Ageing MacBook Pro issues


#21

Surely computers should last even longer given they have fewer moving parts?


#22

And, with regard to your Nissan example… I don’t think anyone is seriously proposing they use a computer almost 40 years… I’m certainly not! (-:


#23

Clearly you’ve never run a business.

No, computers get a free pass because of their inherent complexity. It’s not about moving parts.


#24

So you’re telling me that Apple’s teetering near the edge of not making profit?

News to me.

Last time I looked they have money to put into making crap tv shows so a year or two extra support for Macs shouldn’t really be a stretch.


#25

To be fair - a company could have annual revenue of $2b, but if its expenses are $2.1b, then they need to rethink their business model cos it’s not sustainable.

Yes, Apple has a lot of reserves, but that doesn’t mean they should make poor business decisions, or else we’ll eventually be back to 90’s take over talks.

@davidg2020 Don’t get me wrong - I hate forced obsolescence. Most of my computers have been purchased 2nd hand and used for a long time! But, I don’t expect Apple, as a business, to continue to provide parts for their old machines that have been discontinued more than half a decade ago. If you need a part for an old machine like that, then it’s off to eBay/etc to find a 2nd hand one. If nothing else - it would be a LOT cheaper!

For Apple to be mandated to keep spares on hand - how long for? How many? What parts? How much extra do you think that’s going to add to the cost of buying a product from them?