Mac users with SuperDrives can hope for lower prices for their DVD media, as Taiwan's media makers are facing a pressure to drop prices.
Taiwan's hand has been forced as production facilities to create such media are expanding globally as demand for the media also rises.
DigiTimes reports that Taiwan's manufacturers of DVD media are attempting to maintain profitability by raising yields, moving to faster burn standards (8x) and alliances with OEMs.
The country's total production capacity for DVD-R/+R will reach 150 million discs a month by the end of the year, the report says, and manufacturing capacity is expected to ramp-up worldwide.
This year demand is expected to reach 1.5-2 billion discs.