Why no Blu-Ray support for external SuperDrive?

slapple

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Jul 25, 2008
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Is the external SuperDrive a new product, or has it been around for a while? If it's been around for a while, then I guess I can understand it not supporting Blu-Ray. But if it's a new product, then I shake my head at its lack of Blu-Ray support.
 

JBazz

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Apr 14, 2006
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Bluray is owned by a conglomerate that includes Sony, LG, Samsung and HP among others. Apple would have to pay a fee to include it in their products, and doing so would give credit to a superior format. Jobs decided he could sell expensive computers whether they had bluray or not. There have been a few people who worked for Apple who have claimed the company is not interested in listening to what consumers want. They still sell products so why should they?
 

pragmatous

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May 23, 2012
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Or, instead of some crazy ridiculous conspiracy the simplest explanation might be that Apple see's streaming hi-def videos as the future.

If you look at netflix and where the industry is going it looks like Apple is right.

Bluray is owned by a conglomerate that includes Sony, LG, Samsung and HP among others. Apple would have to pay a fee to include it in their products, and doing so would give credit to a superior format. Jobs decided he could sell expensive computers whether they had bluray or not. There have been a few people who worked for Apple who have claimed the company is not interested in listening to what consumers want. They still sell products so why should they?
 

JBazz

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Apr 14, 2006
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Or, instead of some crazy ridiculous conspiracy the simplest explanation might be that Apple see's streaming hi-def videos as the future.

If you look at netflix and where the industry is going it looks like Apple is right.
There is absolutely nothing crazy or ridiculous. All you need do is read. People who work for Apple have been quoted as saying Apple doesnt listen to what consumers want, they feel it their job to innovate (ie tell you want you want) instead.

Netflix is on its last breath. I could care less what they are doing.

Link to Steve Jobs being quoted as saying "it's not the consumers job to know what they want"

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/business/steve-jobs-of-apple-dies-at-56.html?pagewanted=all

Link to Jobs complaining about licensing fees for bluray, which includes some owners.

http://9to5mac.com/2011/01/03/steve-jobs-upgrades-bluray-from-bag-of-hurt-to-mafia-and-other-rumors/
 
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Haarith :)

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Apr 23, 2012
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I think there are some external ones out there for mac so im going to buy the apple super drive and the external blu ray drive from somewhere..
 
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