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post #41 of 107
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

And??

Some of you should take better care of your stuff.

And your point is?

My macbook is well looked after. It rarely is transported and is mainly used at the kitchen nook or on the lap in front of the TV. However, my 16 month old white Macbook just this last weekend cracked at the palm rest. Today, I booked an appointment with an Apple Genius to get it repaired - even though it is out of warranty - because as I looked into it, this appears to be an epidemic problem for Macbooks. The web is littered with tails of cracked Macbooks all in the same spots.

Are you suggesting that everyone is careless with their products? I have a HP laptop for work, and that thing is abused, but it is tough as nails - 3 years old and going strong... The Macbook in comparison seems to be as tough as a butterfly.

EDIT: Went to the Apple Store today, and they are repairing my out of warranty white Macbook for free. While it is good that Apple has the out of warranty coverage, they really should step up and publicly come clean that the plastic is cr*p and that they will repair your Macbook for free it it cracks and has no sign of abuse. I believe that a lot of people are not aware of this and so live day to day with a cracked case so as not to incur out of warranty repair costs.
post #42 of 107
I had the keyboard cover crack issue with a MB before. Apple replaced it for free within 2 hours. I am glad Apple switched to aluminum. I hate plastic. Over the years, I owned several laptops from Gateway, Dell, and HP and they always crack. I had to pay to fix it.

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Originally Posted by hapalibashi View Post

As much as I love my MBP, I am unable to find any sites that offer intelligent discussion. Just inept fanboism. I can only imagine the average age of Apple customers is 12.

Well done children!!!

You call 7 posts looking?!

Your post make you look like the 12 year old. Next time try to state your issue and wait for feedback before posting a comment like this.
post #43 of 107
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

So? Let them come out and play. Most of them are motivated by sheer jealousy. And some of them have all the bigger mouths, because for the very first time since 2001, they finally have an OS that *might be* nearly as friendly and usable as OS X. Of course, that still remains to be seen; we saw all of PC geekdom rave about Windows Vista right before its release. And we all know what happened.

Which has everything to do with cracking cases.
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There are really two types of *informed* computer users out there:

1. Mac users
2. Those who are going to be Mac users.

That's the way it's always been. So don't sweat the trolls. Everything they say is actually a compliment.

Don't sweat the trolls? Because you are one?

My MacBook has quietly existed, yet still managed to exhibit these cosmetic issues. I'm meaning to take the thing back to the shop but I've got assignments to do and booking it in means I'll be without it for a week or two.
post #44 of 107
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Originally Posted by hapalibashi View Post

As much as I love my MBP, I am unable to find any sites that offer intelligent discussion. Just inept fanboism. I can only imagine the average age of Apple customers is 12.

Well done children!!!

You won't find intelligent discussion anywhere. Even when it concerns Windows - which by definition, precludes the notion of intellect to begin with.

See? I did it again.

Just roll with it and enjoy the small morsels that come your way.
post #45 of 107
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Originally Posted by hapalibashi View Post

As much as I love my MBP, I am unable to find any sites that offer intelligent discussion. Just inept fanboism. I can only imagine the average age of Apple customers is 12.

Well done children!!!

I call it the BMW effect. The way a company advertises a product influences the type of people who will be its most vocal customers. Not every BMW driver is a jerk who darts in and out of lanes, cuts people off and is inconsiderate. However, the very vocal minority that their ads influence are so devastatingly snobbish that it's hard to remember the people who are responsible BMW owners. People who buy even a 1-series or 3-series feel that they have "made it" and the world had better bow down to them and get out of their way.

It's the same with Apple. The whole Mac vs. PC thing is snobbish. I love Apple. I'm writing this on a MacBook Pro, which I love. I develop software for OS X. All my upcoming purchases are Apple hardware, but let's get real. Most ATM's run on Windows. So do most banks. So do most utility companies. Nuclear power plants. Point of sale systems (like Burger King, WalMart, etc.) Most service stations and their gas pumps. It's just silly to claim that Windows is crap and "I'd never use it." Unless you're a total Luddite, I bet you've used Windows today, but it was so invisible that you never noticed. As a software developer, I can tell you many things that Windows does better than OS X. MANY!

