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[–] TrollMagnet 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

Apple has the most absurd policies on their hardware of ANY company. They also get a repair-ability score of about 1 out of 10 for official tech ratings on the new Mac Book Pros half glued together. First laptop I know of that requires a fucking heat gun to repair. I dropped Apple completely in 2010 because of their policies, and I was building their servers at that time for corporations buying them from CDW. They are overpriced rip offs with the same technology as everyone else. The few exceptions are nothing spectacular because they are gimmicks, not additional functionality. They just make higher end components mandatory in a lot of their builds like SSDs and faster memory. You pay double or more what it would cost to upgrade another system to the same specs though. For the same money you can get on average a 50% performance gain through another company.

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[–] yergi 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hackers are highly paid individuals highly sought for their skills.

Fuck Apple for trying to oppose American intellectualism. If you don't do it here, it will move across the border to Mexico.

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[–] Scine 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

What's the problem here? People paid good money for those devices, and they should be able to repair them if they are broken.

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[–] Drenki 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Apple makes more money if you buy a new one. That's a big problem, boy-o!

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[–] Wuttier 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The term is called planned obsolescence.

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[–] Ghetto_Shitlord 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

they're worried about breaking security with "secure" enclave chips and the touch button NSA ID.

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[–] derram 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

https://archive.is/kurif | https://vgy.me/GkIzuv.png :

Apple Tells Lawmaker that Right to Repair iPhones Will Turn Nebraska Into a ‘Mecca’ for Hackers - Motherboard

'Electronics right to repair legislation is modeled on a 2012 Massachusetts law that preserved the right to repair cars. '

'Lydia Brasch, who was recently visited by Steve Kester, an Apple state government affairs specialist. '

'Apple is inventing new and interesting arguments to prevent you from fixing your iPhone: It's lobbying Nebraska lawmakers to kill "right to repair" legislation, telling them unauthorized repair will turn the state into a "mecca" for hackers. '

'Apple did not respond to a request for comment, and Kester, reached by phone, told me he is not authorized to speak to the press. ', "But the prospect of a Cupertino-based megacorporation losing business to local repair shops isn't a very sympathetic argument at the Nebraska statehouse."

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[–] OrionBlastar 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

In the good old days, Apple Dealers fixed Apple computers. That was until Apple made their own Apple Stores and refuses to document how their tech works. I remember one guy would buy damaged Apple Mac products from eBay and take parts off of them to fix Apple Macs because Apple did not sell the chips by themselves and there was no other way to get them.

Google is the new Apple, Chromebooks are very good. Android is going to replace the iOS devices.

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[–] Gamio 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

There are plenty of Linux distros coming with support for ARM devices, Androids fine for what it is but when you need a PC not a front end for Google and Google approved software and can't have / don't want Windows then Debian and Ubuntu variants are probably better options.

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[–] Plavonica 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Chromebooks are very good

I have one currently running a heavily modified Linux. It does great as a simple work machine.

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Oh, no! You mean they'll turn into the very thing that the founders of your company were, which led to a successful career in technology??? Go fuck yourselves, so hard.

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[–] CujoQuarrel 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Never buy Apple anything.

Ever ever ever.

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[–] Gringojones 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I traded a gameboy for an apple 2g when i was in high school. Since then, i wont touch an apple product with a 10 foot pole. The 2g was great. The business model, however, has changed for the worse.

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[–] heebiejeebie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

FUCCCCKKKK I NEED TO GET TO NEBRASKA I WANNA BE A SHADOWRUNNER

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