Firewire speculation

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iSlave, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. iSlave macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2007
    Just a few points that occurred to me concerning the new Macbook's disastrous lack of firewire -

    1. If Apple now consider a Firewire port, and video editing capability a 'Pro' activity, does this mean that Firewire will be dropped from future iMacs?

    2. What does this mean for iLife 09? Will iMovie and iDVD be dropped from that package too? They are both almost useless without Firewire, so why include them if Macbook (and potentially iMac) owners can't use them? This, after all, is 'consumer' level software (whatever that means), and Apple seem to be excluding these people from any such activities.

    I genuinely fear for what this Firewire fiasco could mean later on down the line. At the moment, I can see Apple turning the average Mac into more of a digital lifestyle product...managing music, photos etc, than the creative computer of choice that it's been previously known as.
  2. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    No FireWire == No "Digital Hub".

    Think The Same

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