Apple Support Blu-Ray

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by notsofatjames, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    Unless Ive missed something, this is the first ive heard that Apple are officialy supporting BluRay over HD-DVD
    BBC News Link

    Or is this just a loose interpretation of something apple have said in the past
     
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    This is likely related to the fact that they joined the Blu-Ray Association's board of directors more than two years ago. It may also be related to the fact that Disney, too, supports Blu-Ray. A loose, and quite derived fascination with the media is that Disney and Apple are somehow strongly related due to the fact that Steve Jobs is a "part" of both.

    Apple has not yet officially stated their plans of support for either media in Mac OS X. But rumors/speculation has been that they'll be supporting both.
     
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    thanks for clearing that up. I clearly had missed something. But there was no need to be quite so sarcastic. I wasn't aware that Apple had signed up since I'd never heard of such an Association, but the whole Disney/Apple thing i completely overlooked.
    I think once one of the big PC manufacturers takes the plunge and starts shipping one format instead of the other in the mainstream, the whole industry will follow suit.
     
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    My response was by no means meant to be taken as hostile or sarcastic. I apologize that you interpreted my message in such a way. I was simply pointing out various reasons (and references) the BBC may have made their statement in the way they chose.
     
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    And the fact Disney were the first partners for iTunes movie downloads and if any Apple :)apple:tv, MacBook, iPod, iPhone) product is pictured playing a movie it is always a Disney one (Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars etc.).
     
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    "True" Blue-ray support will proably come with Leopard. That could be another reason why Leopard is delayed other than the iPhone.
     

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