Originally posted by Booga
You made this claim in the other thread, and I didn't see any response to my query as to what firmware bugs, exactly, have bit you that Apple refused to fix? And what product have you EVER owned whose software was completely bug-free when support was dropped?
Finally, if you consider it "useful" on day 1, and it's equally useful on day 1460, how can you say it's useful life ended on day 365 because a mythical update you wanted never materialized?
Stop holding Apple to an impossible standard and you'll realize they do pretty well for their customers.
Sorry, I have been seeing several doctors as I have an upcoming surgery and I have not had the time to follow all the threads I have been on.
What has Apple refused to fix? Here is one, the battery display on the 3G iPod. Apple support told me themselves that the display is useless for determining the battery voltage. My 3G had to be replaced soon after I bought it because when it was connected to its dock it would drain the battery and overheat the unit so much it would force it to shutdown. That unit was just replaced with battery problems again.
Sure I find my iPod useful, in fact I love it! I have been using Apple products since 1979 and got a 128K Mac with a serial number of around 1100. I got an eMac and an iPod within months of each other. Within six weeks my eMac had to be repaired due to the raster shift problem and as I have stated before an overheated iPod. Still I love them both!
I am not asking for magic firmware, two things would make me happy. A fix for the battery display and a podcasting menu item on the main iPod menu. If Apple refuses to fix the battery display problem what I am supposed to do? I think Apple should release the code to third parties to allow them to fix problems and add features. Of course this will not happen as the want outdated iPods to sell the next version. That is fine with me but it makes their statements ring a little hollow that they will last for years.
I am on my third replacement. Apple sent me a letter saying I was already part of the 3G lawsuit but I have never received anything from them. I feel I might have been tricked by them not to join the lawsuit. I dont find it a big deal but if true it is kind of scummy. Still I love my iPod and I still use it, I just dont agree with what Apple says.