BMW builds great cars, but I refuse to buy one because I don't want to be associated with the snotty-nosed jerks that BMW immediately reminds me of. The "children" you speak of are doing the same thing with the Apple brand. Yes, it's good stuff, but please tone down the childishness. Grown men (and women) resorting to calling Windows "Windoze" as if they've just said something brilliant. The last Linux developer I "almost" hired went on a "Windoze" rant when I asked what he likes most about Linux and he lost the job. His ignorance saved me from hiring him at the last moment.
post #46 of 107
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

You won't find intelligent discussion anywhere. Even when it concerns Windows - which by definition, precludes the notion of intellect to begin with.

See? I did it again.

Just roll with it and enjoy the small morsels that come your way.

Case in point. If you're going to quip, at least come up with something original.
post #47 of 107
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

There are really two types of *informed* computer users out there:

1. Mac users
2. Those who are going to be Mac users.

That's the way it's always been. So don't sweat the trolls. Everything they say is actually a compliment.

I'm kind of taken aback by your comment. Is it that you judge people who use Windows to be inferior or of lesser intelligence than those who use Macs?? I think such a comment is the epitome of arrogance, although not necessarily Apple fanboism. I personally know quite a few people who aren't exactly the sharpest nail in the box, and who use Macs because they either had cash to blow or it just "goes with their style." My favorite example is one of my friends who didn't even know how to burn a simple CD using his Mac (no lie, and this was after owning his Macbook for half a year), and had to ask me (I "solved" it for him, although it was just a file burning procedure), and I'm a PC user who has hardly ever tinkered with Macs. Remember, not every Mac user is a so called "power user" who partakes in pro apps or utilizes OS X to its fullest extent. Just like how not every Windows user is a dumbass.
post #48 of 107
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Originally Posted by italiankid View Post

Don't forget that a lot of these PC users decry Apple hardware when they don't have a lot of money to spend, but as soon as they save up enough, they're out buying Macbooks and Macbook Pros, and are posting around here about how they "switched."



I used Windows all my life up until August 2008. I had the first gen iPhone and loved it. I owned several iPods and loved it. I decided to take the plunge and come to Mac.

My first iMac 24" 3.06 GHz I bought had a yellowish tinge on the bottom left corner. I was shocked. I called Apple and they advised me to exchange it. I went to google and found out it was a gradient issue that has plagued all iMacs from 2007 onwards! So I exchanged it again and again and again. All had uneven backlighting issues, burnt pixels etc etc.

I get constant Time Machine Backup Errors - Apple is aware of this issue. My second keyboard Caps light goes off randomly - a known issue... Google it.

My problems with Mac has been good! Far more than my HP and Dell!!!

iPhone 3G - dust, light leaks and cracks!

How do you expect me to feel? I CAN afford Mac. I thought I was buying a quality product. I was wrong.

So ya Microsoft, HP and Dell may have issues, but so does Apple. End of Case.

Yeah, we believe you. /sarcasm

Now why don't you get lost.
post #49 of 107
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Originally Posted by meelash View Post

Yeah, we believe you. /sarcasm

Now why don't you get lost.

I'd agree with you. But he can certainly stay. It's entertaining. The anti-Apple crowd is usually very easy to refute, since they use Windows to begin with.

Funny thing is, my experiences with Macs have been exactly the opposite.

I can also produce as many "friends" who have had no issues with Macs whatsoever as the next person who claims they have had issues.

All these personal, anecdotal experiences don't amount to anything.

What does matter?

Customer satisfaction numbers. The general ebb and flow of surveys done every year. I'd trust those a lot more than a few trolls that are either lying or exaggerating. Even if they ARE truthful, they might not be a reflection of the majority at all.

So just tune them out and look at the bigger picture.
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Originally Posted by iReality85 View Post

I'm kind of taken aback by your comment. Is it that you judge people who use Windows to be inferior or of lesser intelligence than those who use Macs??:???

Not at all. They're intelligent. Insofar as masochists can be intelligent.
post #51 of 107
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Originally Posted by MadisonTate View Post

BMW builds great cars, but I refuse to buy one because I don't want to be associated with the snotty-nosed jerks that BMW immediately reminds me of.

Right.



So the grapes are sour anyway, right?

When you're finally able to reach the vine, let us know.
post #52 of 107
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

The anti-Apple crowd is usually very easy to refute, since they use Windows to begin with.

