Mr. Jason O’Grady is reporting at ZDNet that the rumored Intel iBooks coming in January will not have Firewire (IEEE-1394) inputs, continuing a trend started with iPods dropping Firewire for USB 2.0. Wow, let’s hope this can’t be true, because…
Firewire hard drives, camcorders, video cameras, digital cameras, CD and DVD burners, Apple iSights, and a whole lot more won’t be directly compatible anymore. Oh, and what about target disk mode? That’s how I transfer files whenever I buy a new Mac. Yeah, smart move.
I don’t think I’ve ever read a Mac Rumors thread with so many negative comments. Wow.
If Steve Jobs pulls the plug on iBook Firewire there will be an uproar like there has never been before. Words: marked.