Letting Apple control most facets of your computing experience is just a fact of life for the Mac faithful, but the company may have gone too far for some with the most recent iMac refresh.
Want to swap out that hard drive for a bigger one or replace a dead disk?
You’ve got no option but to go straight to Apple thanks to a new proprietary cable and special firmware.
The standard 4-pin SATA connector has been replaced with a 7-pin configuration that keeps you from hooking up just any old hard drive, and without that magical firmware the iMac won’t even boot.
Remember, this is the company that thinks swapping batteries is best left to the professionals, uses a custom BIOS to keep you from running OS X on non-Apple hardware, and forced a company to put the brakes on an SSD upgrade for the MacBook Air.
‘Good luck’ Apple
It is out of any logic that majority European countries receive Froyo update (2.2) on Samsung Galaxy S, while American users are still waiting to get it.
Nobody knows who’s fault is it, but most condemned carriers are AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
Another strange thing is with Nokia, that announced that will launch the X7 with AT&T, and soon after Nokia CANCELED launching this phone with AT&T.
Its odd to see the biggest companies in the word “have problems” and people start to think the fact that Apple is doing all this. Nobody can be sure 100% of this and there are only theories and speculations.
How would Samsung Galaxy S would “preform” if it had Froyo onboard? The sales passed 10 million units around the world, and the only problems was iPhone4, and the Froyo update.
Will Nokia and Samsung start to learn something from all this? We will see with time…
Who do you think will win?