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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fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

It's about quality control.


Either that or Toshiba has better lawyers and/or bigger balls ;)

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It is really no surprise that someone would twist this to something that is actually good for the consumers. It is neither a surprise that you would be that someone (not to make this personal, but I would love to see a single osnews post from you where you admit that your former employee have done something wrong).

So ... no surprise at all... I don't really now why I wrote this post ;)

Edited 2010-12-01 14:26 UTC

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06



With the SSD from Toshiba I assume that it would be replacing a non-serviceable part which would void the warranty? Although the idea is tempting is it really worth giving up the warranty for the sake of upgrading the SSD inside?

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tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21



With the SSD from Toshiba I assume that it would be replacing a non-serviceable part which would void the warranty? Although the idea is tempting is it really worth giving up the warranty for the sake of upgrading the SSD inside?
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Ars has more info on the Toshiba Apple partnership:

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/11/apple-kills-super-fast-ma...

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

It's about quality control.

ROTFL. Thanks for my laugh for the evening.

No, it's got absolutely nothing to do with 'quality control'. There is a warranty and if you replace your Macbook parts yourself you void it. Simple. What this is really about is Apple getting more than a bit irritated at Macs being commoditised.

I mean, heaven forbid that someone would buy a cheaper Macbook and replace the drive in it with a better one for less while Apple benefits from those same commodity savings. You can't have it all ways.

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