Owners of flickering 27-inch iMacs claim 15% refund from Apple

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  • Reply 21 of 91
    ibillibill Posts: 392member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Archipellago View Post


    Apple sell an image. A fundamental part of which is 'it just works'



    Admitting this destroys that in one foul swoop.





    style over substance...?



    you bet..



    Ignore.
  • Reply 22 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Archipellago View Post


    true..



    http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/ar...too/1253136981



    that guy's article:



    Quote:

    Consistently, I get about 30 percent to 40 percent more work done using Windows 7 than either Leopard or Snow Leopard ... More importantly, I have loads more fun using Windows 7 than Mac OS X. I haven't had this much fun using a Microsoft operating system since Windows 95. After more than three months running Mac OS X, I really missed Windows 7.



    Guy is sort of a clown. I appreciated his relatively non-partisan writing style, but chose Win7 on such weak knees. It somehow allows him to work 40% better and is more fun. Hmm.
  • Reply 23 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by joelsalt View Post


    that guy's article:







    Guy is sort of a clown. I appreciated his relatively non-partisan writing style, but chose Win7 on such weak knees. It somehow allows him to work 40% better and is more fun. Hmm.



    Windows 7 is a big improvement over Vista and XP. While I don't like to use general terms its it alot more fun to use then previous versions of Windows and more productive. I can't say I feel the same way with SL, while it has more features then Tiger I still feel Tiger was Apples best OS.
  • Reply 24 of 91
    Every manufacturer, regardless of what they make, experiences production problems from time to time. Sometimes they're faulty components, sometimes they're QA problems, and in the case of computers sometimes they're just software glitches. There are only two things that distinguish one manufacturer from another: 1. How often do these situations happen? 2. How well does the manufacturer respond to these problems when they arise?



    Based on Apple's reputation for great customer service, I'd say that item (2) speaks for itself. What I find more concerning is the frequency with which I've seen news articles that mention item (1). It seems like Apple's been having quite a bit of problem with iMac displays the last several years. I realize that flat screens, while more attractive, are more prone to problems than CRTs. But the number of news stories that have come out over the last couple years about Apple's iMac and laptop screen issues are indeed worrisome.



    I'm a lifetime Apple user (with the exception of a short dalliance with a Compaq PC that ran Windows 98) and am fluent in both Windows, Macs, and Linux. I've often had to use Windows at work but have always had a Mac at home. By and large I think Apple is a great company. But if I were Steve Jobs right now, I would take a long hard serious look at where I was buying the LCD components for my computers.



    I hadn't actually stopped to analyze it, but when I replaced my old Power Mac G4, I chose a Mac Mini rather than an iMac. I justified it by saying that I already had a keyboard and mouse that I like as well as a relatively new 19 inch widescreen monitor. However in retrospect, the idea of the "all-in-one" iMac disturbed me. I think honestly that subconsciously I chose not to purchase an iMac based on the number of LCD problems I'd heard about. I honestly would've much rather had the faster machine, but I like the ability of choosing my own monitor rather than relying on a built-in LCD that I can't get rid of.
  • Reply 25 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rhyde View Post


    Yeah, tell that to Toyota. Oh, wait...



    Sigh I rarely say this, but you are an idiot. Toyota did not just come out and declare they had a problem, years later it took the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to formally come out with the problem before Toymotors even started to admit to it.



    Same with the "new" problem with the Prius....



    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Toyota has known about brake problems in its popular Prius cars for some time, going so far as to fix it in new production vehicles, but has kept Prius drivers in the dark about the problem until the Japanese government called for an investigation.



    Seriously why do people insist on posting just to 'hear themselves talk'.
  • Reply 26 of 91
    chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,543member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post


    I believe it's trended down ever since the release of the Pad.



    Ok, so why has it trended down?
  • Reply 27 of 91
    msnlymsnly Posts: 378member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chris_CA View Post


    Ok, so why has it trended down?



    The stock always drops after a product release because the product never lives up to the expectations of the rumour mill.
  • Reply 28 of 91
    State of the Union? Didn't all stocks start dropping after Obama's speech?
  • Reply 29 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MsNly View Post


    The stock always drops after a product release because the product never lives up to the expectations of the rumour mill.



    ..that and the iPhone sales were at the lower end of expectations, given 300-400k unsold inventory.
  • Reply 30 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by isaidso View Post


    Brainless troll over reality...?



    Absolutely.



    I love originality...



    you..??



  • Reply 31 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tipoo View Post


    And Apple still will not acknowledge that this is a widespread problem.



