The Apple Is Not What It Used To Be

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by setso, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. setso macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2006
    ..many macusers have hardware problems
    ..even on the pro machines ..also new macs
    ..quite unnormal and not what apple used to be
  2. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
  3. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    #3 we have to go through this again?

  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    I think you maybe having a stroke,please go to a A&E immediately.
  5. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003

    I am lost here, is this just random, or has this guy been posting his problems in another thread...?:confused:
  6. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    He alluded to being a Mac owner from '94. True, they knew about quality back then. I remember Dell servers I bought back then literally falling apart after delivery.

    Oh how are the mighty fallen, etc etc (starts to mumble usual Sesshi rant)

    Mind you, Apples did cost a lot more than Dells back then... But then they actually offered (a little) more in terms of hardware.
  7. eluk macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2006
    East London, UK
  8. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Remember when you complained about Macs being too expensive and wished they used cheap commodity parts like PC's? Congratulations, your wish was granted.
  9. setso thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2006
    ..welcome to the apple-church

    ..okay, word up !
    some people definately should not only >READ< Think different !
    Actually >DO< Think different !

    Maybe they are brainwashed or have been in some "apple-church"
    for to long ..or something ?
    ..ctct bzbz klkl !
  10. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    I'm still of the opinion your having a stroke.
  11. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Did you realise Apple dropped the Think Different campaign years ago? And as brainwashed suckers we've forgotten the old message and adopted the new one, namely acting like Justin Long as a "Mac". So we say to you, "Buzz off and enjoy Windows on your Dell." :rolleyes:
  12. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
  13. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
  14. setso thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2006
    You could be right ..i damn want to work ..and do not like to fiddle around
    with programs threads etc to just do a propper job ..that's all. As i
    said, i could go somewhere else for that and play the hardwarebetatester
  15. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    All of his posts have a spammy feel about them.

    I think Apple have lost their way since the transition to having someone else manufacture machines for them. They need to come to grips with that to restore the quality reputation. They need to oversee the process a bit more because it's obvious that a few machines are slipping through their current process.

    I'm reminded of the old days of U.S. car manufacturing. You weren't supposed to buy cars that were built on Fridays or Mondays because someone just wasn't paying enough attention.
  16. setso thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2006

    Sorry, did i mean you personally ? I guess not ! Think different ! ...and who
    the "Buzz off.." are you actually ? .. ((and i have a Compaq PC with 64 MB))
  17. setso thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2006

    >>All of his posts have a spammy feel about them
    Thanks for the info name on macrumors is setso ..isn't it ?

    >>I think Apple have ..
    >>I'm reminded of ..
    That's the point ! ..The products are not finished ..That might be a common
    procedere on the market today, but (..sorry) should change.
  18. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I think I'm having a stroke... what the hell is going on :confused:
  19. aussiemac86 macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2004
    the land of OZ
    I think other people may be having a stroke just trying to read those posts with all the ***** dots in them.
  20. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    I think I have just lost a couple of IQ points.
  21. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Apple's QC is no worse than any other computer manufacturers, especially Compaq's.

    And I concur, quit with the ".." It's just plain harder to read.
  22. adiosk8 macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2006
    its the same amount of problems, expect now you have a lot more people buying them, so you hear it from a lot more people
  23. puddle27 macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2006
    well the MBP line has a lot of display issues that i think is just poor quality of the screens. Graphic professionals can not use them!! Apple says they are just anomalies and engineers wil look at the ones i went through that had poor display, but i think that't bull.

    IMHO, the ipod has ruined quality on other lines because other lines are being ignored. I am sick to death of so much attention going to the ipod and not enough press on their other lines. IF the media pcked up on display concern over the the MBP line, then Apple would be forced to do something about it. But instead, the media has been focused on ipods and iphone rumors for the past 3 years.

    It is important that those with quality issues, especially all these display issues on the MBP line, it is important you let Apple know. Send an email to
  24. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    #24 MacBook Pro is fine, and always has been (since August :D ). So, a few bad eggs got out, so what. Hasn't Apple been good about replacing or repairing them?
  25. puddle27 macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2006
    they tried to replace mine by sending me to the nearest store (Apple customer service is still the best imho). but the same problem there. I also want to point out that if i looked at your computer screen, i may see the problem where you don't see one. are you saying you don't have a bright spot across the screen at the bottom? on top of that there is a dark horizontal band. on top of that is just what i describe as a muddy look due to uneven back lighting. if you bring down the brightness on the screen, it's easier to see this problem. And of course you need a solid color to look at. i use green, brown or blue.

    i looked at other MBP forums and people complained about this when MBP first came out in Feb and March, then the complaints stopped til the Core 2 duo laptops came out. I may be wrong on this, but that's what i saw. so maybe the problem reemerged when they switched to core 2 duo chips? I don't know, i haven;t been around long enough.

    But mainly, i think you have to care about display issues to notice. one Genius at the store saw what I was talking about, admits he realizes why graphic professionals would complain, but he said he wouldn't care since he is a sound guy, not visual guy. so like i said, there are issues you may not notice or care about, but others do. these displays are not getting passing grades from graphic professionals or those who care about such things. These are not meeting 'pro' standards you expect after spending $3,000. that's all.

    :cool: :cool: :cool:

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