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Oh Lord such Apple crap please don't let it happen on MM2011

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Oh Lord such Apple crap please don't let it happen on MM2011 Reply with quote

http://blog.macsales.com/10146-apple-further-restricts-upgrade-options-on-new-imacs

unbelievable stupid!!! what else to say...
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That has to be one of the dumbest moves ever.

I no longer have any desire to get one of the new iMacs, so I guess my wallet should thank Apple for that.

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Make sure it has pins!
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nasty move to force T-bolt external hdd purchases
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A nasty move to force T-bolt external hdd purchases
This is what I was thinking. It's also a way to sell more AppleCare.

It will be interesting to see if Apple comes out with a T-bolt enclosure. My guess is that they will. If you purchase it with a machine and AppleCare the T-bolt drive will be covered for 3 years as well (just like the Airport products currently are covered when purchased with a machine and AppleCare).
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.sonnettech.com/product/fusionf2.html


is an esata version soon to have t-bolt




http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/EliteALmini/RAID/eSATA_FW800_FW400_USB


this has all but t-bolt.


When you realize that the 2010 mini has a bad weak hdd cable.

It just seems that the 2011 will push your towards units like the above. Not so bad of an idea. Also owc has made a no slip pad for the mini which would help it stack onto either of the two above raid cases.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much yelling and this is so easy to resolve:

I assume somebody who is able to swap a HDD in an iMac is equally capable of shorting pins 2 and 7 with a wire...
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So much yelling and this is so easy to resolve:

I assume somebody who is able to swap a HDD in an iMac is equally capable of shorting pins 2 and 7 with a wire...


From what I read, this doesn't fully resolve all the issues, but it is a start.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see why Apple does this. I'm sure it's a small percentage of users who actually upgrade their machines, so it's not like it cuts into Apple's profits significantly. All it does is piss these users off and they are very technical/vocal.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
From what I read, this doesn't fully resolve all the issues, but it is a start.

Yeah, it turns off the HDD fan completely, but the computer passes diagnostics. If swapped for SSD, this is a non-issue, if a larger HDD is fitted - just install some 3rd party fan management software.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mm wrote:
I don't see why Apple does this. I'm sure it's a small percentage of users who actually upgrade their machines, so it's not like it cuts into Apple's profits significantly. All it does is piss these users off and they are very technical/vocal.


Almost as bad as Sony pissing off PS3 owners who want to install Linux on a PS3, obviously they are unfamiliar with the type of people who would want to install Linux on a PS3. Apple, however, seems to be abusing their little monopoly a lot more boldly than in the past, oh well if it goes far enough south I'll just run OS X on non-Apple hardware, which is what this really does, it makes people go to more functional options that just need a slight tweaking to make it work.
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