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    Forcing Your Apple Gear Out to Pasture

    June 7th, 2018

    When the question comes up, Apple regularly denies that it’s deliberately making, or sabotaging, older gear to become obsolete; there is no nasty planned obsolescence plot that will force you to buy a new model before its time. But it’s not that Apple hasn’t done things to foster that impression. It almost always seems as […]

    Apple Should Give Up These? (Updated!)

    April 26th, 2018

    For a large company, Apple produces fewer products than some of you might expect. While it’s far more than in the years right after Steve Jobs returned to the company as CEO in the mid-90s, there are endless lists of what Apple ought to build next. For several years, in fact, industry analyst Gene Munster, […]

    iPad Worth a Press Release

    March 28th, 2018

    With cash-starved school systems in the U.S. choosing Google Chromebooks and PC netbooks instead of iPads and Macs, many believe that Apple is losing big time in the educational market. Some of that impression comes, according to AppleInsider’s Daniel Eran Dilger, from deliberately manipulated sales numbers, designed to ignore periods of flat or declining sales […]

    Apple’s Throttlegate Mea Culpa

    December 29th, 2017

    It’s a rare thing for a major company to admit error. Clearly Apple has come to realize it has a growing problem on its hands with the admission about throttling iPhone performance when batteries are deteriorating. Indeed, with class action lawsuits and, most recently, a crime lawsuit in France over alleged planned obsolescence, which is […]