Blu-ray BTO Option In The Next Update?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by spcdust, Oct 21, 2009.


Will the iMac Get A Blu-ray BTO Option?

  1. iMac Blu-ray BTO option come the next update.

    0 vote(s)
  2. Not for at least another couple of updates.

    0 vote(s)
  3. Will only happen once the Pro Range has them first.

    4 vote(s)
  4. Reckon 2010 we'll see a simultaneous BTO Blu-ray option across all or part of the Apple range.

    3 vote(s)
  5. Never going to happen - who wants it anyway?

    2 vote(s)
  1. spcdust macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2008
    London, UK
    Okay, shoot me down but with the new 16:9 ratio 27 Inch iMac and the fact that Apple are really playing up it's HD credentials who thinks we may see a Blu- ray BTO option in the next update?

    I've just got this idea that it's inevitable as the whole "bag of hurt" argument is not so strong now as Blu-ray Licensing packages were apparently simplified / made far easier for manufacturers this year. Also, there was a rumour in the previous few weeks suggesting Apple intended to include it in this update but at the 11th hour decided not to.

    Personally I could envisage come March / April / May 2010 Apple offering it as an option across the range of their Desk Top computers, including the Apple TV. Anyway, just idol thoughts;)
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
  3. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I've read the "speculation" that adopting the 16:9 format display was a prelude to BR . . . but seriously, Apple could have offered the BR drive as an "optional install" right?

    The 16:9 screen is for ATSC and HD/HDTV right now. If BR is offered in the future, that would be okay, but the 16:9 screen isn't a signal that it's a guarantee of future adoption.
  4. rtrt macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    think i read somewhere that to add blu ray suport is a load of OS work - including getting lots of elements certified as compliant by the blu ray association.

    suggestion was that it would be difficult to develop and keep it under wraps - with the regular OS test releases to the Mac community and Blu Ray organisation 'leaking' that they had Apple support coming.
  5. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    I'm being optimistic (which is a ridiculous word to use about something so overdue already!) and voted "Reckon 2010 we'll see a simultaneous BTO Blu-ray option across all or part of the Apple range."

    I actually think an Apple-supplied BD drive could be a BTO option on a particular model first, whatever model that is (probably the Mac Pro after this week's Mac Mini / MacBook / iMac refreshes), but regardless of which one, once the software is out there for OS X they might as well offer it up for anyone with a mac who wants to buy a Blu-ray drive,
    maybe as a paid-for component (like MPEG-2 for QT Pro) so that all the people who aren't interested in Blu-ray don't have to have anything to do with it if they like.

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