Originally Posted by italiankid
It is because Apple is getting bigger and most of there products are made in China.
I've seen this here before, and it's just as much nonsense now as it was then.
Apple, as most all other computer manufacturers, has had their computers made in china for a decade or so. That has nothing to do with anything other than having them cost less than they would have.
Dell, until recently, has made its own computers here, and in Europe. Their quality has never been anything to brag about.
Apple is having no more problems now that in years past. Every time they have some problem I read this about them having more problems than before. And that's going back to the time when their computers were made here.
I don't mind paying a premium price for something, as long as it's a PREMIUM product.
If not, you will hear me complain until they justify the price.
You have the right to complain, but I suspect that you will always find something to complain about. Some people it seems, just like to complain.
I don't like it when Apple has problems any more than you do, likely less, as I have a fair amount of stock. but I realize that all companies have problems, and that some of it is beyond their control.
I have two 24" iMacs from 2008 here, and neither one has a monitor problem. We have more than a few in the photo labs in my daughters school, as well as 20" models, and their monitors are fine as well. I checked them carefully once this problem became known. But it affected a bunch of models around a certain time, and that's it. It's not as though all of these machines were affected. Apple took care of those who had the problem. Not every manufacturer would have even bothered to do that.
This iMac has been the same design since 2007 through 2009 and the same issues with the LCD appear only worse. Does it take 2+ years for Apple to make the changes? I thought for sure with a new product launch in March they would fix the LCD but they didn't. Beats me!
Again, this isn't really true.
Look, all monitor lines from all manufacturers have problems. mostly, people don't even notice them, or care. It often seems that Mac users are much pickier than most PC users, because I've seen plenty od PC monitors with visual problems that people haven't mentioned to me. I don't bother to even tell them about them when I see them, because why worry them with something they don't notice?
I have seen a couple of iMacs with "bad" monitors. But bad by what standard? Almost all monitors have a certain amount of off color, or unevenness in backlighting. How much it too much? If you have to look for the problem in order to find it, then it's likely not too much. I know people who don't see problems in products until they read about them. Then they notice it. It that REALLY a problem? Likely not.