Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 02:49 UTC
Apple After a proper teardown, iFixit concludes that the new MacBook Pro has no user-serviceable parts at all, which some think is a really bad thing. I honestly don't know - I mean, my ZenBook isn't particularly user-serviceable either, and my smartphones, tablets, and whatnot are pretty much entirely soldered together as well. What do you guys make of this?
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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by lazar on Thu 14th Jun 2012 09:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
lazar
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I was fully expecting a touch screen MacBook this year.


I wasn't at all, because that would render a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and an iPad useless alltogether, you would instantly eliminate two out of three products and your diversification is gone.

Remember this stupid illustration? http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2010/10/Vertical-Multit...

Steve kept selling us that bullsh*t that we would get a gorilla arm when using a touchscreen vertically. What a nonsense!
As if every tablet is operated in horizontal position on a table!

I've personally been waiting for a good touchscreen-notebook since the Psion5-days. I might see it before I die ;-)

The new 'next-gen' MBPs seem to me like a piece of 'vista-hardware':

- still glossy display
- with my 2011 mbp I already carry an thunderbolt-2-HDMI adapater; but oh well - this new mbp now has a dedicated HDMI-out - what do I do with my old adapter - toss it away!!! Instead I buy that thunderbolt-2-LAN-adapter - *because* - what I surprise - the ethernet-port is gone

-same holds true for my 3 MagSafe chargers (I like to have one at home, one at work and one in the car). If I ever buy another mbp, I will probably have to either throw them away or try to manipulate them with a file in orther to transform them into MagSafe2-plugs.

As german it-news-site Heise put it: Adapters are the new ink-cartridges.

On my 1 year and 3 months MBP I just recently discovered that the camera und ambient ligth sensor stopped working? Why so soon? I never dropped it or spilled liquid on it.
And now no user servicable parts and you're are pricing the device up ? - Well thanks!

I can totally afford a new 'next-gen' MBP, but am refusing to burn 2000$/€ in 15 months and then needing to buy a new one. I hate planned obsolency. And Ap*le does this probably better than anyone else.

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