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  • Apple diagnostics software blocks third-party repairs of 2018 MacBook Pro and iMac Pro

    For all of you kicking the non authorized service guys for not going legit, being a authorized service provider I specifically remember my rep. referring to an EXISTING authorized service provider wanting to open another service center. The service reps exact words were referring to WIlly Wonka, "why should we give him the golden ticket for another service location". And this was an existing authorized owner in the top 10% of the nation.  I think theres more to it than just wanting it. You must have an "in" at the top. The Apple promoters here just shouting in favor of Apple need to admit they are plants or get educated.


    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Apple's 'Horizon Machine' iPhone calibration device coming to third-party repair shops

    This article should read "Authorized Service Providers" and not "Third Party Repair Shops"
    GeorgeBMacjdiamond
  • Comparison: Which Apple MacBook is right for you?

    After waiting for the new models, I felt the best bet was backwards to a high end 2015 15in. First you can still get a bigger SSD if I run out on the 500 (thanks OWC). Second if I have an out of warranty repair I wont have to have the top case, touch bar, battery, trackpad, logic board with ssd, and ram all replaced for bad ram. I wont have to have the logic board, ram, ssd, touch bar, battery, all replaced for broken keyboard membrane or depleted battery. I wont have to have the logic board, ram, top case, touch bar, all replaced for bad storage. So much salvage of working parts for simple repairs bothers me. I dont care about 10mm, 12mm, 17mm etc. I only use it from the top. And for the $1300 I paid for a old stock 2015 with 16/500/AMD I feel I get more value for spending exactly half the base price model cost. And its already built and in the channel so I feel better about one less piece of hardware out there because of me.
    dysamoriaavon b7
  • Apple has 'great desktops' on Mac roadmap, CEO Tim Cook says

    nht said:
    stimpy said:
     I've seen it so many times and I have 8 adapters for my current stuff and have to go buy 6 more for USB-C. Losing a floppy is brave, making stuff where your two current products MBP an iPhone dont plug together with the out of the box items is just weird.
    Really?  6 more adapters?  Name them.  I bet there is a USB-C hub that replaces them with 1 unit.
    USB-C to TB,Ethernet,DVI,VGA,FW800, oh yeah and USB3. They are all in my bag along with more
    baconstangelijahgdysamoria
  • Apple has 'great desktops' on Mac roadmap, CEO Tim Cook says

    Soli said:
    gustav said:
    volcan said:
    StrangeDays said:

    I've already mentioned it but as a pro software developer I certainly don't need those ports on my portable. My portable needs a good keyboard, a good screen, faster storage, and wifi. Tho this design is perfect for my use case, and putting in all those ports, with the sacrifices and tradeoffs any hardware design incurs, would be unfavorable.
    I find it odd that a software developer would depend on a portable device as their main computer. I do software development as well and I use an iMac 5k and a Mac Pro. For me using my MBP is the worst case scenario when I'm on the road and I do need a bag full of dongles because I don't want to leave home without them.
    Myself, and almost every software developer I know uses an MBP as their main computer. Beyond a charger and an lightning cable, what "dongles" does a software developer need? If you do presentations, a video dongle or two. But that's always been the case - not unique to this model of MBP.
    And if everyone has an Mac, an Apple TV using AirPlay with Conference Room Display mode is probably all you need. If not, the future will just be a single USB-C cable for that conference room that anyone can connect to with ease.
    Sure use with ease. I use my MBP 50% of the day at home with an external monitor, mouse and keyboard. The lid is closed. Touch bar N/A 50% of the day. I can plug in a USB-C to my non apple LG display with no TB3 and one USB-C port, no camera, and no touch bar. I am one of Apple's biggest fans but they have been designing their own peripherals into obsolescence even before the PowerMac 6100 HDI-45 and AV Display. I've seen it so many times and I have 8 adapters for my current stuff and have to go buy 6 more for USB-C. Losing a floppy is brave, making stuff where your two current products MBP an iPhone dont plug together with the out of the box items is just weird.
    baconstangelijahgdysamoria