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

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

  1. Axemantitan macrumors 6502

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    http://gizmodo.com/5070115/designing-the-new-macbook-why-it-couldnt-have-firewire
     
  2. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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  3. Axemantitan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  8. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    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 65816

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    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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