Apple Products and the Idiots that buy them....




 
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Boots
 
July 9th, 2007  
5.56X45mm
 
 

Topic: Apple Products and the Idiots that buy them....




Okay, so you buy this magical new appliance with which you are going to run your entire life, communicate with others, communicate on the Intarweb, listen to music, live by the built-in calendar/scheduler…

...until the batteries run down.

No problem, you think, I'll just nip over to the drugstore and get some replacement AAs/PM9s/C123s. And then, O Apple Sycophant and Jobs Worshipper, you discover the awful truth: you're ****ed.
The iPhone's battery is apparently soldered on inside the device and cannot be swapped out by the owner like most other cell phones.
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Users would have to submit their iPhone to Apple for battery service. The service will cost users $79, plus $6.95 for shipping, and will take three business days.

Hmmm… lessee, was this little snippet of information made public ahead of the iPhone's wildly successful launch?
Of course it wasn't, you idiots.
Apple spokeswoman Jennifer Hakes said Thursday the company posted the battery replacement details on its Web site last Friday after the product went on sale. [my emphasis]
Give me a moment…
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Sorry. I had to go away for a while to let the uncontrollable giggles end. I wonder if the terminally-cool slacker in the Mac/PC ad campaign is still going to be wearing that little smirk? If I were a sucker new iPhone user, he'd be wearing a black eye.

Oh, and let's add the final insult to the three-day injury:
...because some users will not want to live without their cell phones, Apple is also offering a loaner iPhone for $29 while the gadget is under repair.
Lemmee see: $86 for a new battery, three days incommunicado, and $30 for a "loaner". Remind me again why Apple devotees are so smart...?

Oh… and one last thing: Another vexing problem is that many of the existing iPod accessories don't work with the iPhone. So, for example, if you're used to plugging your iPod into your car adapter to listen to podcasts you've downloaded on the way to work, you will have to buy a special new adapter in order to do it now.

I'll stick with my little ten dollar cell phone that does two things. Make calls and receiv calls. Yeah, I can replace my battery. It did not cost me $600. It fits in my pocket, and lastly. I have dropped it at least fifty times and it still works. Screw that touch screen crap. I'll stick with real buttons. I can replace those if they break and that cost me a total of $5.00 instead of some super rich repair fee.

Sometimes, being old-fashioned has its advantages.

iUp yours, Jobs.
July 9th, 2007  
philam15
 
 
It's ridiculous about Apple, they're just a bunch of *******s selling off a brand name...

The same can apply to most brand name things, gucci, tommy hilfiger, channel, dooney & bourke, BMW...ect

Other brands offer the same product, but at a lower price.

So basically when you're buying an apple product you're just paying the extra 200 for the name, instead of getting a product just like it, different brand but $200 less
July 9th, 2007  
major liability
 
 
Amen. I'd rather keep my basic Motorola that came with the Nextel plan than spend on that overpriced iCrap.
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July 9th, 2007  
DTop
 
 
You don't like it, just don't buy one. It's pretty simple. If others want to spend their $600 for a phone, that's capitalism.
July 9th, 2007  
CrazyLilCajun
 
 
LOL....everyone i know tells me they think ill have one of those before the years up but i just dont see paying 600 for a phone..i mean the most i could see myself paying is 100 - 200 or so but 600 is a lil ridiculous.. lol... oh and speaking of ipods...if you dont have a tape player and only have a cd player...how do you hook up your ipod to your truck? ive checked at walmart and only saw adapters that are inserted through the tape player...
July 9th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
If i get one, it will only be after a year or two and after all of the bugs are worked out.
July 9th, 2007  
CrazyLilCajun
 
 
My thoughts exactly.
July 9th, 2007  
major liability
 
 
I've dropped my cell off a 3 story drop before, washed it, and left it in the snow over night, and it still works. It cost $50. Try that with an iPhone.
July 9th, 2007  
CrazyLilCajun
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by major liability
I've dropped my cell off a 3 story drop before, washed it, and left it in the snow over night, and it still works. It cost $50. Try that with an iPhone.

were you trying to see what damage you could do to the phone and it still work? lol
July 9th, 2007  
philam15
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by major liability
I've dropped my cell off a 3 story drop before, washed it, and left it in the snow over night, and it still works. It cost $50. Try that with an iPhone.
What kind of phone do you have major?