Originally Posted by DarkVader
I'm amazed that there aren't more Apple apologists posting. I mean, sure, $50 for something that should have been part of the design to start with is inexcusable, but there's usually lots of support for every other inexcusable thing Apple does on here.
Talk about the need to whine and sensationalize. "Inexcusable"? Really? Do you even know what that word means? First of all, not everyone needs a damn security lock, a ton of people probably have their Mac Pro at home- so why include it as part of the core design? I haven't heard a blip about this issue till I read this article, so obviously it wasnt some massive complaint by a ton of people- just vocal whiners like you. I never saw a complaint about it in ANY of the reviews I read. So now, people have another option that they did not have before today, and you take that as an opportunity to bitch and whine further. THAT is what I call inexcusable trolling, not the fact that Apple didn't include a piece of metal that most people dont need, or didnt compromise the initial design for a niche requirement. I've been using Macs for more than 15 years and not once have I used a security cable. The VAST majority are in the same boat.
I bet you if we ran through the list of all the "inexcusable" things that Apple has done over the years according to people like you (ie. streamlining both hardware and software, dropping obsolete tech), they are all things that have contributed to the success of the company.
Lets take a look at a couple other of your recent posts:
Exactly. Stupidity for its own sake. Only Apple would even consider doing something that damn stupid. The only reason I think there's a good chance they won't is that fortunately they're about to be forced to put a micro USB jack on all of their phones in Europe instead of the proprietary Lightning connector.
So, you truly believe Apple is one of the stupidest companies on the planet, yet you decide to come post here. Oh, and the next statement shows the extent of your utter ignorance- no, Apple is not going to be forced to put a micro usb port on their phones- they simply will include an adapter, which fits the requirement. Micro USB does not have half the features that lightning does.
So, iDisk is back. About time. Of course, they're idiots for killing it in the first place, and I'm probably not going to use it, I've already got other solutions in place at this point.
There we go, again, the deep ignorance you swim in always leads you to proclaim Apple's extreme idiocy. You should apply to work at the company, to save them from their utter and complete ineptitude. They'd be so lucky to have you.
I'm only running it because Apple didn't release 6.1.6 for the iPhone 4. iOS 6 is a MUCH better operating system, 7 is horribly ugly and has major user interface problems. I'm hoping 8 is better.
Oh look, you think Apple's latest iOS is also complete and utter trash. What a shock!
Ok, I'll go ahead and say it. Spending 3 billion dollars on a company that has overpriced, really crappy headphones and speakers and a crappy streaming audio service is flat out stupid. Apple made a mistake.
Again, you have no other recourse of logic except Apple's "stupidity". Incredible how the company has survived so long (thats an understatement) while making stupid decisions left and right. Because clearly, there was no reasoning behind the buy-out at all, it was just "stupid".
It's certainly better than what you get with Apple. Samsung - makes an attempt to make devices water resistant. Apple - puts liquid contact indicators on devices so they can void your warranty.
Evangelizing Samsung while bashing Apple- what a shock. You DO realize that the water resistance is a big marketing bullet point for Samsung (because the S5 truly has nothing else, and widely considered a disappointment) and that they didn't make that design choice because they love you so much, right? No, you don't.
So, here's the problem with that: Apple was here before. Back in the early '80s, Apple had damn close to 50% marketshare in microcomputers. But this funny thing happened, prices for other computers started dropping. Apple said "that's ok, we'll take the high end" and kept prices high.
"It's the 90s all over again"- predicting doom for Apple using a tired and shitty analogy, how shocking.
Actually, most people do care a bit, they're not happy with Apple for taking 30%. And they shouldn't be, it's highway robbery. Apple does literally nothing, and takes 30%. I know many of you are complete Apple fanbois, but try to get some objective concept of what's going on here. First Apple releases a closed platform that we have to hack to be able to run so we can run software on our own devices without Apple's approval. Then Apple comes out with this app store...
Ah, there we go- the "iOS is shit because it isn't open" post. Was waiting for that one. Amazing how iOS has MUCH more developer support than another platform with much higher marketshare, and has paid out close to 5X more to developers. "Highway robbery" indeed. The thing is, if you wanted to make sure you didnt make a complete fool out of yourself, you would have double-checked what Google takes from the playstore, you know, to make sure it wasnt the EXACT SAME percentage that Apple takes (it is). Of course you did not, because being informed is not something that concerns you when making all your useless statements. And Apple fanbois? Really? How old are you? Oh right, you're an "IT professional" as you keep reminding us. Yeah, Apple clearly should have taken your route of making iOS a malware infested, insecure shithole, just so you can side-load that porn-app you want to jack off too. Because 1,000,000+ apps and access to every website in the world through their browser is clearly not enough for you.
Also, you don't think that Apple's success in the enterprise and education, and Android utter failure in both of these markets has ANYTHING to do with the security of the platforms, do you? No of course you don't- because you don't think.
Not believing it. Those icons look WAY too good. Apple's been crapping it up so much lately that there's no way they're going to use icons that look that nice.
Apple "crapping it up so much lately".
We had no choice. The security hole forced it. If 6.1.6 were available on my devices, you'd better believe I'd upgrade from 7 to 6 in a heartbeat. 7 is incredibly ugly, and has less functionality. It's the first release of iOS that's making me seriously consider Android for my next phone.
"Considering Android?" What a shocker. The tired, shitty line trolls use when they try to pretend they like Apple but the company is disappointing them.
I can go on and on. Your posts make it clear that you have absolutely no level-headedness about any aspect pertaining to Apple, and your opinions are not colored with a shred of common sense or facts. What I don't get is how trolls like you spend so much of their time posting about a company and products they hate so much. Everyone needs a hobby I guess, but yours is particularly pathetic. And so many of these self-titled "IT professionals" have their head shoved far, far up their asses. Buy your magical Android device, instead of fantasizing about it, so you can spare us from more of your utter ignorance. I hope you don't actually have paying clients, because you seem to be utterly deluded about every facet of technology and software.