Rumor: Macs to ship with Blu-ray support


Macworld 2008 is shaping up to be the hottest ticket this month. Quite possibly rivaling CES for press coverage. Why? Besides the announcement of a sub-notebook and/or multi-touch notebook, iTunes movie rentals, and HD video editing software we may see a shift in the format wars. Apple has remained quiet on the subject in terms of hardware by not picking one side of the other to support, though we know it would be Blu-ray for any number of reasons, but this Macworld may change that and possibly shift the war in favor of Blu-ray.

If Shaw Wu, an analyst from American Technology Research, is to be believed along with his sources then Apple will announce that Macs will begin shipping with Blu-ray support. He attempts to step back from this claim and say they might throw in a combo drive, but I don’t see that happening. Apple supporting a Microsoft backed product? Nah. Who really knows, though? We’ll find out on the 15th.

Apple set to ship Macs with Blu-ray support – report [Apple Insider]