Computers and Our Life: How Have Computers Changed Our Life?
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The newer, "butterfly style" keyboards that have been the subject of consumer uproar are notorious for breaking, since particles can get trapped beneath the keys with no simple way to get them out.
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The keyboard is also — you guessed it — difficult if not impossible to repair on your own. The final nail in the proverbial coffin for me and Apple was the discovery in that new Macs would include Apple's T2 chip , a processor that handles security features, including what kind of replacement parts are allowed in the machine.
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Or it could be a threat to keep their authorized network in line. We just don't know. While iFixit's teardown of the MacBook Air saw its engineers work on the machine without the T2 chip shutting the computer down, that wouldn't necessarily prevent the company from doing that in the future.
Dixon pointed to the case of the iPhone 6, where users who repaired the home button suddenly found their phone disabled. Apple eventually restored the phone's functionality, but for many, the Touch ID fingerprint-identification feature remained disabled, according to TechCrunch.
Read more: If you have an iPhone 6S or older, it's officially time to upgrade to a new phone. But what if being hostile is good business?
Having to go to the Genius Bar instead of fixing your computer at home, and having to buy Apple's certified products instead of third-party ones undoubtedly are smart financial moves for the company. But I don't like owning things I can't tinker with or fix even a little, out of both frugality and a desire to create a little less waste in the world. As Business Insider noted earlier this year , Apple is increasingly becoming a luxury brand.
And luxury buyers might be more comfortable with some planned obsolescence than this humble journalist. World globe An icon of the world globe, indicating different international options. Search icon A magnifying glass.
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