Petition Apple To Save MacBook FireWire Ports

There’s an online petition asking Apple to save the FireWire port on Mac laptops.

More than 6,000 people have already signed the petition.

Here’s the text of the petition:

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.

You can sign the petition here.

9 thoughts on “Petition Apple To Save MacBook FireWire Ports

  1. Yeah, some petition is going to make them completely re-design a product and re-tool their manufacturing process.

    Come on, folks. Return to reality.

  2. This has got to be one of those rare moments when I’ve bought something prior to a new release which has actually been BETTER than the new model… and cheaper… I bought the entry-level MBP about four weeks ago for about Au$2700.00
    I don’t know that much about Macs but I DO know how long it takes the main-stream to catch up with new protocols, particularly if it ain’t mainstream on the PC. Thank my blessed shitty luck for still having a Firewire 400 port on my MBP! 🙂

  3. My response to Apple feedback:

    Why not leave some yourself?

    I DON’T BELIEVE APPLE LISTEN TO THEIR CUSTOMERS but I’m writing now because I’m so upset, disappointed and shocked at the loss of the functionality that Firewire gave use, that I can’t let this moment go without response.

    The breathtaking arrogance of removing such an important legacy interface means that I can no longer trust Apple to provide me with tools I need to keep working.

    As I don’t trust Apple — and trust is the ONE thing companies can’t afford to destroy; I just don’t feel safe relying on Apple computers any more.

    12 years of evangelical Mac use and promotion — through the dark ages of OS 7.6 and the uncertainties of OS X 10.1 to now; a numb, cold sense that Apple DON’T ASK, DON’T LISTEN and DON’T CARE.

    There’s a party going on at Apple, the music’s pounding and the cash is rolling in but the musicians, photographers, videographers and creatives who have shown the world how useful and flexible the Mac is have had the door slammed in their faces. For what; a $7 port on the side of a laptop?
    It makes no sense, so what faith can there be that Apple won’t make just as arrogant and senseless a decision in the future.

    The Mac’s market share is rising; Apple won’t miss me at all, in the head long rush to join the Apple party. I know plenty of people, savvy in both PC and Apple worlds who wouldn’t give up their PC, it’s flexibility and hardware choice, for the world.
    They’re not stupid or frightened people, in fact they are empowered and aware enough to deal with the complexities of Windows which have frightened away so many of the feeble, into the arms of Apple.

    The reward for coping with that complexity is the opportunity to buy whatever hardware they need to get the job done. No enslavement to One voice, One power,
    One supplier.
    I must say I’m daunted at the prospect but I know I won’t be the only one who has to face it.

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