What an idiotic statement to make. There's zero logic in it. None.

You use Windows, so you are very easily refutable?

Too funny.

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Funny thing is, my experiences with Macs have been exactly the opposite.

I can also produce as many "friends" who have had no issues with Macs whatsoever as the next person who claims they have had issues.

About half my friends have had issues with their Macs. Doesn't change the fact that people who buy a 'premium' product feel a little cheesed off when it exhibits issues.
post #53 of 107
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Originally Posted by MadisonTate View Post

...I love Apple...but let's get real. Most ATM's run on Windows. So do most banks. So do most utility companies. Nuclear power plants. Point of sale systems...

ATMs yes (scary), but nuclear power plants should not be using Windows to control their plant. And let's not forget Microsoft's sheer marketing power.

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As a software developer, I can tell you many things that Windows does better than OS X. MANY!

I'll take your word for it, but could it be .Net and CLR? ODBC? Clustering? Visual Studio? Well, whatever it is it'll just start a flamewar, please send me a msg.
post #54 of 107
My black MacBook had some very fine cracks in it but after the way I treated it I think it's held up surprising well.


PS: Just because ItalianKid and Teckstud enjoy going for long trolls together, doesn't mean you have to interact with them. I know it's hard when someone is being so blatantly wrong and/or negative but it just encourages them to keep it up. I'm guessing the negative attention is better than no attention at all.
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post #55 of 107
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Originally Posted by iVlad View Post

It looks like the same plastic used in white iPhone. Apple should really drop using plastic in general, it just so bad.

The problem is that it looks like Apple quit using polycarbonate for their white computers. That stuff is nearly impossible to crack. The only problem is that its surface is a bit prone to scratching.

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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

And??

Some of you should take better care of your stuff.

Maybe, but that's also partly you jumping to conclusions. A lot of times people blame the user just out of habit without going through any steps to really establish it's really that. Such as simply calling users slobs when competing brand products haven't exhibited the discoloration problems that the Apple ones did.
post #56 of 107
Is that cover world wide or US only ?
Is there an official document I can bring to my apple store in the UK ?
post #57 of 107
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Originally Posted by MadisonTate View Post

Most ATM's run on Windows. So do most banks. So do most utility companies. Nuclear power plants. Point of sale systems (like Burger King, WalMart, etc.) Most service stations and their gas pumps.

Are you kidding me? Maybe the secretaries and clerks at those things are running windows, but not the hardware. Any critical hardware in a nuclear power plant, gas pump, banks, etc is running custom built embedded realtime code. That means either C or assembly microprocessors or for large systems, RTAI Linux or some other realtime kernel. Even if they're running an embedded Windows system (which is stupid since it sucks compared to the other options), there'll be so much custom code you wouldn't even recognize it.

You don't know what you're talking about.

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BMW builds great cars, but I refuse to buy one because I don't want to be associated with the snotty-nosed jerks that BMW immediately reminds me of.

Yeah, that's what we refer to as STUPID. You're only depriving yourself, not any of those alleged "snotty-nosed jerks." And it's the Windows users who are the same way that we also call stupid.
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Are you kidding me? Maybe the secretaries and clerks at those things are running windows, but not the hardware. Any critical hardware in a nuclear power plant, gas pump, banks, etc is running custom built embedded realtime code. That means either C or assembly microprocessors or for large systems, RTAI Linux or some other realtime kernel. Even if they're running an embedded Windows system (which is stupid since it sucks compared to the other options), there'll be so much custom code you wouldn't even recognize it.

You're right Nuclear Plants do not use Windows or OS X, you're most likely to find a real-time OS such as QNX.

As for Apple's OS X Server, well it's not reliable enough, and actually Apple has a specific disclaimer in their User License Agreement that reads:
Leopard is "not intended for use in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems, air traffic control systems, life support machines or other equipment in which the failure of the Apple software could lead to death, personal injury or severe physical or environmental damage." I'm sure Microsoft has a similar disclaimer since both OSes are not "industrial" OSes.

Microsoft on the other hand is weighing its options to develop a real-time OS called Nuclear Windows.
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Microsoft on the other hand is weighing its options to develop a real-time OS called Nuclear Windows.

Brings a whole new meaning to the BSOD...

