Originally Posted by dasein
True, but no one knows at this point that anyone knew anything before full scale production was authorized. We're arguing in the dark. Look, if it does turn out to be a design flaw, don't you think Apple is going to do something about it? But it's premature to determine that anything (or at least any ONE thing) is responsible for what some people (others, not) are experiencing. You really stand by your statement that there was a "complete lack of testing"? That's hard to buy.
No, I don't think Apple is going to do anything about it. They have a long history of not doing anything about defective devices. Than invites class action lawsuits and hard feelings.
Once Apple has your money their interest level is something approaching zero. I do wish I could say otherwise, but history does not support a contrary expectation. It would be refreshing if Apple were to embrace the customers and start earning a reputation of doing right by them, but that would be out of character.
Did you own a Smurf (Blue and White)? It had defective Firewire and ATA controllers among other things that were not correct (they shipped out-of-spec RAM on some, but not all, of them and several batches of CPUs had major problems). Apple's actions? None. They left it up to the owners to identify the problems and figure out solutions. Yea, this is ancient history, but that is the point. Apple has a long history of (mis)behaving this way.
Sorry. If I am proven wrong, please remind me. Nothing would please me more.