Apple to Start Shipping Macs with Blu-ray at Macworld?

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According to analyst Shaw Wu, Apple has plans to start selling computers with Blu-ray drives built-in. It'll announce this at Macworld, and immediately thereafter the HD DVD camp will gulp audibly. That is, if it's merely a Blu-ray drive:

[There's] a smaller chance Apple may use a combo Blu-ray/HD DVD drive to ensure full compatibility and not get involved in the format wars.

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Or, heck, they might not do either. I guarantee one of those three things will happen at Macworld. I feel like an analyst! If Apple does go with Blu-ray (or combo drives, for that matter), look for them to first go in overhauled Mac Pros, which are sure to be bananas-expensive. What do you think, would you spring for a high-def disc drive if it was offered? [Apple Insider]

DISCUSSION

@EMoShunz: Yes they did, which is why this rumor is really lame.

Apple pretty much announced they would be adding Blu-Ray to Macs when they signed on with the Blu-Ray Disc Association. The only question was when, and now seems like a good time. Blu-Ray in Macs and Macbooks is inevitable. A real surprise would be if they put it in Apple TV. Now that would be an interesting development.