After all the firestorm when they dropped FB for the uniMB, Apple does it again. There is no doubt Apple continued the PolyMB to satisfy those who needed FW (why else keep it when the uniMB was release?) Then they upgraded the Poly, and put FW800 into the UniMB, now 13"MPB Sales of Apple laptops GREW STRONGLY since the 13"MBP was introduced (I cannot find that telling graph ). And now they take it out again. It must be Intel trying to get Apple to dump its competing FireWire, because I cannot believe Apple is that mindless. (no graph, but...) CNET reported in mid 2009, just after the new 13" MBP with FW was introduced was in short supply. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10281042-37.html Clearly, FireWire is a big selling point in the Mac community.