in plain english:
zero parts inside every new Mac being sold in 2020 (with exception for that inaccessibly spendy Mac Pro which’ll be even more scarce than pre-Trash Can Mac Pros) is replaceable, even by a repair shop, now that components are burnt-in-serial-mated to one another, making the Mac an instantly disposable appliance
just like the iPhone
enjoy your walled landfill!
@patience Building and repairing your own computer is a lost art. So is upgradable computing. And even then, I doubt that more than 0.1% of the global population have ever really enjoyed these parts of the computer owning hobby.
Can't wait to have to plonk down $700 on a Mac Mini so I can continue developing the two macOS apps I still maintain and even verify that the cross compiler works. Bonus: I get to blow off someone who actually donated to me, because they're running 10.8, and I was one of the last still updated audio players to still run there, and the latest Xcode drops anything less than 10.9.
@patience Not really down for it, just saying that over a billion people would probably just do without tech rather than learn how to use something modular and bulky. Also I have yet to see a truly repairable smart phone, and that's what most people are making do with instead of actual computers these days.
@theyepman @kode54 a truly repairable phone is the ability for a repair shop or someone cosy with parts disassembly to source replacement parts (battery, OLED display, glass, USB port, power/control button, etc.) and to be able to replace faulty components, even if that requires some soldering (such as a USB port to logic board)
[the Fairphone is a truly modular design in the truest sense, in which anyone can replace/upgrade components without having to take it to a repair shop]
for a company (like Apple) to actively prohibit vendors from supplying replacement parts to anyone whatsoever *except* Apple is anti-competitive, anti-right-to-repair, and in the end compels users to spend unnecessarily on whole new devices instead of seeking to have fixed only the components which have failed in an existing device — thus jacking up the waste stream
this isn’t hard and this isn’t rocket science
it’s worked just fine for hardware for a very long time, even for smart phones — even, yes, my Nextbit Robin from 2015–16
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