Anyone have real OCD with iDevices???...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kal-037, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    Curios if anyone else here suffers from actual OCD and if you get bothered by tiny or big imperfections... I'm just curious if people here hate or fixate on iDevices. But also, what can't you stand most (screen glass imperfections, backlight bleed, dead pixels, faulty buttons, warped frame, etc.)
    Where do you draw the line or what do you just accept?

    I myself struggle very much with OCD, (diagnosed 16 years ago)
    I have a tiny 1cm imperfection on the bezel of my iPad. I'll go back and forth thinking if I should take it back, but luckily my logic takes over and I realize nothing is perfect AND if I exchange it I'll probably end up with the same or more annoying issues. I am going to keep it since it's not on the actual screen.

    But... again, it's no big deal I'm just curious how others with OCD deal with things.
    Also if anyone has pointers that'd be cool, ;)

    *sorry I am not intending to make this a therapy session but really just want to know if others have similar struggles and how they overcome it.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    When I purchase an Apple product or an expensive electronic device , I expect results. That said, I do realize nothing is perfect in this world, not even my Apple devices. Now, if I purchase an iPad, a stainless steel Apple Watch, a new laptop, etc., I don't go and look for imperfections. Because if you do that, imperfections will find you.

    That said, if I do come across an imperfection or defect, I ask myself what are my options to have the issue resolved and is this something that I can personally live with.

    If I find an imperfection and I am in my return period, I certainly will take it advantage of the return And exchange it for a new device. If it's an issue where it affects my productivity or personal use for the device, I will use the Warranty or return period or Apple Care.

    Only the user can make the decision if it's an issue or not. , Apple is known for there customer service. I purchase products from Apple because of two reasons, they make an exceptional product and They stand behind their product.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Just look at the threads, everyone seems to have OCD when it comes to their apple products.
     
  4. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    The recent iPad Pro 9.7 I purchased second-hand came in mint condition ie. even the plug and charging cable had never been used. I think the device itself was unused as there are no scratches anywhere on it.

    For the price I paid I would expect it not to be pristine but was pleasantly surprised. Funny, though, I'm not bothered if my Apple Watch gets a few nicks (I always wear it on my right wrist for activity plus a Swiss watch on my left).
     
  5. Kiimora macrumors 6502a

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    I keep both screens glossy; i cant stand smudges:D. As i am the only one likely to handle with care, I do not share ;)
     
  6. sracer macrumors 603

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    True. I haven't figured out if it is cause and effect. Does the purchasing of Apple products cause one to be that way, or are people who have those tendencies attracted to Apple products.

    As a general practice, I tend to try to take good care of the things that I buy. That often results in things lasting longer than the manufacturer intended. That becomes frustrating for me because it is usually that little $2 part that "goes" for which there is no replacement. Everything else about the thing is worn but works fine... but that little part renders the whole thing unusable.

    When I first starting buying Apple products, I was overly careful. But after the 2nd wave of devices I purchased, I noticed that they are incredibly well-made. I then realized that I can simply take reasonable care of them and they'll be fine.
     
  7. seadragon Contributor

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    I think people are throwing the "OCD" term around too much. Yes, some people legitimately have OCD. Others are more stringent in what they consider acceptable with a product they purchase. I mean, if you were dealt this iPad screen, what would you think of it?

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  8. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502

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    Quote: "As a general practice, I tend to try to take care of the things I buy".

    I have a Maytag washing machine I bought in 1984 and raised three kids with it, only a hose replaced on it so far, still using daily. Has absolutely nothing to do with ipads, just sayin'!
     
  9. lyngo macrumors 6502

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    Just so I understand, and the photo probably doesn't do it justice, but am I seeing yellow / warm screen on the left and a pink hue on the right?
     
  10. seadragon Contributor

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    You're looking at the abomination that was iPad 3. People were running into these horrible screens and being told the had OCD. Right here on this forum. I remember the arguments well.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Folks need to learn to differentiate between OCD and being anal retentive. 95% of the time, when folks on here mention small issues causing them stress or anxiety, it's being anal retentive.
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Yes I must have the same storage in my iPhone as I do my iPad. It's a complete must for me.
     
  13. Traverse macrumors 603

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    It bothers me a lot. OCD is a recognized medical disorder that has serious implications for one's life.

    These threads here and on Reddit like "I'm OCD about my app icon placement" or "I'm OCD about about case" etc. are very insulting to people with the disease.

