Apple Y U NO HAVE FIREWIRE PORT!

im looking into getting a macbook along with the Saffire PRO 40 http://global.focusrite.com/firewire-audio-interfaces/saffire-pro-40 or Liquid Saffire 56 http://global.focusrite.com/firewire-audio-interfaces/liquid-saffire-56 but Apple have removed the firewire ports from their computers and i have no idea how your meant to connect these firewire devices to a mac =/ any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.

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Eamonn Keogh 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • webslave
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    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • shaneblyth
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    Firewire is on ALL new Mac's You just need an adaptor that plugs into the Thunderbolt port. Even my new MacbookAir has it. here's a link to the adapter, http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD464ZM/A/apple-thunderbolt-to-firewire-adapter  

    PS you can also get other adapters like ethernet or if you have an Apple new monitor plug your thunderbolt into it and you have all the ports on the back of the monitor. Remeber thunderbolt daisy chains and has massive bandwidths

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Near Earth Object
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    13 and 15 inch macbook models still have a firewire 800 port, by the way.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • CHFA|Tech
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    As Near Earth Object pointed out, Apple has not removed Firewire from all their computers.

    The other thing to remember is that Apple released Firewire first in 1995 after working on it for almost 10 years. Apple typically puts new products on the market, and is the first to drop products when they have something better. Once they had Thunderbolt ready, it was bye-bye Firewire. Expect that all the line WILL lose the ports, just as no Apple computers have floppy drives or serial ports.

    Apple computer brings you the new and shiny--it is someone else's job to make the adapter's to help you connect with "obsolete" products.

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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