Originally Posted by newbee
You know, "Ben". you're acting more like an uninformed troll everyday ,,, so "unlike you".
If you're going to SPREAD rumors, like you always do, at least TRY to give a few examples, with links, to back up your "claims", unless, of course, you're just trying to START them.
User upgradeable parts: RAM, anything else requires completely disassembling the system.
CPU intel core 2 duo mobile
GPU Nvidia 100 series mobile or Radeon mobility 4850 (Apple routinely assigns a desktop name to a mobile chipset thinking that the current batch of Mac users won't do any research and actually look at the chip ID while in windows)
Chipset Nvidia 9400 mobile.http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1811?viewlocale=en_US
User upgradable parts: Hard drive, optical drive, RAM, inverter, airport card, upper fans. Easy to take the back off.
CPU: desktop IBM PPC970 or 970FX
GPU desktop GeForce 5200FX
chipset: Apple U3L (also used in single CPU PowerMac G5)
Lets now examine Apple's current systems.
Designed in way that user can easily upgrade hard drive, optical drive, and RAM. Battery too if it wasn't proprietary. Parts situated for easy cooling
Mac Pro: Easy access to hard drives, RAM, optical drives, and CPUs via doors and trays. Parts situated for easy cooling
iMac and Mac Mini: parts crammed haphazardly into tiny spaces. Require major difficultly to access internal components and replacement requires complete disassembly. Do to crammed nature cooling is less than optimal.
Seems to me that the iMac and Mini are not quite up to Apple standards past or present. However changing them, (especially a flatter mini) would require admitting a mistake.
Originally Posted by piot
.... Apple was worth 11 billion dollars.Today Apple is worth 180 billion dollars.
You appear to not know what you are talking about or you are just trolling.
What will it be worth when the teenager don't think its cool anymore and the fanboys have driven away every last user who uses OSX for a living. How many times has this platform been sent back down to square one because of arrogance? Won't happen again right? I'm sure they were saying that in the 80s and after the iMac boom.