Originally Posted by Madame Defarge Re:
I mean really...shit breaks. It's an electronic device.
If the kind of issues that have been reported on MSNBC and in the AppleInsider forums turn out to be a trend, it's pure disaster, for Apple, and Steve Jobs.
There's no excuse for Apple putting out a defective product, especially one that so many people depend on so heavily. We can live without our iPods, but no one I know can afford to plunk down major bucks for a product that stops functioning within 4 days of purchase, or doesn't properly receive phone calls.
As a huge fan of Apple products and an early adopter, this is a major disappointment, especially since I planned to get one soon. But even worse is what this could do to the reputation of Apple. While more profits and higher stock prices mean more money for R&D, and even better products down the road, a bad rep means lower stock prices and even the end of the Apple ascendency in the tech world.
Slow down, Madam Alarmist. It's one phone. I've not heard of widespread issues. Your whole post is nothing but speculation. If
the iphone fails in mass numbers, it's a disaster! Well no shit.
Originally Posted by backtomac
That one iPhone was defective and immediately replaced? If so, you're in for a life of disappointment. I feel sorry for you.
Originally Posted by onlooker
Don't forget it's Microsoft->NBC. Those guy's were spreading so much disinformation the day the iPhone was released it wasn't even funny. We were sitting outside the door at the Apple store using their WiFi connection to read iPhone news, and when it came to MSNBC it was just tons of ridiculous false statements about the phone. It is totally pathetic to print erroneous disinformation rumors that stem from jealousy. Grow up Microsoft!
You know, I guess I'm having a "dumb" day, but that didn't occur to me. Good point. Personally I think M$ is shitting a brick right now. Did you see that Balmer interview?
He's so uncomfortable it's actually funny. And then he makes up some bullshit stat to make it seem like the Zune is doing well. "We captured 25% of the high end market." Right...sure ya did. So that means that a full 75% of the "high end" market didn't buy a Zune...and 99% of the overall market didn't. Dishonest Monkey-Fool.
Originally Posted by addabox
Huh? Are people on AI reporting dead iPhones?
It's one guy, one phone, and they replaced it. Getting all fired up about the death of Apple seems a little disproportionate, don't you think?
One would think.
Originally Posted by sc_markt
I noticed this too. One iPhone breaks and it makes headlines in the Drudgereport. Well, now that the bar is set, the next time Sony, Microsoft or some other company releases some hyped up device, I hope to read about the first one breaking after a few days in the DrudgeReport.
Maybe he owns stock in Microsoft???
Just Drudge being Drudge. I read his site daily because it's a quick snapshot of headlines. Sometimes he just likes to inflame, though.
Originally Posted by Madame Defarge
I thought killing the messenger was a right wing Republican specialty.
What in the world does this have to do with politics? Secondly, no one is killing the messenger. We're saying the messenger is full of shit.
Actually, it's not just one repost of a problem with the iPhone, just one well placed article of a totally defective model.
Uh...what's the difference? Oh and its not just defective...it's Totally Defective (TM).
Isolated issues. I've heard of about three or four people out of one million. Not a bad failure rate.
Again, having never even owned a PC, I'm obviously a fan of Apple. But, IMO, it was a mistake to launch the iPhone with any unresolved issues. Once word gets around that people are not only disappointed, but even perhaps feeling ripped off, that's bad news for Apple, and bad news for Apple fans.
All products...I repeat ALL have unresolved issues. Quality control is not an exact science. Show me 1000 or 10,000 iPhones with the same problem and then we'll talk.
I was planning on giving one to my Dad for his birthday, which is a month away. While he's intrigued by the iPhone, he is a PC guy. Since he's not a Mac loyalist it's a bit risky. at this point, to give him a phone that will cost him extra every month, and that may have issues to boot.
Boo fucking hoo. Then don't buy it. The service is about the same cost as what I pay for my VZW withy mobile web. Oh, and my father
has about 5 different RAZRs and 2 other brands within 6 months on Sprint. So failures do happen.
If any of you bought an LCD TV that didn't work as it should, you'd be properly steamed. Never having been a fan of Kool-Aid, I don't get why so many Mac people can't even consider the possibility that Apple screwed up. It's not as if there haven't been issues with other products lines in the family.
You picked the wrong place to post that argument. I had 3 Zenith HDTVs in 6 months one time. Last year I bought one of the top rated Panasonic 42" Plasmas....over $2000.
I had to exchange it a month later because it developed a display problem. Does that mean Panasonic sucks and the model sucks? No. It just means I got a bad unit. It happens. And that was $2200. I'm not about to start bitching like a pubescent school girl
, saying that "OMG, they totally
should have like done better research like stuff. Whatever! I'm soooo over it.