Apple is refusing to formally acknowledge a widespread design flaw in its Macbook products that could develop into a major PR disaster and spark a recall.
The fault occurs in the range of Macbook laptops with plastic cases that have been on the market for several years and are still being offered for sale by Apple.
Scores of customers have reported that, within months of them buying the laptops, cracks and hairline stress fractures appear in the plastic chassis, particularly around the palm rest, hinges, input/output ports, back corners and air vents.
The issue is so widespread that there is a group on the Flickr photo sharing website dedicated to the issue with hundreds of photographs from people with cracking Macbooks.
At the end of last month we saw how security experts revealed a security flaw in the Mac system that could lead to loss of private data. A warning was issued that Apple computers would be targeted more as Apple computers were gaining market share despite the fact that security attacks on Apple computers are still relatively rare. http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/2704132/Hackers-reveal-Apple-security-flaw.
An now this, Macbooks having an alleged design flaw that leads to cracks and fractures. Maybe I should just be happy with my “simple” windows machine. While yes I get pissed of with the regular updates and identified security flaws that need patching, the knowledge itself has always kept me alert and security conscious. I do recall the many remarks by some relations, Apple users, top switch over because Apple computers are so much safer. Buy a Macbook instead of a windows notebook man, it is so much better and safer.
That may be true, but my notebook after years of hard labor is still in one piece and now I cannot rule out that this whole Apple security thing has nothing to do with real security but just a lack of interest from security experts/hackers. One security expert even claimed that Mac computers may well be an easier nut to crack once it gets the attention of hackers.
Let’s see what the future brings.