new MacBook and MacBook Pro on Tuesday, October 14th

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new MacBook and MacBook Pro on Tuesday, October 14th

Post by oblique strategies » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:41 pm

Apple will be releasing the new MacBook and MacBook Pro on Tuesday, October 14th at a special media event.

Apple has published a support document (PDF) specifically for the "MacBook/MacBook Pro (Late 2008)" models.

http://www.macrumors.com/2008/10/12/app ... late-2008/

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Post by Crash » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:03 pm

I'm waiting for these since January. Let's hope the patience is rewarded. :D

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Post by chrisedmo » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:36 am

8O

I have seen a sneak peek of the the Macbook Side panel and it appears that they have dropped Firewire from the Macbooks!!!! WTF ?

Its still on the Macbook Pros and so is the express slot thank god.. I use my firewire everday!!
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Post by exper » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:00 am

Yeah the firewire thing seems terrible. Fortunately, My extenal HD has both fw and usb2 ports, but my mixer/interface is firewire, so that sucks.

That being said, apparently, I've heard people talking about something to do with firewire over ethernet (which would obviously require an dapter) but supposedly, the specs allow for that? Who knows...


I was ready to sell my macbook to get one of these new one (mainly because they'll be aluminum, and I hate the white plastic of mine) but I may not now.

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Post by ashtonron » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:04 am

chrisedmo wrote:8O

I have seen a sneak peek of the the Macbook Side panel and it appears that they have dropped Firewire from the Macbooks!!!! WTF ?

Its still on the Macbook Pros and so is the express slot thank god.. I use my firewire everday!!
there is mention of firewire over ethernet...

Firewire is essential for me at the moment...

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Post by Emissary » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:06 am

i wonder if this has anything to do with Blossom Goodchild and the FOL.....?

interesting :wink:

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Post by jonny72 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:56 am

The lack of FireWire on the MacBook will stop me from getting one, though admittedly I've got no plans to get a new MacBook and when I do it will most likely be a refurb of the current model. I don't want a MacBook Pro either, far too big for me.

It would be surprising if they have dropped it from the low end MacBook's though, if they have then I reckon they'll implement the Ethernet option instead. Personally I'd prefer a FireWire port to Ethernet, there was a poll on this on one of the rumour sites and FireWire was in the lead the last time I checked (albeit 56% to 44%).

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Post by logic_user99 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:59 am

Maaaan, I am glad I ordered one of the last-line MacBooks before they dropped them completely. I'd be sker-rooed without a FW port.

The FW-over-Ethernet is of no interest either, as I have hardwired interent in my house; no wireless for me!

I fear they may have made a minor faux pas with that one. 8O :?
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Post by oblique strategies » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:51 pm

As the song says: "If that's all there is..." then the real drag for me is that the MacBook Pro has lost the firewire 800 port.

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Post by jeffplaysmoog » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:06 pm

Well it still has the 800 port, just no 400 port... so you could always get an adapter to back convert and then just daisy chain them... but it still sucks, me wants more Firewire!!

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Post by j2j » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:17 pm

apple's stock is dropping, and the hardware is crap built in China.... No offense to the Chinese as people. I find them spiritual, and beautiful, but their government could give a fuck, and they manufacture crap.

I've made a few requests in the feature request forum to:

Port live to linux... How hard could that possibly be?
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Post by chrisedmo » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:30 pm

j2j wrote:apple's stock is dropping...
Errr, its actually rising quite well!?
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Post by kaffein » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:30 pm

My I/O is firewire...

I'm hoping for a touch screen macbook... (w/ firewire of course)

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Post by j2j » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:47 pm

chrisedmo wrote:
j2j wrote:apple's stock is dropping...
Errr, its actually rising quite well!?

They had a 52 wk low of 85, a high of 202.96, a cap of 92.26, it opened at 104.79, it is now at 103.10 and fluxing....

I bet a close around 102...

I think it is safe to say, you wont see apple hit a high of 120 in 09, but you might see it drop to 50 or 60.......


Hence a financial crisis. Apple is just like any other company. They need to borrow money, their customers need to borrow money. Computers are not food, cemeteries, medicine, or energy.....

I think the world can do without and or compromise on what PC they buy.....



Maybe I am wrong though....
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Post by chrisedmo » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:42 pm

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