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Apple Kills White MacBook, Ends Distribution to Educational Institutions

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. btarunr

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    Apple closed the chapter on the white MacBook (base), after it ended its distribution to educational institutions (schools, universities, students). The company had discontinued its sale to consumers back in July, 2011, but it continued shipping it to educational customers to honor its supply commitments, which has just been met. The relatively affordable white MacBook ran out of shelf space on Apple, as it got replaced by the MacBook Air, the products in the new series cater to both affordable price-points and more premium ones.

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  2. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    We sure get a lot pf Apple news here for a place whos userbase generally does not use their products and even hates them.
     
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    I use them. I don't hate them......for the same reasons everyone else does. :laugh:
     
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    Apple sparks controversy and discussion on theses forums in general so it doesn't hurt... When the Apple haters aren't too extreme lol
     
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    I like MacBooks and Apple products in general. I just don't like iOS.
     
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    I don't really dislike Apple, just the people who use them and claim they are superior without any knowledge of computers in the first place. Not exactly Apple's fault. If I could sell a product with inflated prices due to a mostly cultlike following I would. They do package / design their products well but marketing is their biggest forte.
     
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    You are all just jealous. NOBODY on this forum, except perhaps w1zzard, could develop a cult following. But you all wish you could. And play Leader. So your hatred for Apple, including the mandatory mantra "oh, i dont hate on apple i just hate on their prices or on barristas" is just evidence of Denial of your own Unfulfilment.

    Find inner peace and realise that Apple deserves credit for delivering innovation and products that people want. Just like Porsche. Just like IKEA. Just like Coke. All overpriced, and their are better options, but all with merits. :pimp:
     
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    lol this clown still thinks w1zzard is one guy. and you think your part of a cult. were steps ahead of you bro. Their is no way one man could handle TPU win over the hearts and chastity belts of thousands of users......AND win over young girls.
     
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    Everyone in my high school(when I went) had those they broke all the time. The case cracked where the lid would come down.
     
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    That is how I genuinely feel though
    I would love an iPhone and an Apple Mac but they're just damn overpriced for what they do. ESPECIALLY the computers. You pay such a massive premium and it's inconvenient when some programs aren't even written for Mac etc. etc.

    I used to hate Apple, but it's their loyal fanbase who think they're the best computers for the shittiest reasons that I really hate
     
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    Hey, cut with the public childish insults Solaris. And I'm surprised the rhetorical bathos escaped you. Did you finish school?

    Stop hating. Your identity and ego does not require them to exist nor for your hate to voice. You should be indifferent. Who cares? Except perhaps acknowledging a superb business model.
     
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    This is like a Christianity vs Atheism thread. Can't everyone shut up and believe whatever you want to believe and buy whatever you want to buy?

    Or are we going to start murdering people because they worship the wrong RAM specification
     
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    are you dense? How was that not obviously a joke?
     
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    I get people might be all pissy when others attack their brand of choice, but I actually live only a few miles from Cupertino, CA so I have to hear all this useless crap from people that don't realize I can watch shows from my phone (Android) on my TV too and it's not a huge innovation from Apple. Nothing they did in the past decade or so is innovative unless you're talking about design. Their function is nothing new in the tech world.

    Edit: just to clarify, I have a pure annoyance / hatred for most of the apple peeps. As for the company, good for them.
     
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    You make your username ashamed to be associatted with you.
     
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    I'm a critic of Apple, but I don't totally hate them. I like their older products, the ones where Apple was forced to innovate or die on. Their new ones...I see nothing but common PCs in Apple wrapping.
     
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    It seems the MacBook has finally gone the way of the eMac.
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I don't hate them, just dislike apple fans who will happily pay more for a inferior product, then go on and on about how much better they are than pc's, even if the pc is blatantly specced better.

    Apples and oranges me old son, or marmite.
     
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    You have a problem with a Mac? Hide it as much as possible and spend hours fixing it... Problem with a PC? Blame it on the PC and go on and on about how you never have problems with your Mac
     
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    I'm indifferent until I actually talk to a Mac user.
    "Macs are the best computers... everyone who does anything important uses a Mac."
    some people say things like that. That annoys me. It sounds like some crazy cult worship!
     
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    I agree with the post above mine.
     
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    I used to like them but these days it's just a PC\Laptop with a different OS. So to me their dead..

    Just overpriced hardware now..
     
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    Oh thats BS. I have a cult following of haters on this forum.
     
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    Same.
     
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    Why do YOU hate them? :)
     

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