HUZZAH! The Combo Drive is Finally DEAD!
Ding Dong, the witch is dead! It may have happened 2 years later than it should have, but Apple has finally given up its bizarre hold on the combo drive in the MacBooks.
Today’s announcement of new MacBooks and MacBook Pros also came with the news that Apple will continue to sell the older “white plastic” model MacBook at a discounted price alongside the shinier, faster models. While at first it appeared all that changed on the previous model was a $100 price drop, the big news to come out of the announcement is that there is no longer an option for a combo drive-only MacBook model!
I have long lamented about Apple’s clinging to the combo drive in order to justify its 3-tiered “good, better, best” pricing model, and have been lambasted by the most faithful of Mac followers who were somehow able to justify in their minds that Apple should be allowed to charge $200 more for a laptop with a $25 SuperDrive instead of the $15 combo drive, but I am happy to say that today marks the day when both I and the uber fanboys can lay to rest our differences, and agree that everyone of my readers should send me $10 so I can buy a MacBook Pro. Thank you all.