Doesn't sound like "guaranteed service" to me. More like "possibly, you might maybe get service if we can find some small amount of time for you".
Too true, "Please fix my iDevice" would soon become "Refund please, ta very much"
glnf wrote: »
And I see you are new to the world. Only because a company (or a state for that matter) has collected a massive amount of personal information and not used against anyone yet does not guaranty that they are not going to do that exact thing in the future. Apple today does not have to be Apple in 10 years. But the information collected remains in their hands. Apple could pass on sensitive info (think NSA or FBI) and it can just be nicked from Apples servers. That all happened before. Suddenly someone is after you for illegally downloading music or stretching software licenses. You being investigated because someone from your address book deals in drugs or you start having a hard time renting a place because something flags up, ... So to force users to register for every little thing is not very sympathetic from Apples side.
digitalclips wrote: »
I wonder exactly how much personal information Apple really keep? I honestly don't know but maybe someone here does. Given they, unlike Google et al, have no financial interest in selling the sort of data you worry about, why would they retain it in the first place? Of course they have proof of who you are tied to credit card information, that is part of living in the 21st Century, but beyond that what would they need?
torvalus wrote: »
While it would cut down on scalping, I think the true purpose is to draw more users into the Apple ecosystem. This benefits Apple in the obvious ways such as being able to sell content and improve loyalty, but also in a more subtle Google-like fashion.
djd214 wrote: »
Employees sometimes fill appointments up so they don't have to work as hard at the end of the night. This also prevents this from happening. Before this, fake appointments were made all the time. Although making a fake Apple ID isn't difficult, since you can make a new account with a new email but I guess it will help.
gatorguy wrote: »
Google has as much financial interest in selling personal data as Apple does. . . . and both collect personal data and use "anonymized" versions of it for targeted ads on behest of the companies they place advertisements for. Besides the ability to see/modify/delete the types of information stored, which only one of the two currently offers, the only real difference that I know of is scale. Apple's currently putting in much more effort on the advertising side than they previously have. They look serious now, and to be effective for the companies they represent they need as much personal data (ie income. interests, work/home location, type of employment, family demographics, etc) as they can collect, anonymized of course except for the finance part.
Gosh, the entitlement is just UGLY.
Originally Posted by helicoil
"Please fix my iDevice" would soon become "Refund please, ta very much"
So, you'd want a refund because you're upset that you couldn't use the extremely popular and free service that requires a reservation, because you didn't book a reservation? You'd probably get your refund. Doesn't mean you should if you haven't tried calling applecare or using their new support website or attempted to get warranty support from an authorized apple service provider (3rd party).
charlituna wrote: »
In store employees have other systems to book appointments that might not require an Apple ID. So this scheme you are talking about might still be possible.
That said, it is likely that managers etc are able to see where and how appointments are booked, perhaps even to knowing if it was an in store or out of store computer. And how many appointments don't show. They would adjust scheduling accordingly because why have five folks working when the traffic only needs three. So such games could backfire. Especially when they see a pattern and sort out the scam and possible fire folks for it.
digitalclips wrote: »
I wonder exactly how much personal information Apple really keep? I honestly don't know but maybe someone here does.
Blame and deflect, blame and deflect.
gatorguy wrote: »
-Your Apple ID user name, real name, mailing address, email address, phone number, contact preferences, and credit card info.