Hidden ibook price bump?

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  1. Red Belly macrumors member

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    I may be mistaken, but previously didn't the ibooks come with a firewire cable?

    Now they don't.

    rb
     
  2. paperinacup macrumors 6502

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  3. nightdweller25 macrumors 6502

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    Hahaha, the iBooks never came with a Firewire cable, E V E R. No mac does, or ever did, not in the past few years anyways.
     
  4. Mood macrumors regular

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    actually the 20 gig ipod used to come with a firewire cable AND a usb 2.0 cable, the new ones don't.
     
  5. Red Belly thread starter macrumors member

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  6. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    The iPod's used to come with a firewire cable and now only come with a USB 2.0 cable, maybe you are getting confused with the iBooks and iPod's...

    SHadOW :rolleyes:
     
  7. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    My 2001 G4 533MHz came with 2 Firewire cables. One standard and one for a Mini-DV camera.
     
  8. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    Interesting, but we're talking about iBooks here.
     
  9. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Bought my iBook in Dec.2004 and no FW came with it nor did my eMac.
     
  10. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    The only machine that I would think would come with a FireWire cable would be the PowerMac, and that's it. Even though they don't.

    No FireWire cables included in any of the lines.
     
  11. Aeronautical macrumors member

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    Shouldn't firewire cables come with the devices you need to connect to a Mac? No reason for Apple to bundle them with the computer's accessories.
     
  12. mca2 macrumors newbie

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    Hidden price bump??

    Here in NL prices for the 12" went up from 999 to 1039 euro (US$1200 to 1250).
     
  13. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    My old-school iMac DV SE came with a firewire cable. :)

    Never used it though....
     
  14. iDM macrumors 6502a

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    You would think so, i mean with so many products out their that use Firewire they "should" be bundled with a cable.
     
  15. Aeronautical macrumors member

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    Exactly, if you buy a usb device it has a cable included with it (these days it has, that wasn't always the case). We should ask firewire hardware makers to bundle cables, not Apple!
     
  16. cardiac dave macrumors regular

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    Assuming that Apple took the chance to adjust the pricing worldwide to compensate for currency fluctuations (devalued US dollar?)
     
  17. iGary Guest

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    My iMac G5 came with one.
     
  18. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    Mine didn't. RevA 1.8ghz 17" from an Apple store.

    And, quite a few USB devices do NOT include a cable. Printers are the best example of this... the USB device is probably fairly low profit margin, but cables are very high margin, so they separate them and lure you in with a low price, only to sell you rip off add-ons. It's a good idea to buy a 2 or 4 pack of USB and/or FW cables from a low price dealer and just have them around.
     

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