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post #60 of 107
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Originally Posted by MadisonTate View Post

BMW builds great cars, but I refuse to buy one because I don't want to be associated with the snotty-nosed jerks that BMW immediately reminds me of.

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Originally Posted by meelash View Post

Yeah, that's what we refer to as STUPID. You're only depriving yourself, not any of those alleged "snotty-nosed jerks." And it's the Windows users who are the same way that we also call stupid.

But there is a point to it. Most premium brands are selling on an image as much as they are selling the product.

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Are you kidding me? Maybe the secretaries and clerks at those things are running windows, but not the hardware. Any critical hardware in a nuclear power plant, gas pump, banks, etc is running custom built embedded realtime code. That means either C or assembly microprocessors or for large systems, RTAI Linux or some other realtime kernel. Even if they're running an embedded Windows system (which is stupid since it sucks compared to the other options), there'll be so much custom code you wouldn't even recognize it.

Even though it's a bad idea, I think some ATMs have been switching to Windows.
http://www.goodexperience.com/tib/ar...nning_win.html
That's not the only site that confirms it.

I've heard that OS/2 was the previous favorite for ATMs, but the OS being out of maintenance lead to them being discontinued.

The saddest part is that some voting machine systems were running Windows.

http://arstechnica.com/security/news...rabilities.ars
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I've heard that OS/2 was the previous favorite for ATMs, but the OS being out of maintenance lead to them being discontinued.

I most definitely prefer OS/2 over Windows when it comes to ATMs. Our next-door bank has switched to a Windows ATM and since then there has been regular downtimes. Two weeks ago it had a problem where it was running really slow, so slow that it took over 2 minutes just to cancel before one can walk away!!!!
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Brings a whole new meaning to the BSOD...

Definitely a rather unfortunate description. "Nuclear Windows"
post #63 of 107
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Originally Posted by meelash View Post

Yeah, we believe you. /sarcasm

Now why don't you get lost.

I can prove you wrong. You will then look like the idiot.

google ...

iMac 20" gradient displays
iMac 24" gradient displays and uneven backlighting
iPhone 3G light leaks
Apple wireless keyboard Cap lock light not working


I am not the only person having these issues! Trust.

Can't wait for you to get a faulty product and live with it. Dying for it.
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post #64 of 107
I think all companies have products that have some sort of planned obsolescence in them. Otherwise they'd probably go out of business if the products lasted forever. Still most of my Mac products have been around for longer than five years. My 3-year-old iPod needs a battery replacement, but it looks and works perfectly when it's used in a dock. My 2-year-old MacBook Pro runs perfectly and has no cracks or any external damage except for scratches I accidently put on the bottom of the case.

I do feel for those that have that MacBook, because brittle plastic does get cracks. I've seen that happen to toys. That's why the aluminum unibody MacBooks should be around forever. Nothing will get that type of case to crack.
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Originally Posted by italiankid View Post

I can prove you wrong.

google ...

iMac 20" gradient displays...

Hey you're right,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoWtTozqFKU - iMac washed out display
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOQGmEiGYjw - iMac bad LCD dust or heat damage
& more....

I understand your frustration in trying to communicate, some folks just take what you're saying as a personal attack rather than an informative post.
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Originally Posted by italiankid View Post

lol@Jupiter... too funny.

I tell the truth - it hurts.

Problem is, your truth is a little distorted!!
post #67 of 107
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Originally Posted by nagromme View Post

Sure... products from any company? (Including some that wouldn't fix a crack under warranty, much less AFTER warranty as Apple has done before and is doing again now.)

You won't find a single product from any company that never showed cracks or flaws for any user. And you won't find a product where people aren't more likely to post about a problem than to say "all is well." This creates an impression that a rare (but still bad) problem is the norm. That's human nature.

I'd also suspect that people are more likely to a) notice and b) CARE about minor cosmetic issues on an Apple product, because Apple products have such perfect minimal design that flaws seem extra glaring. (Not to mention, people scrutinize Apple products online and send each other off to look for flaws. They'd rush off to find them on Dells too... except nobody's that excited about the design of a Dell in the first place.)

This is not to excuse Apple--products SHOULD be perfect, it should be immediately clear to everyone what is and is not abuse, and repair policies should be fully established in the consumer's favor from the very start--not corrected late as has happened in this case. When Apple fails to meet these standards, they should be called on it. However, it's not some "Apple specific" problem.

