...just get out of the hardware business. I know they were playing with the idea of licensing OS X like Windows does, but Steve Jobs decided against it... maybe it's time for just releasing MacOS full scale for anyone to buy and install on whatever hardware configuration of their choosing. Inter-connectivity between devices? How well do Android devices communicate with Windows desktops/laptops? It seems that the way ipads. iphones, and macs communicate like they do means nothing to most of the users on this forum, from what I see. They just want fast and newest, and all for "cheap" ( I realize that most will pay a fair price for all of the new stuff they want, but...what's the definition of fair, is the next question you'd ask). So...license MacOS. Let the user swim the shark infested waters. And customer support? What customer support? When I used Windows, I never thought of contacting them in any way with an issue that may have even been warranted. All bets are off. If you install MacOS on hardware that can't run it properly, it's your fault. Accountability, right? Free market, right? Even Microsoft is now increasingly becoming a hardware company. Maybe it's time for pendulum to swing the other way? Another viewpoint would be: I don't want them to not make hardware, I just want them to make it so I can upgrade it as needed. That's all well and good, but put the shoe on the other foot for a second: If I make a product that "I" see as perfect as it is, why would I give you the option to change something in it, have it mess up, and you return it to me and blame me, it's my fault because I gave you the ability to upgrade and you f**ked it up? Do you see now why soldering everything in place is a shrewd business decision and that if one item fails, then it's on the company, but if one user upgraded item fails it's still the company's fault?? I'll stop before I get too far off topic, but you see what I mean (I hope). 1. Release MacOS to the public to install on any configuration they see fit. 2. ???? 3. Profit thanks for reading.