With this years updates to the MacBook and MacBook Pro ranges many Mac users were hoping to see a Blu-ray drive instead of a DVD drive, so will we see one in next years refresh? It looks doubtful according to another email sent from Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs seems to be replying more and more to customer email recently, the latest one was to MacRumors reader Siva who emailed Steve Jobs about Blu-Ray on the Mac, this is the first reply they got.
Bluray is looking more and more like one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD – like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats.
Siva then replied to Steve Jobs, and got the following reply.
No, free, instant gratification and convenience (likely in that order) is what made the downloadable formats take off. And the downloadable movie business is rapidly moving to free (Hulu) or rentals (iTunes) so storing purchased movies or TV shows is not an issue.
I think you may be wrong – we may see a fast broad move to streamed free and rental content at sufficient quality (at least 720p) to win almost everyone over.
So I guess we won’t be seeing Blu-ray on the Mac anytime soon.
via Mac Rumors