Apple analysts are suspecting we’ll soon see Blu-ray support in Mac Pros this year, something we suspect is BS. Why would Apple start adding Blu-Ray when they just announced HD video rentals? They know a good thing when they see it and there’s no reason to add what could be just an external upgrade for most people.
Beyond eschewing industry alliances, Apple’s also never been a company to indulge in feature glut — jamming the latest and greatest technologies into new computer just to say it has them. If anything, the company tends to omit features for the sake of simplicity and uniformity. This is, after all, the same company that released an ultra-slim laptop without an optical drive (which Steve Jobs said no one would miss).