Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Nov 2010 23:49 UTC
Apple Now this is interesting. My brand-new MacBook Air 11.6" is at my local Apple retailer because either the SATA part of the logic board or the SSD died mysteriously, and here we have Apple blocking PhotoFast from selling their faster, more spacious replacement drives.
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BeamishBoy
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2010-10-27

It's not just the commercial model that prevents me from buying Apple products any more. It's precisely the problem Thom has pointed out.

In the past seven years I've owned five Apple computers (two desktops and three laptops). Every single one of them has had a serious hardware failure within eighteen months of purchase. The graphics card died on one of the desktops a month after I got it and the logic boards failed on the other four.

Perhaps I'm just an outlier but my experience of Apple hardware is that it's universally rubbish. I love the software, particularly the OS, but as long as I have to run that OS on their own hardware, I'll never purchase anything from Apple again.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Agreed.

It's like Heather Graham, basically. She can be riddled with STDs and I'd still do her.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

This is why I turn beet red whenever I hear "rated highest in customer satisfaction".
So was Ronald Reagan, for a period of time.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

It's a myth that they lead in reliability and use the best parts available. I went over this issue in detail:
http://www.binplay.com/2010/09/reason-5-why-i-will-not-buy-macbook-...

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