

    Bill Butler wrote:

     

     

    ...That's an invalid example, since the 3.5" disks were already being replaced by optical drives. Apple isn't replacing the optical drive with anything...

    Depending on what you plan to do with either the 3.5" floppy or the optical disk, Apple doesn't have to replace the media with anything because the computer industry already has: the USB flash drive. The USB port is ubiquitous and properly formatted, a flash drive can be pretty much universal. It's significant that when Apple moved to OS downloads to replace installer disks (my first OS installer disk was on a floppy), for those with limited bandwidths, Apple offered the installers on flash drives.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9

    Apple isn't replacing the optical drive with anything.

    Did you miss the issuance of current versions of Mac OS X via download, the existence of The Mac App Store, and iTunes? Apple is replacing has replaced the optical drive with Download.

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