Another firewire complaint

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  1. ctmsound macrumors newbie

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    Ok, the new mac mini and iMac both have firewire 800. Apple considers these "consumer" devices", yet the consumer laptop (mac book) doesn't have any firewire whatsoever.

    Beats me...
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Well, he said it was "another" complaint in the title ;)
    At least he was honest

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  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you insist...

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  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    There was an unofficial/possibly fake email from Steve Jobs that suggested that. Others way there wasn't enough room on the logic board.

    I think Apple realise how much people want FireWire from the outburst from the MacBook. It wouldn't surprise me if they had originally planned to dump it from the iMac and Mac Mini.
     
  7. xoggyux macrumors 6502

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    just one question what does FW is used for today? I know that years ago some high end video cameras had it, but now every camera uses memory cards and usb instead. also HHD uses them but only very expensive HDD got FW and for that it is better to buy an eSATA which is faster and cheaper, so whats all about the FW???
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Well I look forward to the next revision of the Macbook where they add FireWire back in like they did with the original Macbook Pro.
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There are tons of threads that discuss this already... no need for a rehash here
    MRoogle

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  10. sochet macrumors regular

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    It's used VERY extensively in the recording world for external soundcards. USB can't transmit 8 separate audio streams at the same time (yet) So I had to buy a MBP over a macbook just to do work. (Firewire is used on audio interfaces in the $200-$4000 range, past that it's mainly pcie cards)
     
  11. xoggyux macrumors 6502

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    :eek: are you nuts? do you really think it is better to tell me to google it rather than give me a quick answer? what did you ever bothered in saying it... :p

    you see? thats the spirit..


    well that explains why apple put FW only in MBP, to force people spending a few extra bucks :p
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    It wouldn't surprise me if they did.
     
  13. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    FW is a consumer I/O that proved to be 'good enough' for lower end professional usage and it's only been relatively recently that HDD or memory card based cameras have been able to match the quality of their tape/firewire based cousins.


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  14. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Desktop devices have more room for ports than an inch-thick portable.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They could have at least kept a 4-pin mini on that computer.
     

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