At work I develop iOS applications on a late 2012 Mac Mini. With it's 4GB of RAM the computer has gotten progressively more laggy over time, particularly after I upgraded the operating system to OS X Yosemite.
I have suggested a memory upgrade to my boss but it's being delayed for various bureaucratic reasons. One of them is the fact that the memory will have to be ordered from abroad. My boss is adamant that buying on eBay is risky, despite the fact that there is a money back guarantee.
It's not worth purchasing from local Apple representatives because they are ripping us off. They are charging four times the eBay price, asking for a 50% downpayment and what's more telling us it will take 2-3 weeks.
Right now I have a big project on my hands and I'm expected to deliver it in October. The fact that the iPhone simulator sometimes takes 5 minutes to startup up isn't helping me much.
Is it worth buying the memory myself? And would any of you have chosen this alternative? Apart from the productivity gains, I am thinking that it could still serve me if I'm changing jobs. I could use it to upgrade a laptop computer for example (I don't own a laptop right now).