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The new mini's don't have optical drives #561420 07/20/11 01:41 PM
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Is this the end of CD/DVD computers for Apple? Will this be dropped on all the other models?


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Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: iBookmaster] #561430 07/20/11 02:54 PM
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That's interesting. I see their reasoning, though. I don't think optical drives will be eliminated from iMacs, Pros, or MBPros soon. And, as stated, if you really, really need an optical drive, you can get Apple's or a third party external.


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While I understand eliminating it for space, but seems like premature. I still rent DVD's or play my older DVD's.

What about those that use one to watch TV on or whatever.

Or use iMovie to make movies to DVD...oops, no DVD burner!

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Originally Posted By: John Rougeux
While I understand eliminating it for space, but seems like premature. I still rent DVD's or play my older DVD's.

What about those that use one to watch TV on or whatever.

Or use iMovie to make movies to DVD...oops, no DVD burner!
You'd have to get the external superdrive for $80.

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Okay, I must be out of the loop. This one blindsided me, I had no idea a new Mini was coming out. I just had someone order one yesterday from MacMall. Arrrgghh. Well I called today and they said we can send it back N/C but what a hassle.

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If they ordered it yesterday, did it ship yet? Why not just cancel the order?

Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: John Rougeux] #561455 07/20/11 06:07 PM
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No optical media in Mac Minis or MacBook Airs. Just read that Apple is initiating a mass discontinuation of boxed software. I guess they are saving money by selling everything on the Mac App Store.


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Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: John Rougeux] #561458 07/20/11 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: John Rougeux
If they ordered it yesterday, did it ship yet? Why not just cancel the order?
Well it seems now that MacMall has dropped the price of the old Mini by another $100 today, $539 now. The customer decided to keep the old one on order and is going to call them to get the extra $100 off. They only use it for email, internet, iPhoto and iTunes. They do burn CD's so they did need an optical, that would have been an extra charge with the new one for the external. So instead of $680 for the new one, they'd only be paying $540 to go with last years model. For what they use it for the older model is more than enough.

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Seems like the Apple push for this (iCloud) <- means you don't need no freaking optical drives laugh

Premature , is a big fat YES.
However Apple did that with the floppy drive too. While PC's still came with 5.2 floppy or something like that ? laugh


Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: John Rougeux] #561561 07/21/11 11:04 AM
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You are right I watch movies from my optical drive on my MBP a lot.This should not eliminate this feature.

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