Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 21:19 UTC
Apple Apple held its keynote speech just now, kicking off its developer conference. The company announced minor refreshes for its laptop line, introduced a stunning new laptop with a Retina display, and gave a sneak peek of iOS 6, which will launch in the Fall.
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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

A wire is still much faster than a wireless connection and there are many legitimate reasons to transfer large amounts of data from one machine to another. I should wait for wifi to eventually do it instead of my GB wired network?

We also use the notebook as a portable DVD player. Of course, Apple would prefer all movie watching happen through Itunes with second purchase of my existing movie library.. so no optical drive in a "Pro" hardware model either.

Why do these companies keep offering polished turds claiming they are gourmet?

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Nothing stops you from watching a movie on a MacBook that isn't bought via iTunes or even bought at all.

I have downloaded movies or ripped them from DVDs, they play fine on any Apple device.

Why bother with a DVD if you can store several movies on the internal disk.

When we go on holiday we used to bring a number of DVDs along and a portable DVD player. Now I put a few kids movies on my iPad for my son and a couple of movies + series on my iPod.

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nefer Member since:
2012-02-15

Offline distribution media are byzantine when you have high speed networks at your fingertips.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Sure, nothing stops me from ripping my DVD library to digital format and feeding it into the laptop that way. But, why should I be stopped from plucking a disk off the shelf and slipping it into the machine? Ripping disks ain't always the most convenient method by time spent or quality of output either.

When they dropped floppies, optical disks where already well established and flashdrives where coming in fast. The "but they dropped flashdrives once" doesn't cut it.

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