What's Hawt: It seems that Apple really wants their customers to sign up for its Apple Care plan by making its newest Mac Book Pro very difficult to repair. A break down by iFixit shows how difficult a simple repair job could be.
Pretty sure this isn't going to stop fanboys from lining up to buy it. Opening up your laptop? What's that voodoo about?
Doesn't even slow them down... Apple is training them to buy a new product every year so there is no need for repairs or upgrades.
Form before function. Apple's favourite phrase.
so now they wanna make it impossible to fix it yourself no matter how simple the job so they can charge you instead.
yeahhhhhh.....Apple really is for the people.
and people say microsoft and sony are evil.
ONCE I BUY A MACBOOK ILL BUY A PROTECTION PLAN
Why would you do that???
So the camera broke? Well, you just have to buy a new Mac. We'll give you a 5% of the price if you give us your 0,2% damaged old obsolet one.
So I just got a sweet 3rd gen i7 2.6Ghz/1080p/NVidia 650M/blu-ray writer/lit keyboard/hd cam/8GB ram/1TB HDD Laptop and all for.... less than $1000. No thank you Apple.
yeah but you could get a much better laptop by apple. i7 2.0ghz dvd reader nice simple keybord with back light 500g hdd 4gb of ram for only 2300$ and you can get accessory pretty cheap too. like an accessory for hdmi!! (sarcasm)
Home Insurance? Protectyourbubble.com? AppleCare? Gadget Insurance? This is a NON issue.
Love my macbook! Best investment i couldve made. I was a little haired at first to make the switch, only regret i have was not making the switch sooner! Been using macs for the last few years and will NEVER go back to a PC again! No more headaches or stress!
You could at least TRY not to sound like a mindless Apple drone or corporate plant. You aren't fooling anyone.
I think you need your meds pal! Cant argue with facts and you sound like your typical hater! Have fun with your inferior virus infested machine, haha. I swear, so glad im not in your boat anymore. Everyone i know that switched over are so glad they did, no complaints at all. Truth hurts, doesnt it! You sound like a real moron!
@godzilla72 - This is exactly what thereapersson is talking about. Apple systems are MUCH MORE vulnerable that Windows machines from a security standpoint, but you all get away because people don't focus their time to develop trojans because of the small market share. It's like robbing a bank with $5000 versus one with $5 million...you'd target the bigger one. Your systems are now at the point where Windows machines were in the early 2000s, or even earlier (from a security standpoint).
but what the news didn't mention is Apple's laptop is probably the strongest one of all notebook. i have a 6 and a half years macbookpro and the only thing that ever break is the battery. something that i couldn't get from my acer and dell!
I get what you're saying, really. However, businesses are getting much more shady. That's not good, no matter what way you flip it. If Apple continue putting methods in place which force you to even purchase a new, or pay to get something fixed, which you may be able to do yourself. You begin to wonder.
@ngecenk - I have my Dell for about 3 years now and NOTHING has ever gone wrong with it... I also had an IBM from the days running 7 years strong but the PSU went bad because of a power surge.
I'm using a IBM Thinkpad R40... 9+ years... youtube 480p full screen... 720p playback... XP/Ubuntu dual boot... screen res 1400x1050... just bought a new battery(5.hours), a new adapter and GB RAM for 50$... Easy format utility, new cooling cream and clean as a whistle! Barabababa... I'm loving it!
It's a nice machine, just overpriced. Period.
Exactly, but some of the commenters just hate the device outright - and you can see the hate in their comments. They don't have any other reason than the price tag. People, understand that Apple sells this as a premium machine. How are the Ultrabook prices comparing to the Mac Air? When windows and Apple got to the same platform you can see the prices merging to the same level. I would be happy with any device that offers the ease of use of the Mac OS, a big smooth track/touch pad, and capability of up to 5 finger gestures. When work gets hectic, the ability to call upon and swap different windows, widgets and sources with just a swipe makes work literally move like a breeze. That, and the only one freeze in my 2008 mbp in the last 4 years is what keeps me on the mac. On the other hand, my windows machine has had to go through one format, and 3 OS re-installs in the same time frame (4yrs), i'm not counting the BSODs and freezes. I am fed up with restoring.
i will buy a macbook this year most likely ill buy me a 2010 model and in next 4 years lets see who all still have thier windows ultra book that is $200.00 cheaper than macbook pro mac = 2-10 with problems pc = 8-10 with problems
Who’d have imagined that a constant drive for smaller and more streamlined devices would reduce the user ‘repairability’ of those devices? I’m shocked, I tell you. Shocked!
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