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Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by 409227, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. 409227 Guest

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    Nay, not funny...
    hilarious.

    I've seen numerous people come on to this forum, stating that they're first time mac buyers, and asking the same question over and over again...

    "How much will a Blu-Ray Drive player cost?"

    BAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hilarious.
    Truly a series of gems.

    Silly Apple converts...
    Our god, Steve Jobs, doesn't believe in Blu-Ray. He considers it sacrilegious to use Blu-Ray instead of his inferior quality iTunes. So he refuses to even give his followers the OPTION of a Blu-Ray drive.

    Sorry, but DVD hasn't been around for that long, and it's being replaced. To insist that Blu-Ray is just a fad is a poor marketing decision on Jobs' part. As poor as saying that the USB Flash Drive will NEVER replace our beloved 3.5" floppy disks. No, it's just infinitely more storage space and a better product that doesn't break open when you accidentally apply a bit of physical pressure to it. It'll NEVER catch on.

    Apple, Apple, Apple...

    Two options have ye, Apple... to save your FAILING reputation...

    1. Implement Blu-Ray. Like it or not, Blu-Ray isn't going to disappear overnight, regardless of how many times you say it will. You've been saying that since the day it came out, and it's not gone yet. In fact, sales have gone UP, and licensing has gotten easier and cheaper.

    2. If you really don't want Blu-Ray, then do the following: First, remove your company reps from the Blu-Ray board of directors. Second, increase your movies to FULL 1080p HD content. No more of this 720p crap. Third, find a way to significantly up the bandwidth so that movies of such magnitude can be downloaded in a timely manner. Fourth, advocate the usage of USB 3.0 and perhaps even start selling 1080p HD movies on USB flash drives. If you're really THAT much against the idea of optical media, then start using Flash Drives for movies instead. 1080p FULL HD movies, did I mention that?


    Oh, and a third option... though somewhat mandatory...
    Stop disappointing poor greenhorns who are newbies to the world of Apple, and telling them, Sorry, no Blu-Ray allowed on our precious machines.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    What is really funny... no hilarious... is that you started a whole new rant/thread to repeat the same old tired arguments railing against Apple and singing the virtues of Blu-ray. You can find better arguments than this stated more eloquently in at least a dozen other threads here.

    Yawn... wake me up when you have something new
     
  3. 409227 thread starter Guest

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    Singing praises of Blu-Ray?
    Um, where?

    I started this thread to keep poking at the collective mind of Apple users that Apple isn't giving you the best product there is.
    I'm not referring to Blu-Ray specifically, I'm referring to 1080p FULL HD resolution in movies. It's about Blu-Ray, but it isn't. It's about offering the best to its customers. If that happens to be Blu-Ray, so be it. If it's digital downloads with sound/video on par with Blu-Ray, so be it. If down the road, it's something better than both those things, bring it on. My point was quality. Apple is shirking you on quality. THAT was the underlying point.

    It's not up for debate that Blu-Ray is somehow inferior to iTunes movies. It's better than the video quality of iTunes movies. The end. It boils down to asking, "gee, which is better? A smaller number or a bigger one?" No one but an imbecile states "the smaller one." iTunes is "the smaller one" in this instance.

    It's simply blind "follow Steve Jobs over a cliff if he went" people such as yourself who seem to have no problem in defending Apple instead of offering some constructive criticism, as I just did in that post.

    You know what's even more hilarious is that you could have made me look like a greater fool by simply ignoring me and not writing anything. That way, I'd look like a lone rambler that no one is listening to. Instead, you give me something to bounce off of by deciding to write back and provoke an argument. Kudos to you. Kudos. Wake ME up when you're ready to contribute something useful or insightful to a discussion other than "You Blu-Ray people are annoying." I'll flood the board with Apple criticisms all I want.
     
  4. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    http://www.macrumors.com/2010/03/04/fortune-names-apple-worlds-most-admired-company/

    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/01/25results.html

    http://theappleblog.com/2009/10/19/apple-q4-2009-3m-macs-record-profits/

    http://macosrumors.com/2010/01/25/apple-announces-record-q1-financials/

    http://theappleblog.com/2009/05/06/apple-customer-satisfaction-its-the-experience/

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10019711-37.html

    http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/24273/


    What's Blu ray?
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Apple making money does not negate the existence of optical media.



