Apple Good & Bad

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  1. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    Celebrate and commiserate here, as you see fit.
     
  2. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Great was emailing Steve Jobs and getting my problem with an Apple service centre sorted out.
    Bad was that an Apple service centre caused me such a headache.

    Great is MacosX
     
  3. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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    Good: Product
    Bad: Prices

    Hot: Mac Mini
    Cold: Cube
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    Good: Beautifully designed, innovative, solid, durable and rugged hardware products with a first-rate integrated software bundle.

    Bad: Often behind the times with industry standards (e.g. PCI-X, video cards, standard RAM etc.).
     
  5. radio893fm macrumors regular

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    Good: looks
    Bad: the apple hard-core-cult-fanatics-don't-like-anything else-windows-sucks and everything else-ego guys
     
  6. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    :rolleyes: made me chuckle.
     
  8. wilmor42 macrumors regular

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    slightly agitated

    i've been pretty screwed by apple recently. I'm still waiting for my mac mini which was ordered on jan 27th, i got a email confirming its despach on the 7th of march.. so i waited.. and waited like an idiot.. and then i did some research on my own.. i'd been trying to track my order online with no joy as it seemed apple locked me out of my 'check order status' section.. until yesterday i finally got somewhere.. i spoke to someone at TNT uk and they told me that my unit had only been aloocated for collection from Eindhoven yesterday. i told this to the apple rep on the phone-she paused and very nervously told me that it was despatched on the 7th.. i told her i wasnt stupid and i could see what apple are doing.. I've been told i'll get it on wednesday 23rd of march-almost 2 months after i ordered it..
    plus.. at the time i ordered it said despatch hopefully on 24th feb.. which turned into 3rd of march which turned into lies and apple simply just not being honest with me.. im not happy, im always gonna use apple and always buy directly from them-but im a good customer and i'd have thought they wouldnt screw me around.. i'd really like to make a complaint, but i dont know Mr job's email address and i dont honestly think anyone would care.. makes me think just why exactly that missing bite in the apple represents..

    who knows maybe it was all planned in the begginning-in the early days
    jobs: "lets take over the world"
    gates: "ok i'll fool everyone for a while and then you come and save the day?"

    ps. dont get me wrong, i love apple..
    :D
     
  9. virividox macrumors 601

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    os x is great, prices are so so

    hardware is fantastic, support is good

    whats bad? not much hehe
     
  10. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Good:
    - OS X/iLife/XCode (my 3 favs)
    - Apple Hardware
    - Apple finally targetting the low-end (somewhat)
    Bad:
    - Complete lack of advertising for the Macs
    - Apple's gaming performance/lack of games
    - iWork -- 2 applications??
    - My iBook not supporting Core Video fully
    - My iBook not being a Dual G5 PowerMac
     
  11. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    BAD: Having to listen to the windows boys hark on about how much better XP is, how macs are slow & expensive etc etc....

    GOOD: Having had 6 month of hell at work with XP & Dell; THEY ARE SO WRONG! :D
     
  12. radio893fm macrumors regular

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    This is what I was talking about... see!

    If you did not read the title of the thread says: Apple Good & Bad... but you had to take the chance to bash other OS... of course...
     
  13. Uma888 macrumors 6502

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    steve jobs helped you personally? :eek:

    whats william done? :p

    Good/Bad: Apple stuff is like diamonds, everyone wants them but not everyone can get em
     
  14. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Good -- product design, ideas, integration between products

    Bad -- At times, being 'behind the times' because of Steve-o's stubbornness / having too much pride (i.e. adopting USB 2.0 long after everyone else had, still no 2-button mouse)
     
  15. DaveP macrumors 6502

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    Good: Lower end models are afordable (iBook / MacMini)

    Bad: Higher end models price people out of the market (PowerMac)

    Oh, and iLife is great!
     
  16. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Good: Even numbered versions of iPhoto
    Bad: Odd numbered versions of iPhoto
     
  17. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    Good: All things Apple
    Bad: Umm, let me get back to you on that
     
  18. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Good: Apple products.

    Bad: Waiting for Apple products.
     
  19. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    Well, absence makes the heart grow fonder! ;)
     
  20. clayj macrumors 604

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    Good: iPod works really well
    Bad: iPod doesn't support WMA natively
     
  21. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Good: Convincing everyone that Panther was the real deal
    Bad: Fixing things that should have been fixed
     
  22. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    Good: Unique hardware. Great software.

    Bad:
    • Went to my local Apple Store to get a wireless router. They had the wired version of the one I was looking for, but not the wireless version. I asked a sales guy and he said they only carried the Airport. Seems like they're trying to pimp their $200 AP instead of the much less expensive alternatives.

    • Whining, never-can-be-satisfied users complaining when a new product comes out. Remember when people whined about how stupid the iPod was? There's the fanboys and the we're-not-fanboys-because-we-complain groups. Neither is good, and the latter should not complain about the former.
     
  23. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    That's not a bad thing. WMA stinks.
     
  24. mvc macrumors 6502a

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    Because, just like diamonds, the price is held artificially high to maximise profit and snob value.

    And I don't know if thats actually a bad thing, because the alternative windows/pc least cost approach to computers seems to be worse in practice.

    Just feels bad whenever I have to get out the cheque book. :rolleyes:
     
  25. clayj macrumors 604

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    Sez you. It's strictly a matter of opinion.
     

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