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Online Petition To Bring Firewire Back to MacBooks

Posted October 20, 2008 at 10:50am by iClarified
An online petition has been started asking Apple to include a Firewire Port on the new MacBooks.

The petition reads:

To: Apple Inc.

We all love your products, Apple Inc.! But your recently refreshed line of consumer notebooks lacks the possibility to plug in digital audio and video equipment as well as fast mass storage devices. Therefore, we pledge to purchase a new MacBook or MacBook Air if you, the inventor of FireWire technology, would be so kind to bring back FireWire ports to those products.


The Undersigned

So far 8849 signatures have been collected. You can add yours here

Online Petition To Bring Firewire Back to MacBooks
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Macopoulos - October 22, 2008 at 4:57am
I'm in.. I also need back the fw ports
Enrico - October 21, 2008 at 3:21am
It's really a sad situation because I am a perfect example of someone that this lack of firewire hurts. My work has multiple firewire mass storage devices that I need access to. My iBook is getting very old now and I was excited to upgrade to the new MacBook but this will keep me from being able to. I can't really afford a MacBook Pro nor do I want the increased 15" screen size (footprint.) The adapters (firewire to USB) are garbage and not reliable. If you've never tried LARGE file transfers using one, you won't know what I'm talking about. Anyway, now I'm stuck to look for a nice used previous MacBook. :(
Rich - October 20, 2008 at 5:07pm
its only firewire. get over it
Telia - October 20, 2008 at 11:26am
Never mind, I thought we were talking about the Macbook Pro but we aren't. Still why not USB to firewire adapter?
Telia - October 20, 2008 at 11:25am
Can I ask the obvious question: Why don't you just get an adapter for the Firewire 800?
dave - October 20, 2008 at 11:23am
Firewire doesn't belong on the macbook air. The macbook however i can understand (though i have no firewire periferals for my 1st gen macbook)
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