Apple GENIUS?? Yeah right!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Blaunerts, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Blaunerts macrumors regular

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    I just called an Apple store in Boca raton in South Florida and I said "Hi, I know that you guys are opening at 8 am on Friday for the release of the iPhone 3G and I have a question and first the lady told me, "WAIT! Where did you hear 8 am!? And I said its on your website. Apple.com/retail" and she said oh i DIDNT know that, we have no information on the iPhones release", and I asked her a question about my plan and stuff, and she was already confused and she just said "It will be easier if you go to your local Att store for issues with your plan, its easier, she kept trying to refer me to att's store....This is giving you a clue of how thier activation process is going to be!

    I also asked since you guys are opening at 8 am, then what time will the "Mall" be open to form a line, and again "clueless" she said I guess you would just wait outside before the doors open, I have no clue...:confused:


    I know for sure I am going to a local att store.... faster i bet :cool:
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  3. greenmymac macrumors 6502a

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    Lets see apple just release that info like 1 hour ago do you think that all of apples employees know all the details... doubt it
     
  4. aforty macrumors 65816

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    What do you expect? They earn barely above minimum wage.
     
  5. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    yea our att store is like 100yrds from the local apple store so they come in from time to time, all the ones that came in today said they dont have a clue; how they r activating yet, wut time they open, how to spell at&t, or even when they find all that out...

    great!!
     
  6. Blaunerts thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, didn't they have an APPLE MEETING? Shouldn't they know by know? There gonna have customers like this calling and asking questions, C'mon the iPhone 3G comes out in less than 4 days!
     
  7. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Believe it or not, not all Apple retail employees care as much about Apple's products and information as you do.

    It's not like everyone works in the right shift on Sundays to be able to attend a meeting...
     
  8. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I know that her response probably reflects their training so far on iPhone activation, but there are some things that you have to take into mind, she may not be somebody who is going to be selling the iPhone or involved with the iPhone at all (but if so, she should have referred you to somebody who was). And from what I can tell about Apple and their trends, they tend to not train the employees and such with new products until the day before the release. The geniuses didn't get their hands on the MBAs until the day before release if I remember correctly. So if they follow that trend, then the employees will not get their hands on the iPhone 3G or get familiarized with the activation procedure until Thursday. But I am surprised that they didn't have anybody to refer you to that at least knew the basics about the activation procedure.
     
  9. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Really? Since when is $12 and on minimum wage? Apple Genius's can make $25 an hour.


    The news for Apple stores was just released a few hours ago. You expect every Apple employee to know? And she was probably going by what she was trained to say, she acts like she knows nothing, which is still the case until tomorrow morning, when they are suppose to tell everyone 8AM.
     
  10. thor79 macrumors 6502

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    exactly...Many times those retail store meetings occur right when you have plans or are like 4 hours after getting off an 8 hour shift. There's no way you want to go back for a meeting...you just want to relax. Such is the life of a retail store employee. If you're there at the time of the meeting you'll attend otherwise most say screw it unless it means their jobs...and even then some people just say screw it.

    I used to work at Target in electronics several years ago.

    And the OP never said he was talking with someone from the Genius Bar...as I understand it (never been to an Apple store and I've never owned an Apple product) there's only certain employees which are called the geniuses. He probably just called and assumed he was talking to a genius.
     
  11. Blaunerts thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ohh. Thanks.I learn something new every day
     
  12. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    They should get rid of the whole 'genius' from the title. Maybe 'fairly well trained' fits the bill but hardly genius. :D
     
  13. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, I thought it was $40 for Apple Genius :/.



    Anyway, I'm gonna echo everyone and say that just cause they're Apple store employees, doesn't mean they refresh Macrumors/Apple website every few minutes.
     
  14. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Being as we frequent MacRumors you may be surprised just how astute we are compared to Apple Store employees.
     
  15. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    I don't like when they talk like they know more than me :mad:


    I also laugh when i hear them talk about the iPhone to a few customers.

    Employee: "Yes, it will go on sale July 11th"
    Customer: "I can't wait"
    Employee: "Yeah, me either"
     
  16. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Well, they are regular people :p.


    Anyway,
    Really, the Apple Geniuses aren't there for product information. They're mainly there for diagnostics and repair. Course Personal Shopping Specialist and Inventory Specialist might know...
     

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