A few weeks after my Apple MacBook arrived, it had to go for repairs after the plastic top cover in front of the keyboard split. To be fair to Apple, they repaired it under warranty (as they should – this is clearly a design fault – although they also scratched the top case and had to replace that too!). Today, just 8 months later, I’ve noticed that it’s split again. This is obviously a weak spot where my palm rests as I’m typing (after all, that is what the palm rest is for) but I’m not happy. Looks like the Mac will be off to the Apple Store for repairs again soon but I really don’t want to be without my primary multimedia machine over the Christmas holidays.
Last week I wrote about how Steve Jobs said that Apple couldn’t produce a $500 computer that’s not a piece of junk. It seems to me that Apple doesn’t need the diversion of a small form factor PC (the context of Jobs’ comment) – they need to get the build quality on their normal (overpriced) models right first of all!