Originally Posted by aresee
Oh, not everybody replaces their computers every year or so. I suspect that most of Apples customers are on a three year or more replacement cycle. With many being on a six year or greater cycle. And we are all Apple customers.
Actually I have two computers, an iMac for my desk and a PowerBook for everyplace else. And I alternate my purchases between them. What I found is that for the first two years I am very happy with my stock computers. During the third year I may notice that some of my newer apps are becoming memory hogs and I max out my RAM and maybe change out the hard drive. (Though the last time I did that was back in my G3 PowerBook days.) Finally after four years I start to notice the system slowing down and start looking fro a replacement. Never have I been presented with a feature (like Blu-Ray) that I felt that I needed that wasn't provided externally by Apple or a third party.
I still don't think you understand what I am saying.
Apple just released a new line of MacBooks and MacBook Pro's. Nothing they released in the last two years are upgradeable, in any way...not even hard disk size, to these new models.
If you buy one of these new models, you will be left in the dust when Apple upgrades them again in June, probably to Blu-Ray.
Let me get this straight so you understand my beef:
Apple offers no upgrade paths to current users. Is that clear enough? Should I say it again?
Here's what I want, and I've said it before:
Walk into an Apple Store and say, please upgrade my hard drive to the largest available and upgrade my optical drive likewise. That is not an unreasonable request.
But it will never happen.
Does this not touch a nerve with anybody here?
If not, I will leave the forum and end this anguish for you Apple lovers (I'm one too, but I just don't get it).