BestBuy discontinues FCE 4....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Its Trish, May 19, 2009.

  1. Its Trish macrumors member

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    Last night I went to my local BestBuy to purchase Final Cut Express 4 and it was out of stock. A BB employee stock checked all stores here in San Diego, California (we're the 7th largest city in the U.S.) and told me FCE 4 is out of stock in all San Diego BestBuy stores, plus, all stores in neighboring cities. (San Marcos, Oceanside, etc) There was 1 in stock in the city of Chula Vista.

    So I drove up to the Apple Store in Escondido and slipped in just before closing time. The Apple Store had just 1 in stock. I decided to not purchase it, thinking that the lack of inventory may be a sign that FCE 5 will be coming out soon.

    The moment I walked out of the Apple Store I phoned the BBFB (Best Buy for Business) department of a local BB store and the guy told me that his computer shows that FCE 4 has been discontinued from BestBuy's system.

    FCE 4 came out in November 2007.

    I'm hoping FCE 5 will be out soon! Looking forward to
    some anticipated features, such as 1920 x 1080 support.
    (FCE 4 supports up to 1440x1080)

    Has anyone heard anything about FCE 5 ??
     
  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    i believe there will be an update to Final Cut, Aperture, Logic Pro and maybe Shake (as a stand alone) in a few weeks, or atleast announced
     
  3. Its Trish thread starter macrumors member

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    HBOC:
    Thanks for your reply. I have a good feeling
    that at least a few that you mentioned will get updates.

    mykelala01:
    WWDC is just around the corner (June 6th)
    so let's keep our fingers crossed!


    In general, I'm surprised at how quiet it's been
    wtih regards to FCE rumors!

    trish : - )
     
  4. Its Trish thread starter macrumors member

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    Lots of exciting announcements today at WWDC

    ....but no FCE 5

    : - (
     
  5. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I am really wondering why. Maybe they think it is too specific of software for a general audience? I dunno.
     
  6. hajime macrumors 68030

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    I am disappointed to find that there was no FCE5 announcement. I need it within a month. How likely is it going to be out during this time frame?
     
  7. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    maybe tomorrow!

    sorry you had to endure Escondido. :D
     
  8. Dojan5 macrumors newbie

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    There's a few days left of WWDC, it has only started.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hmmm i donno, WWDC seems very iphone 'related',it would be nice but :)
     
  10. Dr Strangelove macrumors regular

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    Any news on this? I am ready to buy FCE4 but not if FCE5 is about to launch
     
  11. Its Trish thread starter macrumors member

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    Dr Strangelove,

    According to this forum thread:
    Mac Forums > Special Interests > Digital Video > Final Cut Studio 3?
    they predict FCS 3 and FCE 5 probably won't be released until the release of
    Snow Leopard later this year. Here's a quote from that thread:

    trish : - )
     
  12. magentawave macrumors regular

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    If they come out with an update in a few months for FCE, does that mean buyers of previous versions will get the update for free, or do they pay a fee to upgrade?

    Steve
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    95% sure they will still have to pay.
     
  14. Vanilla macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought an FCE 4 upgrade copy at the Apple flagship London, UK store (Regents Street) and it was the last one they had in the entire store.
    On the one hand I was relieved I got the last copy but on the other hand I can't help feeling another version is due soon and I've just helped to clear the last of the old stock... we shall see....
    Vanilla
     
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