Re: Just posted: Apple iPad 2: Tool or Toy?

Started Mar 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
Barry Fitzgerald Forum Pro • Posts: 29,888
Apple has a history of this battery non accessibility

Choice wrote:

Conversely, why would any serious photographer choose that thinkpad over a 15" or 17" screen laptop?

Gee, I don't know, but maybe because he's already carrying loads of photo gear and doesn't want to add the 17" monstrosity that weighs 12 lbs and has 45 mins of battery life. A small but powerful laptop that can get 5-6 hours is a reasonable compromise. Especially since most photographers are dexterous enough to swap batteries (no matter what Steve Jobs thinks).

Unless you fancy having a go yourself!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnjtvMCndcw

Any company that can't design a product that allows easy access to the battery (ala not taking it apart) is seriously lacking in the design department.

Of course some might say it's a cash cow to get users to send their Apple stuff back at a cost for replacement batteries.

I won't touch Apple products because of this.

And looking at that video you can see how little is in the actual unit I'd say quite a nice profit margin on these.

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