Designing the New MacBook: Why It Couldn't Have FireWire

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Axemantitan, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Axemantitan macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2008
  2. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
  3. Axemantitan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2008
    So, because someone posted this article in a reply to a thread with 1,735 replies, I can't start a thread in the appropriate forum for it? Are you a moderator? If not, don't act like one. Don't try to shut down other people's threads.
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Best is to alert a mod with the report post if there is a strong reason to report a post. But the OP has a point - new thread - It's a worthy article, that is useful to link to as some might otherwise bash Apple a little too harshly about the type and number of ports offered for the MacBook vs MacBook Pro
  5. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    I think it's more a financial differentiation decision than anything else. They want people to buy the Pro.

    Their spin department was lousy at the Keynote, and it's lousy now. Not that I mind not having a firewire port, I don't give a hoot. I just want them to be honest about it.
  6. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
  7. ibosie macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2008
  8. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

    Oct 17, 2007
    Camp Snoopy
    There's a thread about the same thing with links to tear-down pictures instead of a Gizmodo article a few pages back.

    I thought the FireWire threads had died down, too. :( I guess I was wrong.
  9. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    I don't see it being anything more than a design CHOICE. They could've for example thrown out the Kensington lock (does anybody actually use that apart from stores?) and put a USB in that spot, leaving space for the FW near the Ethernet port.

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