A week before Apple chief Steve Jobs takes the stage for his annual Macworld keynote, Apple has upgraded its high end Mac Pros and Xserve servers. Inside the new computers: super-fast, eight-core chip setups. Not included: Blu-ray drives.
We think this means Apple won’t be the latest company to embrace Blu-ray — at least not next week. Why not? Because if anyone is going to purchase an Apple computer with a Blu-ray drive, it’s the Mac Pro-buying, creative professionals whose business demands it — not Apple’s entry-level MacBook customers.
To be sure, Jobs could announce Blu-ray drives next week as an add-on option to the new computers unveiled today, and as a standard feature for high-end iMacs, MacBook Pros, etc. But that would screw anyone who orders a new Mac Pro this week — not Apple’s style. Instead, expect Jobs to talk up iTunes movie rentals and whatever else he might have up his sleeve — thin, ultra-portable MacBook minis?
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