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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Apple News:Apple ignores calls to fix 2011 MacBook Pro failures as problem grows

Apple ignores calls to fix 2011 MacBook Pro failures as problem grows: "Affected MacBook Pro owners have taken to Apple's Support Communities forum, with one of the longer threads racking up well over one million views and 7,611 replies since February 2013. Others have signed a Change.org petition asking Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi to fix or replace MacBook Pro units subject to the 'manufacturing defect.' With 7,920 supporters, the petition needs another 2,080 signatures to reach its goal. "
For those of you unfamiliar with the history of the American automobile industry, Apple has of late, adopted the policy of "planned obsolescence" in order to get users to buy new hardware. After all, they give the software away for free. If anything, old Macs are "too reliable". My 2001 TiBook still runs well (last time I checked). Once replaced the non-volatile RAM battery. Other than that, probably would scream with a SSD drive.

Personally, my 2011 MacBook Pro is toast. Cosmetically, it's flawless. But it's unreliable. Contrast that with my 2006 17" first edition right off the line from China after the switch from PowerPC. Again, this machine works perfectly. I do plan to put a SSD drive in it, even if only to run Snow Leopard.

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