Check this out! Seems to me that Apple may be moving away from its high quality parts and following in other PC makers "make junk look pretty, sell lots for cheap" mentality. Linkie below. hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/04/01/1710221&from=rss
The 24" is exactly the type of product you would expect from Apple. I haven't actually had any hands on time with the 20". I hate to think if what will happen to the brand if they start using low quality parts.
Agreed. I have always chosen Apple products mainly because of quality and partially for the OS. Making their products more affordable should not include lowering quality as they make a ton of dough with their margins.
I started reading about this further to post on the site, but when I got to a site that actually explained the nuts and bolts of it my head started hurting. I'm not talking about simple 6-bit and 8-bit video, these guys were getting well beyond that.
How good is dithering? I think this should go up to a jury and let them decide. But my question is, with so many Apple stores around the country, did the person who brought this lawsuit ever take a look at one before he bought it?
Did he buy it just so he could sue?
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
On the subject of quality parts, Apple has always had a very good reputation for using quality parts in its kit, though back in the day I seem to recall most people thought they made their own parts when in fact most are re-branded parts used in many other makes of computer. Apple has always made its own PCBs to connect the usual bits, though obviously they are not made in house but by east-asian manufacturers. They were criticised for using cheap capacitors in the iMac G5s and eMacs which have since spawned extended warranty programs, and then there were the airport expresses which had a certain component which tended to burn out after approximately 13 months of use. I believe I saw both these component quality issues blamed on the use of cheaper chinese components instead of better japanese ones. I have no idea if that was a fair conclusion though.
LCDs usually come in 6-8-10 bit. 6 is low end, a internet user maybe, 8 is for people that really use their computers often (all of mine are 8 bit), and ten is the holy grail for vid/photo pros.
Sure, Apple has been hit by quality issues, but in the past they usually have had high quality stuff. Foxconn has been a major MB manufacturer for them and they are one of the largest in the world. I am just sad to see low end stuff stuck into machines that come from the best computer manufacturer in the world.
looks like i spoke too soon. My friends new 24" iMac mysteriously freezes every couple days. We've exchanged the RAM, unplugged peripherals, and gone thru apple troubleshooting. Could be the internal HD? Next step is a clean install. We'll see how that goes. My friends new MacBook Pro has a well-documented known graphics card flaw where the screen gets garbled in small areas, and mine has the widespread maximum brightness flicker problem.
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