Blu-ray dropped from updated iMacs?
Last minute change, claim moles
Apple has canned plans to integrate Blu-ray drives into its long-rumoured range of redesigned iMac machines, sources close to the company have claimed.
Back in September, moles familiar with Apple’s PC plans claimed that the firm had decided upon a series of technical and aesthetical improvements for its iMac range.
One such change, it was rumoured at the time, focused on “features previously unavailable to Mac buyers” – including Blu-ray technology.
However, people close to the Cupertino-based company have since told website AppleInsider that Apple may have scrapped plans to offer Blu-ray technology on the refreshed all-in-one desktops shortly before the PCs went into production in Taiwan late last month.
It has also since emerged – again from moles supposedly well connected to Apple – that the updated iMacs could feature Intel's Core i7 processors – codenamed ‘Clarksfield’.
Core i7 is available with a base clock speed of 1.60GHz, 1.73GHz or 2.0GHz – all versions feature four cores, though.
It’s believed Apple may officially unveil the all-new iMac range at some point later this month. ®
@Rob Davis & @Citizen Kaned
Completely agree with the pair of you.
@ Die BluRay Die
one of the piss poor eyesight lot are you?
everyone i know thats seen BR movies is very impressed. even the mrs!
HD is a must on big tvs. not mentioning the superior audio too. and you can buy BR players for under £100 now.
@ dave 93 @ Michael C
.....Apple want to sell you movies via iTunes!
....To include BR support may very well be half or more of the design costs of a new product line, complicate their distribution lists, and BR itself (drive prices) are at this point BARELY profitable.....
What a crock! I'm writing this on a 16-month-old dv6000 with BD-ROM, DVD-Multi (extra $250 on making it a $1000 machine) .
At the time I bought it this 'iTunes Movies' discussion was already ongoing, then it turned out to be 720p ('you'll never see the difference' went the nay-sayers) rather than full-fat HD. Very few people have the broadband connections/tarrif and patience to pull down 30GB files and I still don't know of anyone who has (legally) downloaded and paid for FullHD movie (if this is possible). Some months I only by one film, sometimes I'll get half a dozen in one go. Latency is only how long Amazon take to post from Jersey, how long would it take to get this on a typical UK DSL line?
Custom USB Memory sticks : what price for a 32GB? £30-40 today for bog-standard, how much for 'Custom'? ('I Saw You Coming').
No BD on MACs? Epic Fail for a high-end choice.
who needs it?
yes, who indeed, hell, who needed dvds? vhs prduced an adequate image on the tv of yesteryear....
Apple arebeng petty... BD is currently the cutingedge consumer high capacity optical disk... Macs target base use to be graphic design and video... if you cant bun HD edits to an easilly transportable medum wht use is an hd editing rig??
My vaio laptop has a slimline bd rw drive and it doesnt impact battery any more than a dvd burner. so that argument is silly, and hdmi out on the laptop means easy playingofbd films at my pikey friends houses!
oh and my old powerbookhad a dvd rw in it years ago!
It’s the disk medium which is dying...
Not just Blu-Ray, its much easier to download of the web. Increased broadband speeds are killing both DVD and Blu-Ray sales.