Apple is so Apple

In last few weeks they dumped:

  • core duo macs – no lion for them (but, maybe can be fixed with editing PlatformSupport.plist, wasnt tested yet)
  • iphone 3g and second gen ipod touch dumped in ios4.3 (they dumped original iphone and ipod touch in ios 4.0)
  • no new imovie for ipad 1(iphone4 is getting it tho), heh.

a way to stimulate sales ?


  1. jaco
    March 2nd, 2011 | 10:48 pm

    core duo macs can run Lion after editing PlatformSupport.plist ๐Ÿ™‚ Source from Insanlymac

  2. jaco
    March 2nd, 2011 | 10:50 pm

    No problem to boot Lion on older macbooks with Core Duo proessors. Just editing the PlatformSupport.plist ๐Ÿ™‚ Source from

  3. CPL593h
    March 2nd, 2011 | 10:59 pm

    Frankly, apart from shareholders, who still cares about Apple-branded hardware?

    The Hackintosh scene is all about getting rid of Apple-the-hardware-maker and using what they do best, software.

  4. besweeet
    March 3rd, 2011 | 2:01 am

    These things were bound to happen eventually.

    – Core Duo Macs: Getting a bit outdated, don’t you think?
    – iPhone 3G/iPT2G: These are also getting a bit outdated. iOS 4.x already runs really slow on these, so why not just discontinue them?
    – Why would you need iMovie on the iPad 1G? Doesn’t have cameras, so getting video would require you to email yourself a video, which isn’t fun.

    Just regular things that most sensible companies would also be doing.

  5. invictus
    March 3rd, 2011 | 5:38 am

    Well, I think Apple should support older macbooks and iphone.

    They are not much different from new one, maybe just a little slower.

    This arrogance will cost them at the end. I have no intention to buy new Mac just because Apple decide not to supported any more.

    Their product portfolio is not so big they couldn’t support it (like 20 product overall).

  6. Boland
    March 3rd, 2011 | 6:58 am

    Not to mention… If Lion is going to boot into the 64 bit kernel by default, it’s not going to work on core duos.

    And the first generation iPad has no camera, and limited ram.

  7. F
    March 3rd, 2011 | 9:46 am

    iPhone 3G? It runs 4.2.x reasonably. And it would benefit from a faster Safari javascript engine in 4.3 much more than iPhone 4… So yes, it’s the usual Apple – be hip, buy our newest, and if not, it’s tough luck.

  8. Embio
    March 3rd, 2011 | 9:46 am

    Lion runs fine on my Macbook Core Duo 2006 – I just removed PlatformSupport.plist ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. March 3rd, 2011 | 10:46 am

    No Lion for Core Duo Macs: 32-Bit intel CPU, with Lion 64Bit only. Apple was always good in making clean cuts… this is one of them.

    No 4.3 for iPhone 3G: I’m so happy that Apple dropped the 3G in 4.3. Why? Because improving App performance in 4.x for the 3G was a pain and time consuming. 3Gs hardware is to weak for the feature set of 4.x.

    No iMove for iPad 1: Do you really compare the iPhone-iMovie with the upcoming iMovie for iPad? Big mistake… even if iMovie-Version will be universal, the iPad version has a much different feature set and UI. And while the iPhone 4 has 512 MB of RAM, the iPad 1 has only 256MB …. iMovie on iPad1 wouldn’t be fun

    ////with Lion 64Bit only
    //// bullshit, 32-bit kernel can be booted just fine, kthxbai

  10. jeanlain
    March 3rd, 2011 | 10:50 am

    iDevices aren’t PCs. AFAIK, Apple is not worse than the competition in that respect. They may be actually better.
    For Macs, that’s another matter.

  11. Yolanda
    March 3rd, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    You forgot they dumped all PowerPC Macs. All new software is Intel only so you can through your older Mac to trach, but that time PCs (AMD Athlon 64, Pentium D and others) are steal under full support and run even Windows 7 as office machine very nice.

  12. March 3rd, 2011 | 6:21 pm

    the way it works ! Or do you drive to your work still in a 30 year old car ?

  13. Yolanda
    March 3rd, 2011 | 7:09 pm

    They must support products via life cycle, it’s about 7 years, PowerPC were high end parts in 2006.

    Also in 2009 Mac were with OS X Leopard and now they are not fully supported, you can’t install new nVidia drivers, they only for Snow Leopard. In PCs drivers exist for all cards for old 2001 year WinXP.

  14. March 4th, 2011 | 10:17 pm

    Thanks for having opinion.
    It’s out-fashioned since we are always wondering about great new machines; But it comes to a day when we notice in our daily life how much of a trouble we are creating for ourselves… Have you ever seen the entire CITIES of Hardware junk made in china? With people burning motherboards in empty oil barrels?
    Having new hardware is always nice, transforming old hardware in trash too soon up to the point that people are living inside it, is not.
    It is always a pleasure to see people doing what you knowing in what they are putting their hands. Most programmers seems blind to our surrounding environment

  15. Nairda
    March 4th, 2011 | 11:30 pm

    This is partly the reason why Apple does so well what they do well: They focus.
    This is also why Microsoft does so much worse in those regards: They don’t.

  16. a Martin
    March 8th, 2011 | 9:59 am

    โ€Frankly, apart from shareholders, who still cares about Apple-branded hardware?

    The Hackintosh scene is all about getting rid of Apple-the-hardware-maker and using what they do best, software.โ€

    Wow, what an insightful comment. What else is different in the parallel universe you live in? ๐Ÿ™‚
    It seems Apple is selling just fine when it comes to computers. It’s a small amount of people who do the Hackintosh stuff.

    I still find it’s sad that Apple don’t offer a โ€headlessโ€ iMac and keep more up-to-date on the graphic card side of things.

  17. mr x
    March 21st, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    hmm……. even though ipod touch 2g and iphone 3g on os 4 was so pain in the ass(hang), but i think there’s no reason to dump core duo they’re still fast these days(i mean literally) quite fast hmm…………..

  18. Logic Pro
    March 25th, 2011 | 12:57 am

    “You forgot they dumped all PowerPC Macs. All new software is Intel only so you can through your older Mac to trach”

    Still using a G5 for audio, running Logic 9. There was a little bridge called Rosetta and Universal Binary which made the transition very comfortable and my mbook pro is a great extension for mobile. There was no dumping, it was actually hugely admirable and as a little bonus my hardware works flawlessly after many years of full day session work. I have shivers when I think what issues I’d have had over the same period with anything else. And learn to spell dude. “throw” “trash”

  19. jimbean101
    April 1st, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    i dunno i have a core2quad @ 4.1ghz that would smash most stock i7’s in the nutsack. doesn’t feel old in anyway, and i don’t feel foolish for wasting money on something just cause a marketing wing of an international consortium told me it’s better. seems like a pretty damn obvious cash grab from the ppl you’d expect it from to attempt to cut out c2d. but i guess thats status quo for apple, and any entity behest to a group of greed addicted shareholders.

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