Nothing up my sleeve: MacBook Pro complaints

When is a complaint about the MacBook Pro not about the MacBook Pro?


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When it comes to Apple, there are no small complaints, only small minds that do not understand that every small complaint is another sign of the company’s slide in quality.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and #1 Caillou fan club homepage on the internet, Ewan Spence tells us the “2018 MacBook Pro Design Has Made A Mistake.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick.)

Oh, no! Is it the keyboard? Is it USB-C, which is a rather confusing jumble of capabilities that hasn’t really caught on yet?


Alongside the announcement of the new MacBook Pro machines earlier this month, Apple also announced the availability of a new leather MacBook Sleeve.

What is a MacBook Pro if not the expensive sleeve Apple has made for it that few people will ever buy?

Well, it’s the MacBook Pro itself, is what it is. In other words, it’s an entirely separate thing than the thing Spence is here to complain about.

What is his beef against the leather?

You can’t charge your MacBook Pro while it is in the case.

How is this a “mistake” with the MacBook Pro’s design rather than the sleeve’s design? It’s not, of course, it’s just the standard implementation of the Forbes contributor network and animatronic bear jamboree style guide which dictates all headlines must value being hyperbolic over being accurate. One might go so far as to say that reading a piece on the Forbes contributor network and empty promises factory outlet is always a “nasty surprise.”

Spence speculates that it might be due to a concern about the device overheating while charging in the sleeve, although that’s not detailed anywhere. For what it’s worth, in his review of a cheaper MacBook Pro leather sleeve for 9to5Mac, Ben Lovejoy noted the device “didn’t seem to get any warmer than usual” while charging inside of it, and that one had a wool interior.

Given the high price ($180 for the 13-inch sleeve, and $200 for the 15-inch version), this is a curious decision.

If anything, The Macalope feels the price is the problem with this sleeve, not the lack of charging. Also the fact that this sleeve has made us read the Forbes contributor network and bin full of an unidentifiable congealed meat product. That is a major problem with it.

With thermal issues, poor bug hunting, problematic repair issues, safety nets removed, what has happened to Apple’s legendary focus on the user experience?

“Apple never had any problems before” is a much-beloved pundit falsehood. Those of us who remember things like iBook and PowerBook battery exchange programs and cracked white MacBook cases know better.

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