Nope, I don't hate them.
So since you started the thread, what are your reasons for hating the company?
I think the word hate is a reflection of how much I used to love Apple -- you know, the concept of the hatred that a lover feels when scorned, that sort of thing. You probably cannot understand my hatred unless you realise I've been a Mac user for more years than many of you, and have been such a passionate Mac evangelist. It's like realising it was all a delusion because a company is essentially not lovable. It's a marketing mirage."Hate" is a strong word. But "irritation", "mistrust", & "disappointment"? --Then yes, definitely.
1. You are a writer? What apps require you to have more ram on your mba?I am a writer, and I stare at the screen all day and night long, literally.
I hate Apple for deleting the matte or anti-glare screen. They kept it at least for the 15" MacBook Pro - but the removed any mention of it from their advertising material, and then had the temerity to say no one wanted anti-glare screens, and deleted the last remaining 15" option.
What about offering the 17" screen for those professionals who need it?
So by forcing me off the iMac because of a lack of matte screen, the option was for me to use the Mac Mini with 3rd party matte screen - but now Apple solders in the RAM and hard drive, and removes the quad core option - so if I use an external matte screen, I have to settle for a really dumbed down Mac Mini.
For all the years I've used Macs, I have always updated the RAM and even hard drives.
I hate Apple for removing features from software we need -- and only when there's a public outcry of re-inserting the features. But what if people need certain features, but there were not enough numbers to force Apple's hand?
Removing the "save as" in Lion.
Removing the ability in Calendar to stipulate the time to postpone the item. Who is the idiot at Apple who forced us to postpone an item only around 15 minutes. Why remove the ability to postpone it for a range of selected time periods. Sure, because of the outcry, they brought it back in Mavericks, but I didn't upgrade to Mavericks because Apple totally stuffed up Apple Mail for IMAP, at least in the initial dot iterations, and I so reply on IMAP that I can't take the risk. If you read reports by Mail app designers, it's the inner workings of Mavericks Mail that are the reason for them messing with IMAP. It worked beautifully in Mountain Lion, and then they stuffer it up in Mavericks.
I have a MacBook Air that I can't upgrade the RAM. I hate that. Sure they can argue they needed to make the Air thinner, but that argument does not apply to soldering in the RAM in the Mac Mini. The Mini does not need to be thinner.
I hate Apple disdain for its users by dumbing down software. Do more advanced users buy so few Macs that we are not worth catering to?
I loved Apple too. Not so much these days. I timed buying my iMac (don't have a lot of money to throw around for all the New) to before Steve Jobs died because I had a feeling Apple would slide into Wall Street's twisted embrace.I think the word hate is a reflection of how much I used to love Apple -- you know, the concept of the hatred that a lover feels when scorned, that sort of thing. You probably cannot understand my hatred unless you realise I've been a Mac user for more years than many of you, and have been such a passionate Mac evangelist. It's like realising it was all a delusion because a company is essentially not lovable. It's a marketing mirage.
The RAM is soldered on the 2014 model.2. The ram and hdd are not soldered in on the mac mini
I just read that. Apple customer support said it is not soldered! Let's wait for iFix it.The lack of antiglare options for their laptops really annoys me, as does their regime of soldering on RAM.
The RAM is soldered on the 2014 model.
Agreed. Said that, I would like if Apple would stop dumbing down the Macs. And if Apple provided a decent iWork suite, adding new features, instead of removing features and redesigning its interface every year.It's a company so how can you love or hate it ? If it doesn't meet your needs, go somewhere else.
I'm not sure I nderstand at all.I hate Apple for deleting the tools I need for my trade.
Apple has deleted the products I need for my trade, all to maximize their profit, but is there not a responsibility for Apple to give people the tools for using OSX, not just the people that bring profit, but the wider business and professional community?
Answers:1. You are a writer? What apps require you to have more ram on your mba?
2. The ram and hdd are not soldered in on the mac mini
3. Buy an anti-glare foil?
4. A 17" laptop? For writing? ...
5. Mail apps all suck.
6. Use a different calendar app?
Yes, I agree. What you said is very logical. Need to spread that logical message to lots of people who love Apple.This.
It's foolish to "hate" a company. A company Is a non-living entity.
I have been displeased with them lately on e software side.
1. What apps do you use that require VMs?Answers:
1 - Virtual machines take lots of RAM
2- early reports indicate that they are
3 - I have, but you can still see the reflection behind the anti-glare film
4 - A large screen is good for writing with multiple windows open for research, email etc.
5 - Mountain Lion mail is stable
6 - what if you need iCloud sync
From the various sources I've read, the reason Apple say the RAM is not user-upgradable is because they've glued the base onto the Mac Mini, rendering it inaccessible unless you're ok with invalidating your warranty. I believe it uses socketed RAM - it's just that Apple want to charge you 2-3 times the going rate to upgrade it.I just read that. Apple customer support said it is not soldered! Let's wait for iFix it.
There is no real reason to solder ram in a desktop.
But then there is no reason to solder cpu or gpu either ...
Scrivener for MacEDIT: I write for a living too OP. ... What software do you use out of curiosity?
Business software used for administration of business finances. Running an old version that has no Mac equivalent. I could shift to a Mac software, but it would involve a lot of expense.1. What apps do you use that require VMs?