Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Apr 2010 10:47 UTC
Apple The backlash is starting to show. The most recent change in Apple's iPhone developer agreement isn't going down well. The change is clearly aimed at increasing lock-in, and seems to have little to nothing to do with anything else. While individual developers are hit hard, Adobe as a whole has been hit pretty hard too, giving rise to sentiments on the web that Adobe should abandon Mac development. I have the sneaking suspicion this is exactly what Apple is aiming for.
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Apple is losing it...
by cutterjohn on Mon 12th Apr 2010 15:19 UTC
cutterjohn
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Boy! First non-user replaceable batteries and now this, plus their random app store acceptance process to begin with.

Dunno what's up with Apple any more, but they're pretty much entirely off my relevance chart any longer, of course they really were a while ago given their crazy pricing/feature ratios for Macs & notebooks. Just wasn't worth it for OSX to me as it's a HEFTY tax to get OSX not to mention I just couldn't swallow their notebooks' minimal GPU specs even at the high end for those prices, but the battery not be replaceable was at tops as I usually go through a battery in 2-3y but tend to keep my nbs for 5-6y.

Apple has just gone too far with what seems to me a planned obsolescence of their products in what I consider to be far too short of time periods for their pricing levels. It's like buying a car that is programmed to self-destruct in 3y or cost a significant portion of it's sales price to keep running longer...

I just can't really see Apple growing their customer base with these policies/pricings.

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RE: Apple is losing it...
by dumdiddydum on Mon 12th Apr 2010 16:00 in reply to "Apple is losing it..."
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2009-10-29

Apple has just gone too far with what seems to me a planned obsolescence of their products in what I consider to be far too short of time periods for their pricing levels. It's like buying a car that is programmed to self-destruct in 3y or cost a significant portion of it's sales price to keep running longer...

I just can't really see Apple growing their customer base with these policies/pricings.


Except they do.

As for obsolescence: My Nov 2002 Powerbook G4 (yes, G4 as in Titanium G4) is still going strong, my GF uses it every day. Sure, she's sort of stuck with OS X 10.4.10 but on that she's working intensively with Indesign and Photoshop (both apps open pretty much all the time). Again, it's the CS2 versions but it gets her work done.
Quite a few of my friends are quite happily using "obsolete" Apple hardware. I'm on 3 year old MBP and have been eyeing the new models once in a while just to decide that I don't actually NEED any of them. And I am demanding on the hardware (no gaming though, I wish I had time for that).

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