- Nov 25, 2011
Nice try yourself. Way to totally miss the point, and as I said, deflect. But regardless my point still stands. Yes, I said it might be a good argument but I was trying to be nice. It’s not a good argument.Lol, nice try, your quote was "People who complain about Apple’s base model specs: What’s the problem?" hence why i brought up the HD issue. Which IS A BASE MODEL spec. The main advantage of being able to mess with hardware in my eyes (and many others) is the ability update or fix things once the hardware starts acting up. Like the mentioned HD that slows down the computer for a TON of users. If you get a base model with limited ram, and you decide you need more for whatever reason, is it more desirable for the user to buy some more ram for their machine, or to go and buy a brand new computer? Sure some people could care less about tweaking their hardware, but to state that it's an advantage that Apple glues everything shut and makes things inaccessible is just silly.
A 5400 drive is significantly cheaper than a SSD. For someone who is price conscious and values storage space over speed, why are you so determined to deny them that option? Why should they be forced to pay for an SSD when a much larger HDD for less $ would better suit some of those users? If that 5400 drive was the only option you’d have a case. But it’s not. It’s a choice.
So stop deflecting and answer the question. What is wrong with having those choices??
As for the hardware upgrading, you and some others think one way - the way you described. I and the vast majority of Apple’s target market think otherwise. Apple chooses to target those people.
Soldering RAM and storage reduces points of failure. Soldering RAM and storage in laptops saves space and makes room for better cooling, more battery, and other things. Your argument about things acting up, or wanting more functionality later?
1. Buy AppleCare to cover things acting up within three years.
2. Buy what you need within that timeframe so you don’t need to upgrade it.
3. when you need more, sell it for good resale value, or trade it in to Apple, and buy another one - upgrade everything at once.
Why? Because Apple doesn’t make computers made up of parts that end users cobble together. Apple makes a package, an entire experience. Buy that, use it, don’t mess with it, and then replace it with a newer one when technology moves on.
That’s how Apple works now and it’s how Steve always wanted Apple to work, but it was a bit before his time, until he pulled out the iPhone. No one cares that they can’t upgrade the RAM in their iPhone or iPad. And the people in Apple’s target market for Macs feel the same way about their Macs. Bend it by way you want, but the vast majority of Apple’s target market do not want to mess with their hardware, and do not want to lose the benefits, some of which I mentioned above, that we’d lose for Apple to cater to people who do want to mess with their hardware, when there’s a world of options available for those people outside the Apple garden.
I get it. You do want to mess with your hardware. That’s ok. But Apple is not interested in catering to you and those like you, any more than BMW or Mercedes are interested in catering to the average Honda buyer, at the expense of the experience for the rest of us who do not want to mess with our hardware. PCs and Windows cater to you. This is all partly the very reason Apple exists.
Apple tried doing it the PC way in the 90’s and nearly went bankrupt. Apple’s “package” mentality is partly why Apple’s products stand apart. For some, like me, that standing apart is what makes them better. For others, like you, that makes them worse.
So guess what? You don’t have to buy a Mac!! You have other options that do cater to you!! If you want to mess with your hardware buy a PC and go to town with it. Apple will never cater to you and the rest of us in Apple’s target market would like please to keep it that way.