    If only 1% of the whole lot is defective, that's not widespread.
  • Reply 32 of 91
    tekstudtekstud Posts: 351member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by katastroff View Post


    If only 1% of the whole lot is defective, that's not widespread.



    Then why the hush money?
  • Reply 33 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chris_CA View Post


    Ok, so why has it trended down?



    The NASDAQ is down about 3% today that would be 6 points for Apple which is down 7 points. They always drop a little more than the NASDAQ and they swing higher as well. I doubt it has anything to do with the 27 inch screen flicker.



    It would be interesting to know if there is more than one manufacturing plant making these screens for Apple and if the problems all existed with one factory.
  • Reply 34 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post


    Then why the hush money?



    A. That info is from Gizmodo. No wait, they apparently spoke to a guy who works for an authorized reseller.repair shop.



    B. That was in the UK. not worldwide.



    C. this is from the article:



    UPDATE: According to an Apple customer support discussion with one of our readers, the 15% bonus refund is officially for "tax and shipping"?it's a flat base rate to cover your return no matter the area you are in. So if you have an 8% sales tax, you may only be pocketing 7% (and even less after shipping if you don't have an Apple Store near). Obviously this offer ranges from small bonus to adequate refund, depending on your circumstance, but returning an iMac is far from a money making venture.
  • Reply 35 of 91
    mactrippermactripper Posts: 1,328member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mstone View Post


    I have many Linux machines and have used nearly every flavor of Unix since the early 90s and not one could come close to replacing a Mac for serious publishing/design/video/audio etc, etc, etc. So if you replaced your Mac with Linux you must not have ever needed a Mac in the first place.



    Linux is a fine OS for servers but it makes a pretty lousy desktop environment in my opinion.





    Ubuntu makes a nice netbook OS too, if that's all you need, more secure and faster than Windows and OpenOffice is free, Firefox is a better browser than any other too.



    Apple's answer to the netbook is a iPad that costs twice as much and doesn't have a real keyboard and a real OS for that matter.





    Netbooks top Amazon seller of laptops:



    http://blog.laptopmag.com/netbooks-t...-notebook-list
  • Reply 36 of 91
    mactrippermactripper Posts: 1,328member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chris_CA View Post


    Ok, so why has it trended down?





    Uh, because Apple announced a very niche product tied to a all controlling app store and publishers who just raised their e-book prices from $9.99 to $14.99?



    Of course if and WHEN Apple announces RENTING of books on the iBookStore, then sales should take off.



    So take the pull back as a blessing to buy cheap and sell higher later on this year.
  • Reply 37 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacTripper View Post




    Apple's answer to the netbook is a iPad that costs twice as much and doesn't have a real keyboard and a real OS for that matter.




    It's not an answer to netbooks. Different target-audience.
  • Reply 38 of 91
    newbeenewbee Posts: 2,055member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Archipellago View Post


    this is probably the most wrong post I've ever seen....



    If your going to take the time to post at least try to add something intelligent.

    wrong post? .... why?
  • Reply 39 of 91
    mactrippermactripper Posts: 1,328member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Masterz1337 View Post


    State of the Union? Didn't all stocks start dropping after Obama's speech?



    Stocks always drop after Obama speaks, because he's a business ignorant socialist.



    Obama says that if exports to China could increase 1%, it would mean millions and millions of jobs for the U.S.



    A guy got up on CNBC and stated our exports to China are so low to begin with (even Buicks and iPhones are made in China), the 1% import increase would only create a few hundred thousand jobs at best, counting all the trickle down jobs too.



    Wages are much too low in China, it just goes to show, Obama talks like a preacher, it sounds good until you check the facts.



    Guess who made China favored nation trade status? Oh yea the socialist, national heath care failure, "I didn't have sex with that woman" Bill Clinton.



    See the pattern?





    So the sooner we:



    1: Get rid of the socialist sub-prime housing mess causing Congress; Reed, Frank and Pelosi and crew.



    then we can get rid of



    2: Obama the socialist. (I think Colin Powell would have made a better first black president.)





    The sooner we can have real job and economy growth. Because business makes money off of customers, so it's in their interest to create jobs and economic opportunity.



    Government creates jobs because they have too and then have to finds ways to pay for it.
  • Reply 40 of 91
    newbeenewbee Posts: 2,055member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by camroidv27 View Post


    You laugh. I love my linux system. It replaced my Mac system. Not looking back either!



    If you're happy, I'm happy ... see ya ... wouldn't wanna be ya.
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