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johnbear said:unscrupulous companies like aapl count on the fact that people will not go to court for a $500 dispute and so they try to exploit the consumer as much as possible.
With this woman not only she is under the manufacturer warranty but she paid extra warranty, the stupid apple care, so she basically paid almost twice for her initial iPad that broke. Getting a used device is unacceptable in her case. The comparison with the car that someone made does not make sense: You are still keeping your initial car although it has a part or two under the hood that were changed. You are not getting someon elses fixed and used car in exchange for your car..
Last year my iPhone 6S Plus died after 3-4 months and I had to drive a long way to the apple store. When I got there the phone was not replace right away and I was offered an inferior product on loan. I refused it since it did not have the capacity I needed and I purchased a brand new phone for a week to have to drive again and return it and receive a similar refurbished phone. At least in my case I did not have apple care. Apple had to repackage the brand new phone i returned or sell it open box to someone else so they lost money, but no matter how hard I tried they wouldn't let me keep the purchased identical one and refund me. They wanted me to drive again return that one and get another refurbished phone. In this case the brand new phone had the better chip that did not drain battery as fast and not heat up as much whereas the refurbished one came with the questionable chip. All this after I initially paid $1000 for a 'quality' phone.
name me just one.
rogifan_new said:So is this what Apple's $3B purchase of Beats was for?
Its for Apple Music that is already a MULTI-BILLION dollar division and has tens of millions of subscribers.
And because now they absolutely DOMINATE the wireless headphone industry.
SpamSandwich said:sog35 said:Its time to charge Uber 0.5% of all sales on the app.
Its ridiculous that Uber gross BILLIONS in sales and yet pays Apple $0.
While struggling app designers have to pay Apple 30% on every App sale.
Apple can afford to play hardball. Uber can't. Not having Uber on the iPhone would be a minor inconvience for about 1% of the iPhone base. But Uber not having iOS customers would destroy 80% of their sales.
Frankly I'm shocked Cook has not played this card yet.