why is it legal to add RAM

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  1. shamguy4 macrumors member

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    why is it legal to add RAM to the mac? doesnt the apple EULA say it cant run os x on anything other than "apple-labeled" hardware?

    .....and where is the best place to buy RAM for the macbook unibody? lol
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Adding RAM doesn't change the fact that it is an Apple-made Mac.
     
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    apple related hardware = apple computer

    ram != computer
     
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    RAM ≠ a computer. Crucial is always good memory.
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Besides, most of the parts inside a Mac aren't manufactured by Apple anyway, including memory and hard drive. The hard drive that came in my iMac is a Seagate OEM drive, although it does have a wee Apple logo halfway down the label next to the barcode...
     
  10. MKSinSA macrumors regular

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    This info was posted the other day in a thread by gethyphyyo who notes this sale was extended, as well.

    Hope that helps and Cheers! :cool:
     
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  12. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    The EULA and the warranties allow for certain components to be replaced - Apple considers RAM and hard drives to be user replaceable and thus does not contradict what constitutes "Apple branded".

    Apple Labeled is little more than what components apple uses at any given time and is more for the branding of the casing and components as a whole and not in part since the hardware is prone to frequent changes and can vary due to BTO and other revisions.

    Not to mention the branding has nothing to do with replacing components once the OS is legally obtained - what an end user is permitted to replace is based on warranty disclosures and if the part is compatible with your system. Apple cannot cover every hardware maker, they just have specs. About the only thing that can be considered "Apple Branded" is the board that has some kind of customization.

    The biggest thing is that once you receive the hardware, you have an "Apple Labeled" system. There are conditions that permit the end user to replace certain components. Thats just how Apple defines things. Apple branded is a sum of parts in a case.
     
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    Huh?
     
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