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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by pimentoLoaf, Mar 17, 2005.
Celebrate and commiserate here, as you see fit.
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
Hot: Mac Mini
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.).
Bad: the apple hard-core-cult-fanatics-don't-like-anything else-windows-sucks and everything else-ego guys
Good: S. Jobs
Bad: B. Gates
made me chuckle.
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..
os x is great, prices are so so
hardware is fantastic, support is good
whats bad? not much hehe
- OS X/iLife/XCode (my 3 favs)
- Apple Hardware
- Apple finally targetting the low-end (somewhat)
- 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
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!
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...
steve jobs helped you personally?
whats william done?
Good/Bad: Apple stuff is like diamonds, everyone wants them but not everyone can get em
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)
Good: Lower end models are afordable (iBook / MacMini)
Bad: Higher end models price people out of the market (PowerMac)
Oh, and iLife is great!
Good: Even numbered versions of iPhoto
Bad: Odd numbered versions of iPhoto
Good: All things Apple
Bad: Umm, let me get back to you on that
Good: Apple products.
Bad: Waiting for Apple products.
Well, absence makes the heart grow fonder!
Good: iPod works really well
Bad: iPod doesn't support WMA natively
Good: Convincing everyone that Panther was the real deal
Bad: Fixing things that should have been fixed
Good: Unique hardware. Great software.
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.
That's not a bad thing. WMA stinks.
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.
Sez you. It's strictly a matter of opinion.