(All is well I am the owner of badly-abused, dropped, sat-upon, tossed-around, caseless iPhone 3G that nevertheless has flawless plastic with zero cracks or scratches. The chrome, however received minor scratching from a gruesome gravel incident. The plastic, amazingly, showed nothing from the incident. The glass too is still perfect. I'm lucky--as I hope MOST 3G owners are--but I feel for those who have not been so lucky. I don't deny that your cracks are real. Whether you unlucky ones are 40% of buyers or 4%, it still sucks when you notice a crack.)

Ahhh, good old damage control

However, I'm not aware about any "cheap, crap, plastic" laptop having cracks as what appears to be a common problem.

But even if there are some... we all know that they are cheap plastic pieces of crap. Unlike Macs, with their superior build quality [/SARCASM]

Exactly what I mentioned before; Macs are great design with high level of perceived quality... which does not necessarily translates in actual quality.
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Originally Posted by italiankid View Post

No surprise here! Apple is famous for cracks!

Macbooks + iPhone = lots of cracks!

Does Apple ever produce a product without a problem?

white Macbook - cracks
white iPhone 3G - cracks
iPhone 3G both colours - dust and light leaks
newest Macbooks - graphic display issues
iMacs - 20" severe gradient issues
iMacs - 24" uneven backlighting from left to right... left brighter than the right by up to 50%

Anyone else wanna add to the list?

Yes, you are an idiot. Don't drop your Apple products and they won't crack. Two year old white MacBook, no cracks. Friends that have white iPhones, no cracks. No dust or light leaks either. 20" iMac uses a low cost LCD, that is not a flaw, it is a characteristic of the display. iMac 24" no uneven backlighting at all.
post #69 of 107
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Wanna know why?

I am tired of going to Macdailynews or AppleInsider or any other Mac site.

Then just go away. Please.

You're a troll.
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Originally Posted by italiankid View Post

Apple designs and makes products that scratch so you buy it again and again and again because it does not wear well.

I am glad they got sued and lost in court for the 25$ million.

More suits need to follow!

If you learn how to take care of things, they won't get scratched. I have a 2002 PowerBook Titanium and it is in MINT condition. Not a scratch, not a mark on it. How does this happen? I take care of it. I have seen some of the Macs people have brought in to the Apple store and they look like they have been dropped and run over by a car. Then they have the nerve to complain that it doesn't work. None of the PowerBooks that I have owned have cracked, ever. I have a two year old white MacBook, not a mark on it. The cracks in the photos are from obvious abuse. They are at different angles, they aren't next to any stress points.
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Originally Posted by italiankid View Post


105+ fixes from 10.5.6 to 10.5.7
100+ fixes from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6

200+ fixes YEAKS!

This is hardy comparable! No OS is ever fully patched (I don't care from which vendor) and is always in a state of flux as libraries change and are updated, security improved, optimisations made and bugs corrected.

Just search for 'hotfix' and see how many of those you find!

I understand you had a bad experience with some Apple products, but adding that to your post completely took away any objectivity for me.
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

No- Apple needs to just stop using CHEAP plastic. There are much better grades- just look at many of the other laptops around.

Show me any other laptop case that looks even a bit similar to macbook's. It could be the plastic, but probably it's the shape and plastic. I'm glad apple moved to aluminum
post #73 of 107
i have just talked to apple austria and apple germany, and they say that there was NO bulletin to repair companies, and that they actually don't fix those problems if they are after guarantee-period.

seems like this info is spreading without confirmation from people who should know.
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i have just talked to apple austria and apple germany, and they say that there was NO bulletin to repair companies, and that they actually don't fix those problems if they are after guarantee-period.

seems like this info is spreading without confirmation from people who should know.

when it comes to recalls and out of warranty repairs, these things are done on a per country basis. Not because they are built differently in different countries, but because the cost of lawsuits in different countries differ greatly. The USA is ripe for such recall long before other countries due to its litigious nature. (speculation)
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If you learn how to take care of things, they won't get scratched. I have a 2002 PowerBook Titanium and it is in MINT condition. Not a scratch, not a mark on it. How does this happen? I take care of it. I have seen some of the Macs people have brought in to the Apple store and they look like they have been dropped and run over by a car. Then they have the nerve to complain that it doesn't work. None of the PowerBooks that I have owned have cracked, ever. I have a two year old white MacBook, not a mark on it. The cracks in the photos are from obvious abuse. They are at different angles, they aren't next to any stress points.

