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45 posts • joined 5 Jul 2015
I have a 5k iMac that is just over 3 years old. Cost £2,000 and needs a new main logic board. At a cost of £580.80 which is the price of a whole computer in the windows environment.
My MacBook 12" needed a new screen after 8 months. Fortunately that was in warranty because it would have cost nearly the price of a new machine to replace the screen.
Apple is no where near as bullet proof as they would have you believe, but the OS is less taxing than windows so that it keeps going, even if your hardware doesn't.
Apple, as per usual, have removed much functionality from the Apple watch, many of the apps that used to run from the phone have been removed so that Apple can flog you a watch that works WITHOUT the phone. Many app developers have stopped developing for that reason.
Here in blighty, you can only use this service on EE and it requires yet ANOTHER data subscription!
I have the original apple watch and watchOS5 isn't supported on it.
I remember when games for the ZX Spectrum were all £5.00, then came Ultimate, who in fairness to them, produced some of the most fantastic games the spectrum every saw, but, they upped the price to £10.00 instead of the customary £5.00. Ok, everybody thought, they deserve more because the games are so much better, but low and behold, once other games manufacturers cottoned onto the fact people were prepared to pay £10.00, they all followed suit, no matter how rubbish the game.
Forward 35 years and here we are with a £1,000 phone. I hope that others don't follow suit, but somehow I doubt it.
The problem with Apple now, is that it's so busy employing Ives to make things look pretty, they forget (don't care) what people actually want. Everything is a compromise, can I live with only 256gb ssd, can I live with only one USB 'c' port? Forget about that, look how pretty and shiny it is.....
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