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15
OCT

Steve Jobs Bashes Blu-ray

Posted by Jonas D

Macbookpro Steve Jobs, the nation's preeminent "snake oil salesman," had this month's edition of his traveling road show to trumpet his latest holiday wares.  This time around it was an update to the MacBook line.

Why I'm bringing up Apple notebook news on a Blu-ray site, is that Jobs spoke about Blu-ray:

Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It's great to watch the movies, but the licensing of the tech is so complex, we're waiting till things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace.

So I'm surmising that Apple doesn't have the rights to Blu-ray, and their rival electronics manufacturer, Sony, is being the proverbial worm in the Apple.  Of course, they try and put a positive spin on things and tell the masses that Blu-ray is superfluous, and the best in HD is already on the iTunes store (insert wild applause here).  I'm more than a little skeptical of this, and why do I think that next year when Apple does include a Blu-ray drive in a notebook, they will say that "Finally the best in HD video comes to mobile computing."  Too bad it wasn't today.

Comments

Andrew

And why do they call it iMovie HD - the emphasis on "HD" when there's no way record an edited HD movie to an HD drive? At least an Apple supported way. I have 4 Macs at home but Apple has really left their Mac users behind.... it's so frustrating looking for workarounds.

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