Predict When Macs Will Have Blu-Ray


macrumors 65816
Oct 28, 2003
When the drives don't cost $1000 each?

Maybe a BTO option but the prices need to come way way down before we see them as standard.


macrumors 68040
Original poster
There are a few PC manufacturers, Sony notably, that already include them. I think it's rather certain that Apple will use Blu-Ray over HD DVD, as they have officially endorsed the format (source ).

Also, Apple is on the Board of Directors of Blu Ray Disc (source )

Also, there's H.264 which links Apple and Blu Ray (source )

Are they a $1,000? I haven't seen the prices. If that's the consumer price, you have to remember that Apple could include it for less than that since it would be purchasing in volume.


macrumors 68040
Original poster
LOL, I was searching for another thread, and just happened upon this one I created...guess I was way off in my guess, blu ray adoption seems less important now I suppose in some ways with the way distribution of media is changing, but I still think as a matter of convenience for both storage and viewing of movies you already own on blu-ray it will happen eventually, I guess the computer wars have changed, it's no longer about having the latest components on board


macrumors 6502a
Mar 4, 2009
United Kingdom
It's fun to look back at previous threads that were about the next big thing in apple laptops. Some of the assumptions are funny :p