Do we really need firewire?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macintosh.apple, Jan 15, 2009.

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  1. I don't use firewire at all and could care less

    28 vote(s)
    31.8%
  2. I would like it but I still got the new MacBook

    12 vote(s)
    13.6%
  3. I would like it and I didn't get the new MacBook

    11 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. I absolutely need it and I still got the MacBook

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I absolutely need it and I didn't get a new MacBook

    24 vote(s)
    27.3%
  6. I'm a ninja.

    13 vote(s)
    14.8%
  1. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    #2
    Wheres the, I dont use it but it would have been nice for those who do, option?
     
  2. Sigur macrumors regular

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    I want it and I have it! I think that is what makes us better than windows user. :apple:

    But first of all I'm a Ninja :cool:

    And yes, I think it is fun to end every line with a smile :D
     
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  4. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    well my imac cant read the leopard disk so i have to target it and it comes in handy that fw works, as well as my brother uses a Fw audio interface so he needs firewire 400 so basically he cant get a new MB or MBP and will have to get an imac or something although he needs mobility so if he gets a new MBP he nees one of them FW 800 to 400 things and htat would piss him off i can see since he needs the most expensive laptop and a converter just to RECORD CRAPPY QUALITY MUSIC OMG.
     
  5. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I don't need it on my MacBook as I don't edit on it, but I'm glad my Mac Pro has it.
     
  6. wbe858 macrumors member

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    Well i didnt think i needed it but i have used it more than i thought. (Uni MBP btw) I have a couple of external drives that use firewire and i use them from time to time as a backup, I used it the other day on my old imac g3 in target disk mode to duplicate the hard drive so i could put a new on in it. IMO its nice to have just in case one day, however to spend an extra 700 for just that i dont think is worth it.
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    OP, what was honestly the point of this thread? I can only see it failing miserably. Unless of course you were honestly asking, in that case you should notice the hundreds (probably thousands) of angry posts in the Steve Jobs on no Firewire in macbooks thread.
     
  8. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I agree, this subject has been beaten to death!!
     
  9. Sigur macrumors regular

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    It's probably just another kid who is not able to UTFSE!
     
  10. coupdetat macrumors 6502

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    This whole Firewire thing is retarded. Seriously. No one is forcing anyone to buy the new MacBook, so who cares? If Steve Jobs came to your house and physically removed the Firewire port on your existing computer, then I could see why people could be reasonably pissed.

    Sorry, I couldn't help posting. Anyways, this FW issue needs to die...
     
  11. WinkWink726 macrumors regular

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    I'm with you!
    I would have chosen

    "I've never used it in my life but it would have been nice if I could have for some strange off the wall reason/device that needs it" :p
     
  12. Your5335 macrumors member

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    I seconded that! No people need to get over it, it's been like 3 months and it's a done deal Macbook no longer have Firewire. I have never touched that port on my PC and I don't see that happening in the future either.
     
  13. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Pro audio needs firewire, at least when compared to usb 2.0

    Go ninja.
     
  14. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    That's exactly what happened to us! OMG how did you know?

    Seriously, see my sig below. We don't have the budget for MBP, but we didn't want to buy the whitebooks as they will be struggling before the end of our 3 -4 year purchase cycle. The macbooks were to replace iBooks from 3-4 years ago, which were really struggling, and starting to break down with various problems.

    This is an Apple-based company, so yes we felt put into a hole.
     
  15. MidwestStuck macrumors member

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    Apparently, Steve Jobs doesn't think the MB needs FireWire. I wouldn't say the removal of the FW port is a deal-breaker, but it sure feels as if they neutered the MB.
     
  16. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    LOL, yes. Because you personally never touched that port, the rest of us should just do what you do: Only connect such pro things like an iPhone, USB harddisks, and USB-equipped cameras (directly). Sounds like a good idea :p
     
  17. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    Oh god, now the "buy a MBP" comments are going to come. The poll really is a good idea to get a very rough general idea of how people feel about it but the thread is quickly going to turn into another Steve Jobs on lack of firewire discussion, Tosser just quote all your other posts in other threads, it will save you some typing time. :p
     
  18. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    Haha, yup. Unfortunately, I don't think it's allowed to cross post.

    It's weird, though – there's this huge thread, and people still still think that their individual lack of needs should dictate what the rest of us should be able to get. It truly is amazing :eek:
     
  19. MidwestStuck macrumors member

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    It's not my intention to convince people to buy the MBP. I probably would've bought the current MB had I not needed to buy a new computer during the summer. And my Steve Jobs comment was meant to be taken at face value... no need to get all excited.
     
  20. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    The part that I dont get is that the FW thread is MASSIVE yet OP decided to just ignore it and start yet another that will be the same exact topic.

    Where the hell is the forum edicate!?
     
  21. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I'm going to be pedantic again, but it really riles me to see people saying things like "could care less". This makes no sense - if you don't want Firewire, then surely you couldn't care less?
     
  22. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    Yes, again, some people NEED FW, others don't, but having an extra port doesn't really hurt those that don't need it.


    Edit:
    I wasn't directing my statement towards any one person, and I only mentioned Steve Jobs because that's the title of the massive FW thread.
     
  23. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    To be fair, the MASSIVE FW thread doesn't have a poll.
     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Well THAT changes things:rolleyes:

    :p:p:p:p
     

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