    There's a difference between have obsessive compulsive disorder and having obsessive compulsive tendencies.
     
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    Like this on my bezel?

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  16. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Others refuse or tend not to believe there devices are perfect or they state stop looking for defects, when it's very true that issues with hardware arise. And if you didn't have pictures, your story wasn't believable or it never happened, when the iPad owner knows exactly what they're talking about.
     
  17. Kal-037 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No on the white glass just off of the display area.
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    Except I do have OCD, I understand folks throwing it around is silly but I legitimately have it and have for 30 years but diagnosed when I was 14.
    So this not being "anal retentive" legitimately I obsess over everything in life and imperfections are a major hurdle for me.



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  18. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Like I said, 95%. I didn't say 100.
     
  19. sneak3 macrumors 6502

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    Is that on your ipad pro with that perfect panel?
     
  20. acorntoy, Jun 24, 2017
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    I think this is a good thread, as it shows not only somebody who has OCD, but how different OCD can be. My Idevices do not give me OCD. But then again unorganized things don't tend to give me OCD. However if I'm extremely stressed and going through bad OCD, I can become obsessed with things on my phone. The last time this happened to me was with the white iPhone 4, one day I got blue ink from a pen on the back of it. It was awful. and I also -really- hate how they had to make the sensors visible to make it work- it looked 100% better when SJ announced it on stage. The fact that the front camera on the iPhone 5 looked like a cyclops eye also bugged me, but not as much as that iPhone 4. In the long run though, I don't really care anymore, i've learned over the past couple of years to let a lot of stuff go, because getting stressed and OCD is just not worth it for me. The last time I had OCD with a phone or device was a few months ago, I was going through bad OCD and when using a computer would have to type a text, delete it, go out of the conversation, close down messages, lock the phone, and then I was able to unlock the phone and send the text.

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    I just switched back to LTE after a few generations of wifi only. The spots where the new antenna design break the chamfered edge catch my eye every now and then and make me freak for a brief second thinking I have a new ding... then relief.
     
  22. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but things don't "give you" OCD. It's not really the unorganized and out of place that drives you mad, it's the invasive and terrible thoughts that cripple you and affect your everyday life. That's the part that shows like "Monk" don't address, so it's understandable how people thinks that's what it really is.

    It took me a while but it doesn't bother me as much the way the term gets thrown around so liberally. But, hey, I'm busy most of the time reliving bad conversations I had twenty years ago, so I dunno...
     
  23. acorntoy, Jun 24, 2017
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    I agree with this to a point, the only thing I'd like to add is things can give you OCD in my mind, because I know if I'm going to be doing something that might make me OCD, I need to watch out and take care to be ready for it or relatively minor OCD thoughts could become crippling ones if you don't manage to stop the cycle. Like if I saw something on my phone that bothered me, it could lead me to think about it obsessively if I'm not careful, which could very easily devolve into really crazy OCD that has nothing to do with a cellphone.
     
  24. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    That's a good point, it does manifest differently in different people. I go back and forth between using/collecting Apple products (or shoes/clothes) and wanting to burn everything in a minimalist catharsis. When it started affecting my job I had to be on the look out so I don't, as they say, get...TRIGGERED!!!!!!!!!!!

    When I got my first 2016 15" MBP it looked like somebody ran a wire brush along the speaker grille. One of my friends finally said I just need to send it back (probably to get me to shut up about it).
     
  25. kazmac macrumors 601

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    If something is wrong with the iDevice within the return period, I exchange or return. If not, I take as good care of the iDevice as possible and enjoy. Whenever I trade in an iPhone I get the same comment, "Wow this looks great. Like new condition." Been using Tech 21 cases since the iPhone 5.

    I usually buy back cases to protect from falls or rough and tumble for my commutes. I will continue to do that with iPads, but once Apple upgrades the SE, I will probably go naked on that and let it be. It's about enjoyment and usage for me for me now and as long as I continue to purchase Apple products that just work, I won't look for potential problems. I had a forum member contact me privately about some issue with iP7+ screens and I politely told them I have no intention of testing the display as they requested as it is fine to me.

    Not to discredit anyone who has to live with OCD or wants the best from a Device they've paid some serious coin on. I can kind of relate: I was pretty frantic for the three years of iPhone malarky I went though. Speaking only for myself: I am grateful these products work wonderfully and I can enjoy them.
     

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