Apples new ethos to make everything unrepairable and non upgradeable, means that ram decisions have to be made at purchase time so they can rip us off for it.
Non removable upgradeable by design in 2012 :
The fundamental design philosophy is to hide the above elements inside objects with impenetrable surfaces for sale, so that the user forgets the idea that it can upgrade or repair anything, meaning the cycle period for them to come back and buy a new product is all the sooner. ;(
Fixed memory at purchase, the iphone ipad storage con is outrageous and extra 16gb of memory should cost an additional £10 at most apple charge an extra £79.99 when going from a 16gb to a 32gb ios device ? and provide no SD card input … total bastards is all one can say, evil incarnate. And now they’re fixing memory in retina macbook pros at birth, regardless of memory chipset capability … absolute horse shit activity 8gb only unless you buy a 15″ retina but even then memory is only upgradeable to 16gb at purchase time and apple will charge you an extra £160.00 for an extra 8gb of memory … shit shit and double shit.
Not externally replaceable, barely internally replaceable – only as a apple service option, not environmentally responsible and so bespoke and weird that the service part is no doubt ridiculously expensive. and probably unjustifiable as an upgrade / replacement expense.
Why Make it so that the displays inside your products can only display the output from the computer that they are embedded into, since computers are the fruit of turings universal machine, the idea that a display is locked into only displaying s specific computer, seems to go against the grain of the universality of bits, displays what ever they are embedded into should always have an input so a external device can connect to them, in order to remain flexible and be called displays. All peripherals Displays included all need to be connected much more like network devices, ie on a network so that any device on a network can connect to them. The lack of target display mode on 2011 imacs was a mistake.
storage in the macbook pros is no longer easily replaceable, and the ssd parts used are often bespoke and difficult to source compatible parts. not great
Apples obsession with thin-ness and extra shareholder orientated money making is causing all these problems, that cash mountain they have, is formed from overpriced memory and ssd upgrades, and high pricing on their product line in general in comparison to other manufacturers. The products generally are hard work to repair, meaning ifixit repairability ratings are really low usually around the 2 out of 10 mark.
It creates a dumber consumer who assumes these limitations are somehow normal.