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(IT World)   Apple's redesigned iMac made using friction-stir welding and plasma deposition; may also include a flux capacitor   (itworld.com) divider line 4
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2012-10-25 02:35:42 PM
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I farking hate their press junkets.

That being said, how do you have a workstation-grade computer without an optical drive?
2012-10-25 01:30:43 PM
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They also do totally cool things like gluing the battery in place and then soldering the RAM to the board. I can't wait for the day they make the iDesk and require you to place your iDevice on or the unit wont boot.
2012-10-25 01:11:04 PM
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FunkyBlue: wildcardjack: Friction stir welding: AKA ultrasonic welding, two similar plastic surfaces a smooshed together in such a way that ensures there are not user serviceable parts because the user won't be able to open the damned thing without a hacksaw.

Oh, and it's nothing new WTR most remote controls.

Yeah, only Apple-Approved repair tool is a Sawz-All.

To me, the welding is just flash with no real purpose. it may, but I don't see any benefit over what's currently being done with laptops.

I do get the fusion drive, people running VDI servers with SANs have been using this idea witha combination of SSD and SAS drives for years now. It's the next logical step, really. Your high usage files are migrated to the SSD portion while your lesser used files are moved to the SATA platters.

Just seems like something they're doing to say "LOOK HOW DIFFERENT WE ARE! WE'RE DOING CRAZY THINGS TO MAKE YOU THINK IT'S WORTH THE INSANE PROFIT MARGIN!"

Hate to say it, but Jobs probably wouldn't have done that.


Funny, if Jobs was still alive, people would be blaming him for this. The iHaters are so eager to parrot whatever gets pumped into their empty heads.
2012-10-25 12:28:46 PM
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likefunbutnot: iMacs are already practically un-serviceable


That's actually only a problem if your users want to upgrade parts. Most PC consumers, not just Apple users, don't upgrade parts. They buy a new computer when they want something bigger, faster or something breaks. This is why moving back to 'no user serviceable parts' just hasn't been an issue for Apple, people already acted that way. Switchers to iMacs didn't actually feel like they were giving anything up.

If you're looking to upgrade parts in your computer, you are in the minority.
 
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