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There is nothing wrong with the butterfly design. I've had multiple butterfly KBs with zero issues, as have many other people I know. There isn't a shred of real evidence that they're less reliable. Do you have any? Anecdotally
I hate that type of rubbish that Cook is spouting.
How difficult is it to simply come out with a model update regularly that has a faster processor, new graphics card, and maybe new ports (Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, etc).? Apple itself is probably making it harder to do this by inherently making designs non-upgradable.
The main problem is Apple thinks they need to reinvent the wheel every time they come out with a desktop. The cylinder Mac Pro is a perfect example...it's more about visual aesthetic then anything else. They probably spent years refining the cylinder. The Mac mini is the Cube concept refined to it's maximum (minus any thought for upgradability or expandability).
Then to see their laptop line adopt a gimmick like the Touch Bar...and remove all ports except USB-C...it really makes me wonder what they are thinking. I like Apple products, and they will sell millions of units regardless of what I think, but it's still frustrating.
Hopefully the lawmakers are not buying the hokey safety argument. As the person above me stated, this is not specifically about consumers performing repairs. It is about repair shops outside of Apple purview performing repairs of Apple products. What Apple and other company's stance is doing is hurting an entire market sector and hurting the ability for electronics repair technicians to find jobs. If there is a 25 cent capacitor dead on my logic board, I'd like someone to know how to diagnose and replace that part for a moderate labor cost rather than have to buy a new computer. Apple continues to foster a consumer throwaway idealogy.
jameskatt2 said:For teaching computer science, an iPad is worthless since you cannot program on it like a Mac. And computer science is a necessary skill these days.
I still feel like it was a mistake to link USB-C with power for the newer Apple laptops. This is taking up a valuable data line. I have several PC laptops here and USB-C is simply a port, not the end-all connector for the entire system. Additionally, MagSafe was wildly successful and no doubt directly led to Apple's popularity in the laptop space.
Part of the design process is knowing what is better over what the users think is better. It’s a push-pull, but part of Apple’s magic is doing things outside user desires. Sometimes they really fail, sometimes they really succeed.
Blizzard has since announced that Classic has seen the largest subscriber increase in history. I suspect this laptop will sell massively.
Apart from its raw power this machine is non-professional from any every conceivable perspective. Apple still does not get it: Industrial design for pros is something that is very much different from industrial design for consumers.
Don't buy it and Apple gets the message (and they either will revamp the product or discontinue it...haha).