Blah, blah, blah...

I'm not having a problem, so no one else is either.

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Yes, you are an idiot. Don't drop your Apple products and they won't crack. Two year old white MacBook, no cracks. Friends that have white iPhones, no cracks. No dust or light leaks either. 20" iMac uses a low cost LCD, that is not a flaw, it is a characteristic of the display. iMac 24" no uneven backlighting at all.

You and your ilk are the idiots for continuing to respond to this troll.
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

And??

Some of you should take better care of your stuff.

You mean like not put it in its protective sleeve then put both in my briefcase and carry them to work? Because that must be what produced the cracks on my MacBook.

Truly the worst-made Apple product I've ever owned. Cracks on the case on both sides of the trackpad and on both sides of the top of the screen bezel. the keyboard was out of flush with the base from day one, and the screen has developed the delightful habit of blacking out in certain positions, so the inverter is likely hosed.

Yet I've never dropped it or hit it or anything like that. As noted above it has two cushioned protection layers when it travels. So it's hard to conclude that shoddy manufacturing/design is not the issue.
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Right.



So the grapes are sour anyway, right?

When you're finally able to reach the vine, let us know.

Actualy I own a Mercedes, have a sauna and room for a pony... (just kidding about the last two). But I remember the night before I bought it, I was worried what people would think, because I don't want to be associated with anyone who looks down on people.

As a person who uses both Windows and OS X, i find pluses and negatives with both. But Apple hardware is the best, it has unique style and is generally durable. And what does go wrong, Apple takes steps above and beyond to fix.

I've owned several computers, Acer's, HP, Sony, Toshiba. Of those, I would say only Sony comes close to being as friendly on the phone as Apple is. HP and Toshiba love to give you the run around. Oddly enough as cheap as Acer is, and people make fun of them for that, I've never had an issue with the one I owned, or the one my BF currently uses.

I couldn't bear to own one... as I want some style but its plastic is way more durable then my white MacBook for sure. Though I'll be getting an Aluminum MacBook here shortly...

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post #79 of 107
italiankid,

STFU and go away already.

There is nothing wrong with discussing the bad and the good about Apple. As a Mac user I come here to learn about both.

However, you sir (or madam) are a royal pain in the a$$. Since you've been here, you have hijacked every thread you post to. I'm sick of scrolling passed every other entry with your user name on it just taking up screen space with your posterbation.

I understand that posting on websites can be a convenient way to stave off boredom, but you are fast becoming i-herpes, the creeping irritation that won't go away and keeps coming back to places it isn't wanted.

I don't give a ratz a$$ why you have such a bug up your tuchus about Apple, but it seems like you've developed some sort of mental disorder that causes you to obsess on something you don't like and spend a weirdly inordinate amount of time and energy on a site devoted to the bane of your life. Seek help from a mental health professional. Just go buy the PC of your choice already, or take the one you have now and go do something productive.

Appleinsider,

Do you have any forum moderators at all? If so wake up and get rid of this guy. Any other website would have booted him (her) along time ago. It's to the point that if I see this guy's user name, I leave.
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Originally Posted by italiankid View Post

... Now if people voice their opinions, Apple would listen....
I will continue to complain because I pay a premium for the products and I expect a PREMIUM product.

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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

I took two MacBooks into the Apple store a month or so and they replaced the cracked tops and offered to replace the cracked shell of another...

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Originally Posted by italiankid View Post

...My first iMac 24" 3.06 GHz I bought had a yellowish tinge on the bottom left corner. I was shocked. I called Apple and they advised me to exchange it. I went to google and found out it was a gradient issue that has plagued all iMacs from 2007 onwards! ...

How do you expect me to feel? I CAN afford Mac. I thought I was buying a quality product. I was wrong....

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Originally Posted by Silencio View Post

...The more pressing problem with MacBooks to me is the inordinately high failure rate of their hard drives....

Consider suing Apple if the problem is widespread. Exercise your consumer rights.

Look at this Macbook display class-action lawsuit in 2007. Remember the iBook logic board and battery replacements in 2005?
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