1. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I’ve heard some people say they don’t see enough Apple criticism on iMore. So let’s jump into it then, I’d like to keep this an active thread if possible. I’ll post my own dislikes later, for now, what do you not like about MacBook’s? Any of them.
    01-22-2018 11:40 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Overpriced and somewhat underpowered. Only 1 USB C port, so you must use some sort of adapter to expand ports and those cost 50 to 150 extra.

    That being said I DO have one and love it! lol
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    01-22-2018 12:04 PM
  3. johnmoore13's Avatar
    That I can’t afford one!
    01-22-2018 12:12 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have a brand new MacBook Pro that I am having a blast using. Having said that, what I dislike about it is that it doesn’t have the following:

    1. An Ethernet port
    2. At least one traditional USB port
    3. A card reader.

    Obviously, the above items weren’t a deal breakers for me or I would not have purchased it.

    Like a good deal of others, when I initially switch over from Windows 9 years ago, I felt that it was an overpriced computer with very limited use. Man, I’m so glad I didn’t return it because my initial assumption was so very wrong, but it took me a while to understand how it worked.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 10-28-2018 at 03:29 PM.
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    01-22-2018 12:50 PM
  5. Quis89's Avatar
    I think Apple sets their prices while having drinks at the bar intoxicated. I enjoy my MacBook but I'd be kidding myself if I said I didn't think it was over-priced, in my opinion. To pay that kind of money for a computer that can't even handling gaming in a similar capacity to Windows machines is rather insane. For the price you'd pay for a MacBook Pro you could get a fairly decent gaming PC that will handle what you'd throw at a Mac and then some. Though I love my MacBook for the integration it offers with my other Apple devices.
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    01-22-2018 02:41 PM
  6. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I agree that MacBook prices are insane. I also dislike the current trend of removing ports (this is for all computers now). I really don’t like that I can’t easily upgrade components so I could justify the cost of a “cheaper” MacBook and spend a little more elsewhere to make it better. Overall I enjoy my MacBook and I’m glad I bought it, they are just more user friendly than tech friendly.
    01-22-2018 10:00 PM
  7. farb12's Avatar
    I don’t care what anyone says the keyboards SUCK!
    03-10-2018 02:13 PM
  8. Quis89's Avatar
    I don’t care what anyone says the keyboards SUCK!
    Keyboard on which models? 2017 models or prior?
    03-10-2018 03:59 PM
  9. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Price and lack of ports are the biggest problems.
    04-23-2018 09:14 AM
  10. Jude526's Avatar
    I don’t mind the keyboard on mine. 2015. I have no issues with it.
    09-09-2018 03:35 PM
  11. calebt's Avatar
    I've brand new MBP. I would say lack of ports and touch screen. I went with the Mac because I can run both Windows and Mac OS on it.
    09-09-2018 03:41 PM
  12. mumfoau's Avatar
    What I don’t like is that even though my Early 2015 Pro is AMAZING, I still don’t use it any more than the Windows laptop that it replaced in December.
    09-10-2018 04:16 AM
  13. scastle123's Avatar
    Lack of memory expansion. I have a Macbook Pro with 8 gig of ram. It was fine at the time I bought it, and, TBH, is mostly fine now, but I do some work requiring Virtual Machines which do require more RAM than 8 gig.
    10-28-2018 03:22 PM
  14. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Dislikes of my 2016 MBP
    1. Price
    2. USB-C only ports
    3. No card reader
    4. No ethernet port
    5. No optical drive - not that big a deal, but still
    10-28-2018 07:05 PM
  15. Spencerdl's Avatar
    The price of MacBooks is what I don't like. Having said that I will probably replace my 2015 with a new one next year ...LOL
    10-29-2018 07:32 AM
  16. owwenkicks's Avatar
    The new Keyboard on 2017/2018 MBP.

    Another complain is the price !!!
    11-26-2018 05:03 AM
  17. Jude526's Avatar
    Dislikes of my 2016 MBP
    1. Price
    2. USB-C only ports
    3. No card reader
    4. No ethernet port
    5. No optical drive - not that big a deal, but still
    I purchased the Apple usb SuperDrive. I like it a lot.
    11-27-2018 11:57 PM
  18. Ziich47's Avatar
    My dislikes in no particular order are as follows
    1: price
    2: keyboard (though it has improved vastly in the 2018)
    3: lack of repairability
    4: lack of upgradability
    5: loss of MagSafe
    6: storage pricing ( I mean I know I already mentioned pricing before but the price of storage is astronomical)
    7: the naming of the products. ( I feel like the mbp escape and the air should fuse together to form the MacBook and the MacBook should become the air)
    8: macOS. The simple fact that I like it way more than windows. The fact that I have tried to move away from it to no avail. At the end of the day I come back and am given a price increase as punishment. (I can do without an iPhone or an iPad but not a Mac which sucks.

    I currently have a broken 2016 mbp 13” and am currently using the 2018 air until my sensible side eventually loses and I get the the 15 with Vega
    12-09-2018 10:44 AM
  19. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I bought the 15” MacBook Pro in July 2017. It replaced my late 2013 15” one. I really don’t have any complaints about it. I really probably don’t need the $2800 plus one. Not for what I do. Which right now is nothing.

    The good thing about Apple, I think, is they are there when you need them. Either online, phone support, or the Genius Bar. I haven’t had any trouble with them. Maybe others have but I haven’t.

    You buy what you want at the prices that they say you have to pay. What can you do? Either pay or go to Windows.
    Last edited by Abu Khadija; 12-30-2018 at 08:08 PM.
    12-30-2018 07:09 PM
  20. ksassy's Avatar
    The PRICE is crazy high to me especially since recently coming over from Windows. This is my first MacBook Pro and as an OG Windows user just for me to get a similar configuration to what I'm normally accustomed to I had to swallow a $2k price tag. Plus the fact that you can't upgrade the memory later. So either you gimp it with lower specs or you pay the mothership Apple as there is no middle ground with their pricing structure.
    01-03-2019 11:32 AM
  21. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    01-03-2019 01:54 PM
  22. MasterDarque's Avatar
    That there isn’t a rose gold color option...


    /s
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    01-03-2019 01:58 PM
  23. Jude526's Avatar
    I have had mine since 2016. Early edition 2015 purchased new. I have never had an issue with it, unlike PC’s which I had to replace within two yrs for some reason. I know what I am doing technically. My Mac has never faltered. Runs fast as if it was day one I got it. I love it
    02-08-2019 08:50 PM
  24. ROSES5682's Avatar
    Cost
    02-09-2019 08:08 AM
  25. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have had mine since 2016. Early edition 2015 purchased new. I have never had an issue with it, unlike PC’s which I had to replace within two yrs for some reason. I know what I am doing technically. My Mac has never faltered. Runs fast as if it was day one I got it. I love it
    In 2009, I purchased a brand new white MacBook and kept it for about 8 years. I purchased a brand new 2017 MacBook Pro (w/o the tool bar) on January 20, 2018 and I’d like to think that it, too, will serve me well for many years.
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    02-09-2019 09:20 AM
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