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OutdoorAppDeveloper said:Why did Apple back track on the MacBook Pro? Well, customers kept telling them that they were not buying a new MacBook if it does not have the ports they need and a keyboard they can type on. Why don't you ask why Apple did not listen to customers before they made the previous MacBook? Secrecy is killing this company. You shouldn't have to release a product in order to figure out what customers want.
seanj said:Sticking old versions of HDMI and SD reader utterly pointless. You’ll be able to get Thunderbolt 4 to HDMI/SD adapters that will offer higher performance than these built in ones, for those that one these.
Myself, like the vast majority of people will never user these ports.Why would I need an SD card reader? Like most People I take photos on my phone.
As for HDMI, sorry I don’t use anything with copyright restrictions. I’d use DP, except one the ports I could have used has been sacrificed for the HDMI/SD combo.
Stupid move, done to please the commentariate rather than real world users.
I wonder if these people remember that before the iPhone, Apple charged $129 for Mac OS X upgrades, the Developer Program had multiple tiers that started at $500/year (there was a free option, but it didn't include access to the OS betas), and there certainly weren't a whole lot of great apps for less than $20-30.Apple's motive for its anticompetitive conduct was simple: Apple did not want its iOS Device-related revenue stream to end when a consumer bought an iOS Device, like it generally does when consumers purchase iMac and MacBook computers," the complaint reads. "So Apple concocted and maintained a plan to continue generating additional revenues over the entire useful life of every iOS Device it sold by cornering the distribution market for iOS applications and charging consumers an extra 30% for every app.
Now, the developer program is only $99, all software upgrades are free, and apps are considerably less expensive, not more.
They want Apple to spend billions developing and maintaining the ecosystem without which they wouldn't even have a business, and not recoup any of it.
Time to go back to paying the true cost, giving something away for free devalues it. When Apple cut the cost of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers to zero they didn’t gain anything other than shooting themselves and killing many small to mid-sized developers. In the short term Apple gained a little but in the long you lose….
Apple reorganized the PowerBook Pro hardware, they need to reorganize the Appstore to get rid of the freeloader developer mentally the true cost needs to be up front like hardware they sell.
9secondkox2 said:While I agree that the main focus of discussion on Apple products should be on their capabilities and aesthetics, it absolutely matters where they are made. A ton of money gets poured into manufacturing. If that money is feeding an evil regime, that’s a problem. Like it or not, there are those in this world who can’t wait to strip your rights from you and force their will on you. In America, we’ve been largely protected by that because we identify such things and fight them. Now, Americas leadership and resolve is weakening snd it’s not going unnoticed. It’s simply a responsible thing to do to be concerned about where our money goes. Like it or not, if products we buy are made in a country that is anti freedom or that oppresses/threatens other countries, then your money is feeding the economic power of that country. China recently tested a hypersonic middle that can travel the entire globe and is very close to being deadly accurate. It takes a lot of R&D to build that and in such secrecy. And that money isn’t coming from nowhere.That Thorium reactor that the Chinese are currently testing is but another nail.
‘’Apple is right on time with those CPU’s” 13 years on time.
22july2013 said:Kuyangkoh said:Will Apple make those high end Mac in US? Or made in usa simply just a PR a while back!!!
I think someone needs to create a "Seal of Approval" for products that are made in free countries. I would call it the "Freedom Seal." Maybe the logo would look like a seal swimming in the ocean. How many products does Apple make that might qualify for this seal?Walmart doesn’t play that made in America crap anymore why do you supposed that is Sherlock?