"Apple knows a thing or two - because they've removed a thing or two!"

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by masterbaron, May 9, 2018.

  1. masterbaron macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to compile a feature / function list of all the really great things Apple has eliminated from their line-up! I'm sure some Pro-sumer can do a better job than I - thanks!

    You know like:

    Expansion Bays
    DVD drives
    Headphone jacks
     
  2. vertical smile macrumors 68030

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    Is this thread under the correct forum?

    You could add the following:

    User replaceable RAM.

    Front Row

    Multiple windows/playlists open at the same time in iTunes

    iTunes Radio for iTunes Match subscribers

    The GUI for creating a software RAID on Disk Utility

    Optical audio
     
  3. masterbaron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you!

    Well as you questioned... the thread is applicable at the top of the forum but emanates from the loss of a headless solution to carry forth or replace the Mini - it typifies the angst many users feel. I would have no issues should someone take the tagline to the masses.
     
  4. vkd macrumors 6502a

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    Infra-red port behind the Apple logo on iMacs, for use with Apple Remote (prolly removed related to Front Row removal noted above as it disappeared around the same time)
     
  5. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I suppose you will also complain about the elimination of the floppy disk drive, Apple Desktop Bus, Apple Display Connector and RS-422 ports? ;)
     
  6. cube macrumors G5

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    Hyperbole
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 604

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    The programmer's key that dumps you into debugger.
    It used to at least give you a shot at saving your Doc when an App crashed.

    OS 9 emulation. Although that is asking a lot.
     
  9. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    No... Apple has “Hyperbole”. That hasn’t been eliminated. We might actually have more of that now. :cool:
     
  10. DevNull0 macrumors 68000

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    Replaceable SSD
    Matte screens
    Comfortable keyboard that's not like pounding your fingers on glass
    17" laptop
    Magsafe
    Standardi USB
    HDMI/Displayport
    The lightup Apple logo
    The startup chime
    The breathing light
    Quad core mini / any meaningful non-AIW desktop
     
  11. vertical smile macrumors 68030

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    I don't think anyone has mentioned Apple Displays and AirPort (which I know is still sold, but it looks like it will never be updated).

    I have not use anything newer then the aluminum keyboard that came with my Late 2012 iMac, and my wife's 2011 MBA, but have they gotten worse than that?

    I hated the feel of the aluminum keyboard, and gave that to my kids to use with their Mac Pro 1,1. I use the older Apple keyboard with the white keys and clear plastic body. While it is not as attractive as the aluminum one, it just feels better when using.
     
  12. DevNull0 macrumors 68000

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    They now have a keyboard with a very shallow stroke (about 1/16" of movement) and much softer to press than the keyboards you're used to. For anyone used to typing on a real keyboard (including the ones you're used to), the new keyboards are a horrible experience. To make matters even worse, they screwed up the design so that a tiny particle of dust inside will stop a key from working.

    They've discontinued the standalone keyboards they had for iMacs as well and replaced them with an external version of the new laptop keyboards. Far worse keyboard, they jacked up the price, and glued in a non-replaceable battery so you can throw away the more expensive keyboard in about 3 years and buy a new one to help Apple make an extra profit (isn't Apple so environmentally friendly?)

    The new one is even worse than the one you hated. At least with an iMac you can get rid of the Apple keyboard and use something good. With a notebook you're out of luck.
     
  13. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    I hate the old chime though.
     
  14. Starship67 macrumors 6502a

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    All the removed items you list are outdated tech. Why not mention floppy drives?
     
  15. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    Headphone jack is outdated ? Only according to Apple, but not to Microsoft. Remember "Apple thinks differently"
     
  16. Starship67 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes they do and as user I do as well. Get into wireless headphones you’ll never look back, and don’t play the audiophile card it’s so pretentious.
     
  17. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I still like the wired headphones. They never need charged and just work day in and day out.
     
  18. vertical smile macrumors 68030

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    How are expansion bays old tech?
     
  19. Starship67 macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps expansion bays aren’t necessarily old tech. Depending on the use case and the computer used.
     
  20. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I thought the same thing. Based on the Mac Pro section here, people are clamoring for these slots.
     
  21. theluggage macrumors 68040

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    These things were dropped because they were well and truly obsolete, or pointlessly proprietary, and usually ridiculously bulky.

    Now, things are dropped so that the new model can be 1% thinner and Apple's margins can be 1% higher.
    Heck, even the startup chime has been axed.
     
  22. vertical smile macrumors 68030

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    I don't know about the 1%, but you have a pretty good point.

    Apple made the late 2012 iMacs thinner, and by doing so, removed features. Also, there are cooling issues related to the thinner design.

    Did anyone really ask or want this? I have a late 2012 iMac and the thinness does look impressive, but sitting in front of the iMac, I really have no idea how thin it is. It seems that the design was made for onlookers, and not with the user in mind. This is like the opposite of the upside-down Apple story.
     
  23. DevNull0 macrumors 68000

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    Headphone jack is not outdated tech.

    And I'm just lol at you calling expansion bays outdated tech. Enjoy your antique sealed box next year while I pop a new video card and USB4/whatever comes out next in my computer in 5 years.
     
  24. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    1 million things I don't need.

    yawn
    --- Post Merged, May 10, 2018 ---

    The vast majority of people these days buy portable computers and have no need for bays.
     
  25. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    Many of us have portable computers. But that doesn’t mean we don’t need expansion bays.

    My portable computer’s primary function seems to be reminding me how much I need my desktop. It’s frustrating trying to work with such limited options. I only consider my portable a worst case necessity. It’s there if I must. But I’d really rather not.
     

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