That's it... I'm cancelling my 2016 15" MBP Order. This was the last straw.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by el-John-o, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. el-John-o macrumors 65816

    Nov 29, 2010

    First they came for the cool intro videos that were like the "new car smell" for Macintosh's. You know, starting with OS 8 I think. That giddy feeling of starting up a brand new Mac and getting some awesome new intro video. The later variants ending with Snow Leopard were so cool! But I said nothing.

    Then they came for the glowing Apple Logo. And I said nothing.

    But now THIS!? No startup chime? Look, there are some things Apple never changes. The box a 2016 MacBook Pro comes in looks just like the white box with logo and image of product on the side an Apple IIGS came in. The startup chime is literally as old as the Macintosh itself!

    Okay, I'm not really cancelling my order or that upset. But I am more bothered by this than I thought I'd be. I'm all for progress but; some things are just nostalgic, you know?
  2. Jmausmuc macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2014
  3. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Cancel that order! [​IMG]
  4. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2011
    Agreed. There is a nostalgic comfort in this. The glowing Apple logo and the distinctive chord chime that sounds when the Mac is started have been nice. The article link you provided explains why they decided to do away with the chime. Makes sense I guess.
  5. el-John-o thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 29, 2010
    I remember many eons ago in the PowerPC Era. I had two side by side systems with identically sized CRT monitors (I didn't use any sort of KVM or anything; because the PCA was VGA and the Mac used Apples proprietary monitor connection). It was a G3 PowerMac and a similarly specced PC.

    I remember just how much more refined that Mac was in every way, the user interface in OS9 vs. Windows 98 and later Windows 2000, but one of the big differences was bootup. I'd reach down and press that power button on the windows PC and hear grinding, beeping, clicking, lots and lots of 'noise'. Then lots of characters would display on the screen, it would do it's self test, then finally I'd be greeted to the Windows 98 boot screen. On the mac? I tap a key on the keyboard, a soft grey screen appears immediately, and the familiar "chime" greets me.

    Today, the gap has admittedly closed a bit. Mac's are no longer far and away better than some of the best windows PC's. But that startup chime really shaped how I felt about Mac's for a long time! I probably won't miss it on the new MacBook Pro. I very rarely actually cold boot my macs anyway. But, nevertheless; goodbye to another component of yesteryear :)
  6. vatter69 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2013
  7. el-John-o thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 29, 2010
    10 ways the MacBook startup chime has changed for 2016. You wont' BELIEVE number 6.

  8. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    You should be able to disable the startup chime at the very least.

    It's terrible to have it go off loudly when you're in a quiet environment or meeting because you forgot to mute the volume before shutting it down. And now you can't hold the mute button while turning it on, so it's just as well if it's disabled.
  9. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    I think it might be a software update. My 2013 no longer goes BOINGGG. Thank God

    However, it did indicate when to press startup keys, not that that's necessary, and even may interfere with startup timing.
  10. iKnowMr.Jobs macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2010
    I think it's safe to say that they'll be a way to add it back in via a terminal command...¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Oh well, one less order mean I might get mine a little sooner ;)
  11. navaira macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2015
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    "It’s the end of an era for the Mac boot chime but there is a good justification for its removal and the new automatic boot feature eliminates the need to press the power button at all for many people"

    REVOLUTIONARY. I am ordering one immediately. I am so tired of pressing the power button!!! /s
  12. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    Always hated the startup chime, disabled it. Stupidest thing ever opening your laptop and it making a chime - sometimes loud if you left your volume turned up.
  13. tjleonard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2013
    I just read that article and wanted to cancel my preorder too...Some things you shouldn't take away - and that's too far!
  14. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
  15. poorcody macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2013
    I feel that way about half the posts I read these days!
  16. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    I consider this to be a long overdue feature that I'm thankful for. No more waking my wife up or disturbing others that are sitting next to me on a flight!
  17. Allard macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2009
    You've hit the nail right on the head. It's the little things like that that matter as much as the big things. There's way less personality to Apple's products now. The delights of shine and gloss are far more fleeting than a beautiful backlight and fun sounds. Taken as a whole, they contribute to the Apple experience more than people think.
  18. FatherJack1980 macrumors regular


    Dec 31, 2015
    And don't forget: And number 9 will SHOCK you!

  19. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    No start up chime????!!!!!
    Now THAT is something. I'm buying one.

    I've always hated that chime when I'm starting up in a quiet environment.
  20. tjleonard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2013
    Out of curiosity, does anyone even turn their Mac off to where you would hear the chime?
  21. navaira macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2015
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    My 2015 rMBP with Sierra freezes every night, so I have to turn it off and back on. It's a feature, to make me appreciate the beautiful chime. Or to force me to buy a 2016 to stop appreciating the beautiful chime.
  22. sleim031 macrumors member


    Jul 14, 2016
    London UK | Zagreb CRO
  23. tjleonard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2013
    Might want to get that looked at...I have to reboot usually every 60 days or so. Usually due to updates.
  24. Zenithal macrumors G3

    Sep 10, 2009
    To be fair, Windows had intro videos too but dumped them for guided tours. Granted, the OSX tours are better. I can understand why people are upset. People were wrought with hate when MS abolished Clippy from Word starting with the 2007 version. I can't imagine why though. It was annoying.

    If it's freezing like he says it is, it may be hardware on the blink, no? Or does that still result in kernel panic?
  25. tjleonard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2013
    I'd start by looking at hardware since the diagnostic is usually pretty easy. It also could just be a corrupt install of Sierra, but at either rate, it's far from normal! It would drive me crazy if mine froze up frequently, or even at all.

Share This Page

40 October 30, 2016