    EDIT: you never really give any valuable input in threads, do you? It seems like your main contribution generally seems to be links.
     
  6. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Links are facts.

    Apple selling more Blu-ray-less Macs every quarter (setting new Mac sales records in succession, outpacing the rest of the industry in growth for several years now) during one of the worst economic downturns in decades, despite the existence of lower-cost alternatives (with Blu ray) . . . doesn't negate the existence of optical media. But it does negate the contention that the lack of Blu ray in Macs is somehow meaningful or that Apple's user base actually cares.

    Clearly, Apple's consistent top satisfaction ratings (several years in a row) tell a story that is much different from the OP's ramblings. The Blu ray issue has no basis in reality.
     
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    C'mon now! We all know that I could go on Wikipiedia, find a page on some celeb and add what sounds a reasonable contribution to the page, but isn't true.

    Just becuase it is on a website, that does not make it a fact. In fact, I think it makes it lesser as most of these so called factual links are just a one angled look on things. There are so many angles and views missed.
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Sure, you are welcome to join the club, you will find plenty of others doing the same around here

    It always amuses me that someone will take it on as personal crusade to champion the cause against Apple and to enlighten the poor deluded peasants that they are being ripped off

    At some point down the road, maybe you will realize that most of us just don't care about those things that seem so important to you
     
  10. 409227 thread starter Guest

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    Apparently, people are missing the point again because they saw that magic word that provokes so much argument, "Blu-Ray."

    My point was that Apple, despite making "record profits," is still shirking people in terms of the best. You're not buying "the best" when you're buying Apple. You're buying an overpriced brand. That's all. Right now, Blu-Ray is "the best" in terms of superior video quality. There's no arguing with that, it's just a fact. As I said in kindergarten terms, the bigger number (1080p) is better than the smaller number (720p). The end.

    I have a mac, and I always will, as I love them, but to be un-critical of your provider (for any product) just because you bought from them is like electing a president and then thinking they can do no wrong. Let's just sit back and let APPLE tell us where to go. No need to think for ourselves. The big, multinational corporation will tell us how to think.

    Homer: "Lisa, the whole reason we have elected officials is so we don't have to think all the time. Just like that rain forest scare a few years back. Our officials saw there was a problem and they fixed it, didn't they?"

    Lisa: "No, Dad, I don't think..."

    Homer: "There's that word again!"
     
  11. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    You don't really get Macs, do you?

    It's all about the User Experience. Macs running OS X, beautifully designed hardware + the Gold Standard of operating systems trumps raw specs and Blu ray. That's why they sell so well, despite lower-cost options with better raw specs and Blu ray. Macs (and iPhones especially) lay claim to the most well-heeled consumer-demographic. If someone has $1000+ to spend these days, a Mac will be at or near the top of their list. Clearly, there are a lot of things (or some very important, specific things) that set Macs apart from the rest of the pack. Apple has proven that raw specs are only a small part of what it takes to come up with a winning formula.


    Surveys, reports (compiled year after year from various sources) Apple's own quarterly reports, etc. all amount to a coherent, clear, and unequivocal set of lovely facts. And the beauty of it is, they're available to everyone.

    Enjoy the links.
     
  12. 409227 thread starter Guest

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    Apparently you didn't read all of my post.
    I said that I love macs, and that I'd continue buying them even if they don't offer blu-ray.
    Missed that part? Or did you deliberately skip over it?
    I love the "user experience" of macs as much as any Apple-ite.

    But again, to imply that Apple is giving you the best possible thing it can give you is mistaken foolishness. I have no intention of ever using a PC again, but that doesn't mean that Apple can do no wrong.

    It's called improvement, criticism, and progress. It's how a society advances.....
    Can you yourself claim that there's absolutely NOTHING at ALL that Apple can do any better for anything?
    Then why have OS X 10.7? Let's just stop here at 10.6.
     

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