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 That computer would have depreciated heavily based on its value as a tool relative to current technology. It acquired value as a collector's item due to fascination, historical value, and increasing rarity. Twenty or thirty years from now an early serial number first generation iPhone in working condition may be worth a significant amount of money to collectors. That market won't be driven by people who want to use it as their day to day device. It's also not very...
It's a little early to argue over displayport 1.3. The specification itself was released a week ago. Prior to that it wasn't finalized. It may still be a while before you see it in shipping Macs, because it depends on when they acquire new board designs. With the Mac Pro I wouldn't expect any enormous changes with Broadwell, because it uses the same chipset. It could easily be 2016 before you see thunderbolt 3.0 in a Mac Pro. The macbook pros could see it a little earlier.
That is not an accurate claim. Larger companies have shipping contracts which allow them better rates. It simply wouldn't cost through any normal shipping channel. Even in a case of urgency, I don't think they would order anything beyond overnight shipping, possibly with guaranteed AM delivery.
 Think of them as licensed monopolies. Municipalities often lease exclusive or semi-exclusive rights to a given company in exchange for deployment and maintenance of infrastructure.  Blah that is something that angers me. The amount of regulation leads to consolidation more than anything.
 I don't mind that idea at all, and I'm curious if they've learned anything from the 5C. The older white macbooks (and the ibooks before them) had the tendency to crack on whatever top panel is along the keyboard area. I don't mean long cracks through the entire thing. The plastic would become brittle and crack along seams. The Airs hold up significantly better in that regard. I hope they don't revert without remedying that issue.
I was curious about the article, and you cited an opinion piece for reference. // I the removed second part. I don't feel like acquiring an infraction.
Apple still reports sales to third party retailers as sales, just not shipments to their own stores. You'll have a very difficult time figuring out when each device is actually transferred to a customer. If they split it up between devices sold to customers and those sold to retailers, you could come up with a decent estimate.
 Rolex would not have the drift in perceived functionality, because it is marketed  as a piece of jewelry. A gold Apple watch might count as a piece of jewelry, but it's also a tech item. After it is no longer supported, who would be interested in it? The gold version would be aimed at buyers who are not price sensitive, and I would expect them to buy the newest model. Buyers who are more cost constrained are probably better served by a newer model in a steel finish rather...
I would like to know how they handle it. Mine seems to be okay other than the battery, but battery service costs too much. It also takes several days, which is ridiculous. Considering that they never solved the issue of battery swelling, they should have remained user serviceable. The old ones were $129 and could be popped out rather than $179-200 + several days of service time.
If it just expired you may want to take it in anyway. They might help you at an Apple Store. They're actually looking at mine right now, so I'm typing on an even older machine. The trackpad was sticking, so I thought it might be a swollen battery. We shall see. I really don't want to buy a new machine right now. Third party repair shops have less leverage in terms of what they can authorize.
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