next iMac with blu ray, only god knows???

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  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

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    why apple dont realease the imac with blu ray... ? apple want that people dont buy blu rays... and go to apple store and download movies??? :eek:

    next imacs come with blu ray? steve jobs mentioned some about blu ray on macs???

    comments? thanks
     
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    The next iMac will probably not have an optical drive at all.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Maybe, maybe not. Nobody knows for sure. If we ever see BR in Macs, it'll be in Mac Pros first
     
  4. SiliconDioxide macrumors member

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    They might never put bluray drives in any of the macs. If you want HD movies you have itunes. Apple will make more money with selling/renting HD movies, then adding a bluray drive.
     
  5. jmonfire macrumors member

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    sony

    sony owns blu ray patent rights and they are not selling it to apple because it thinks apple is their biggest rival. and historically apple and sony are not good friends
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    They don't have to sell the patent. Apple can do as they did with Nokia and have got sued now, that's how business is done. Sony will do exactly same
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    If they don't put Blu-Ray drives in there they should at least have OS X support it via external drives.
     
  8. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    Sony would be more than happy to license Blu-ray to Apple.

    Apple just doesn't want to do the work in OS X required to support Blu-ray... and after what Microsoft had to go through, I can't say I blame them.
     
  9. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Apple doesn't want to pay the $30/machine it would cost to include functioning Blu-Ray playback in the OS. It would hurt their $5 billion per year profit. :rolleyes:
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Do you guys think the reason is Apples doesn't want to pay royalty fees to Sony to have BR?
     
  11. at2wells macrumors newbie

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    I think everyone needs to get over it and get off their computer and go to their living room to watch their blu rays. If you have to have the thing, dont buy the iMac. Its really that simple.
     
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Sony would be absolutely happy to license blu-ray to Apple.

    It's not just the work to do in OSx, it's the issue of putting code in ring 0 in the kernel. The blu-ray specs demand ring 0 kernel code, which is a good way to crash the whole system down if something goes wrong.
     

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