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This is about limiting resales of older / used equipment. Used phones / laptops / desktops reduce sales of new ones. SJ is long dead and TC only cares about shareholders.
I know a russian guy (in america) who can swap out an android or iphone (6) screen in 10 minutes for $60. battery swaps equally cheap.
that kind of aftermarket work keeps gear in circulation and prevents new sales.
he can't do iphone 7 and up - no parts. though, he does sometimes get those parts from china when they 'overrun' a production order and sneak the overage out the back door.
safety? please: automobiles have real battery acid and gasoline (and they can fall off the jack and kill you) - compared to a Li battery pack?
it's about greed and limiting competition from used gear. not everyone's paying the apple tax.
supadav03 said:And these will be popping up on eBay in 3, 2, 1...
One thing for sure, when people truly don't like something (like, er, gay people) they tend not to discuss it.
Otherwise they place themselves in a position whereby other people wonder exactly why they're so obsessed with the subject in the first place.
Repressed, have you heard of it?
loving linux these days more and more. amazing how easy ubuntu installs on old and new hardware with no effort on the user's part.
once all my dev tools run as nice in linux as OS X I'm done, hackintosh VMs for me after that.
these MBPs? no way. never. I'll pick up the last-gen used before I'd pay for such underpowered overpriced stuff.
been using apple stuff for over 30 years, but not much longer. a lot of mac users I know are going ubuntu for laptops / desktops.
thanks for the warning - just turned it off.
but what about the warm, superior hiss of analog static, analogous to the warm superior sound of analog vinyl records?
dcgoo said:What? ...not a word about the massively fast SSD? I came from an early 2013 MBP, the storage performance is incredible!
if there turn out to be engineering errors, great sadness will ensue
consumer value: one star
shareholder value: five stars
What you need to know about Apple Watch Series 2expensive, pointless, lacking utility, appealing to vanity
$1100 for a wristband? Steve Jobs would be so proud.
What Hath Cook Wrought (besides enhancing shareholder value)?