10-10-2011 07:05 AM
10-10-2011 03:51 PM
10-26-2011 09:19 PM
MBA got it's upgrade in July, which was more drastic than the MBP's. It'll probably go another 6-7 months before the next. The cycle is usually 10 months or so. The MBP's update wasn't an complete overhaul, but just bumps in processors and storage. The belief is this incremental update will buy them a little time before they roll of the more Air-like, ultra-thin MBP's next year. But you never know with Apple.
They updated the MBP this week, did the MBA get an upgrade also??
11-05-2011 05:10 AM
11-05-2011 08:40 PM
There is no reason for Apple (or anyone) to offer one in a laptop anymore. Not one. And I'm an old fogey and late adopter. I haven't used my drives in my Mac Pro to do anything but rip my old CD's and rip DVD's for my son to use in a video player in years. And Apple makes money off of selling digital media to the majority of people who haven't ever ripped a single track of music. Heck, I have two opticals in my Mac Pro tower -- one is dead, the other is dying. I expect the next big MBP update to go ultra-thin and for them to offer an optical drive version for maybe 6-12 months afterwards.
Funny. I was just reading up on some of those rumours.. It sounds logical to me as well.. I still don't feel comfortable about being without an optical drive however, things are moving cloudwards on the whole and I know what Apple were like with the floppy drive, which turned out to be a good thing..
11-05-2011 09:04 PM
11-17-2011 02:11 AM
11-18-2011 09:25 PM
I've had my MBP for a while now and have to admit that I still haven't used the optical drive yet. I would love to find a way of playing Blu-rays through it though, even if it's an external drive.
11-24-2011 12:35 AM
11-25-2011 04:44 PM
Thats a good point. I didn't think of any software solutions. My apologies.
I have that exact BD drive. I'm more concerned about the software. I currently have Arcsoft TMT3 and would like to know if it is useable with Mac.
12-01-2011 01:34 AM