The Views Expressed Herein Are My Own #Unaffiliated
OK the recent hooplah with Apple V Samsung isnt really a factor here, much has been said already, IMHO Samsung did sail a wee bit close to the wind , alas happily the circus got thrown out of the UK courts. I imagine that quite a few brown envelopes have left no. 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino in recent weeks and circulated the USA , we all know what Californian jurys are like (simi valley springs to mind) , the fattest envelope was probably reserved for the douche jury foreman. For the record i dont dislike Apple users (they know not what they do) its Apple.corp as a whole i despise. Here i aim to focus on some things which i feel to be harmful at best , criminal at worst …
So this isnt only about Apple being patent trolls and stifiling new innovative technology , which of course will be detramental to all tech enthusiasts , its also about the bang for your buck , and Apples practises, as ive stated before elsewhere the hardware Apple uses is nothing new , custom intel chips , HDD’s made by the likes of Fujitsu & Barracuda, Some Intel Macs using PC2-5300 RAM, Ironically Samsung manufactures Apple’s A5 processor , and a large chunk of the hardware found in the iphone4 ,keep in mind Apple doesn’t make the iPhone itself. It neither manufactures the components nor assembles them into a finished product. The components come from a variety of suppliers and the assembly is done by Foxconn.
Many isheep credit Steve Jobs as being the true innovation behind Apples success, he was not , that accolade belongs to Steve Wozniak & this Brit who designed most of the ithings Sir Jonathan Paul. Steve Jobs contribution was that he was very good at marketing, which has nothing to do with computing per se, computer users who have a clue reserve their respect for men such as Dennis Ritchie.
As for the all new iphone 5 heres how the ad should go ..
Foxconn iPhone 5, assembled by Foxconn, powered by Samsung, designed by Sony, software by FreeBSD & Mach MIT project, Logo by Apple !
Lets have a look at some of the hardware present in the 27″ 2011 imac Intel 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 ,Intel Platform Controller Hub , AMD RadeonHD 6770M GPU 512MB , Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive , Barracude 7200 RPM hard drive , Atheros (Qualcomm) AR5BXB112 WLAN card , Broadcom BCM57765B0KMLG Integrated Gigabit Ethernet , Intel L107IA64 EFL Thunderbolt , Cirrus 4206BCNZ audio controller , as you see they are all made by the same companys you or i would buy PC parts from , theres really nothing special about them , other than the fact that Apple purchased them from these vendors. only the isheep would claim them to be special. If you are not a developer or graphic designer or dont need this for work purposes then there is really no need to purchase this overpriced hardware.
Apple uses an ancient filesystem namely HFS , they try and dress it up by coming out with HFS+ & HFS Extended but its still the same auld same auld 1985 technology , recently an apple fan boi was geting all moist and gloating because he has 4 cores what he fails to realise is with HFS filesystem it dont matter how many cores you have or how much RAM you have as it uses The Catalog File, which stores all the file and directory records in a single data structure, which in turn results in performance problems when the system allows multitasking, as only one program can write to this structure at a time, meaning that many programs may be waiting in queue due to one program “hogging” the system. It is also a serious reliability concern, as damage to this file can destroy the entire file system. This contrasts with other file systems that store file and directory records in separate structures (such as DOS’s FAT file system or the Unix File System), where having structure distributed across the disk means that damaging a single directory is generally non-fatal and the data may possibly be re-constructed with data held in the non-damaged portions.
Holding It Different whilst wearing Digital Handcuffs
Some of my American peers hold Apple dear as after all its an American company which contributes to the U.S economy (not as much as they should) they are tax dodging crooks. Apple pioneered techniques for avoiding the low US corporate tax rate in order to pay next to no tax. Apple operates from California but they collect and manage all of their cash from Nevada. It may sound weird to you but there is a smart tactic hidden here. There is no corporate tax in Nevada, so apple gets to save some major bucks this way. Is this ethical?
If you use an Apple product, it’s not you who owns the gadget but the other way around. Apple forces you to use its propriety apps for the iPad and iPhone. It is tyrannical in every way . Thumbs down Apple. So like it or not you have ultimitely become Apples bitch.
Apple iThings pioneered a new level of restricting the users: they were the first general purpose computers to impose censorship over what programs the user can install. You only see what they want you to see.
Apple’s mail service silently censors the mail people send
Apple deauthorized a Wikileaks access application, demonstrating its support for censorship by practicing censorship.
Apple spies on its users, and helps others spy on them. If you carry a cell phone, it tells Big Brother where you are
Apple demonstrates the arbitrariness of its censorship by blocking an app that tells people with text messages when US drone attacks kill civilians.
The author said that this app was meant to raise awareness. I hope Apple’s censorship of it raises awareness.
Ebooks with DRM won’t work on an iThing that is jailbroken, due to intentional sabotage by Apple.
E-books with digital handcuffs are products designed to attack your freedom, much like the iThing itself.
Apple uses sweatshops in China to build its products.
Sweatshops are good for Foxconn (and for Apple), but not for workers.
Working conditions at Apple’s other Chinese suppliers are even worse than in Foxconn.
I find most (not all) Apple users come across as arrogant SOB’s and ive found a large majority are noobs who will buy Apple products because they think it gives them some kudos in the tech community (it doesnt). Most consider themselves a more select group of people and accusing the rest of the world of bad taste. In reality, that’s the only way these people can express their individuality. They think that the purchase of costly Apple devices makes them elitist and gives them right to look down on those mere mortals who don’t own one. Unfortunately, such elitist attitude often has little or no technical merit or knowledge behind it. Trendy for trendy’s sake. If you’re the sort of person who wants to be able to have a tinker under the hood, don’t even think about buying Apple. For years all of their devices, from Macs to iPhones, have been sealed up tighter than a nuns vaj, denying access to the plebs AKA its own customers. Should you want to change your broken iPhone battery? You’ll need to pay a licensed Apple repairer for that, and absolutely everything else. Another major problem is that once you’ve purchased a significant amount of music, videos and software on Apple devices, almost all of that money is flushed down the toilet instantly if you decide to switch to Android or PC. Considering how much most people spend on digital content, especially Apple users, losing all of that expensive content is a huge issue. If you thought real divorce was messy, try leaving Apple and you won’t be left with so much as a virtual shirt on your back. How anyone with a sane mind can defend Apples actions (there are many) mentioned here truly beggars belief. I didnt even go into all the innovation Apple has stolen and called their own because you prolly have already read all about it, its been written. If this post helps just one Apple user see the error of their ways then my work here is done. No spin , No hype , Just the cold hard facts.
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