It seems that the post-PC era is closer to the pre-PC era where the ruling company could dictate its own hardware specifications.
For the main 3.5″ SATA hard drive bay in the new 2011 machines, Apple has altered the SATA power connector itself from a standard 4-pin power configuration to a 7-pin configuration. Hard drive temperature control is regulated by a combination of this cable and Apple proprietary firmware on the hard drive itself. From our testing, we’ve found that removing this drive from the system, or even from that bay itself, causes the machine’s hard drive fans to spin at maximum speed and replacing the drive with any non-Apple original drive will result in the iMac failing the Apple Hardware Test (AHT).
Read the whole article here: Apple Further Restricts Upgrade Options on New iMacs Other World Computing Blog.
Infinite Loop is the address. Right? I’m back in the 80s… What was that? A Delorean?