Apple Market Research Survey

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  1. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Anyone else get a message from Apple Market Research with an invitation to participate in a survey? I've owned a lot of Apple products over the past 15 years or so and this is my first survey request.
     
  2. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    Check the source code of your email VERY carefully!:eek:
     
  3. KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

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    It seems legit. It directed me to an Apple site and did not ask me for any personal information.
     
  4. Mobster1983, May 16, 2015
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    Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

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    Deleted. Bad info.

    Be wary when you get emails like this and make sure they actually take you to the Appl website. I recommend against entering your username and password unless you KNOW its the real Apple website.
     
  5. KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

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    See above.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/survey.html
     
  6. AppleFan91, May 16, 2015
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  7. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    What is the source code of the link? For your own security, don't include any parameters (after the .com).
     
  8. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I got it too. Straight up market research survey. What did you like, where did you hear about, what one thing would you change ....and so on
     
  9. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    Great if it is - but no harm in recommending caution until the OP is fully confident.
     
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  11. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry that was more towards the user saying "it's a scam" and don't do it or you'll get a virus blah blah blah. Just spreading FUD for no reason at all lol
     
  12. Teach4 macrumors 6502a

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    It is legit, they want to know how and what people think of the watch Apple knows you have received.
     
  13. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    I approach every email with FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) until I can confidently establish otherwise.

    This is in NO WAY a bad thing.

    If everyone was as cautious as the OP, many fewer people would end up being scammed / conned / defrauded.

    Good on the OP for asking. :)

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    No worries - sorry that we also just crossed posts :)
     
  14. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Good God people, stop spreading FUD. OP I received the same email and its 100% legit. It takes you to an apple website and does not ask any personal questions like Apple ID, Password or CC info. It's 100% safe.
     

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    frogstir macrumors newbie

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    I got one too. Approx 15 mins to complete. Asked age, model purchased, was it a gift, satisfaction, met expectations, reasons for purchase, what features I like, ability to use apps, frequency of use, charging frequency, what aspects I like the best, feature and functions I like the best, do I like my band (Milanese), apps I use most, built in apps & 3rd party apps review, change of watch face & complications, which wrist, did I use wearables before and if I plan on using them again, purchasing experience, what resources I used to make my purchase decision, did I look the watch at a retail store, watch setup process, what one thing I'd like to see on the watch, and then just demographic stuff.
     

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  16. Banich2 macrumors regular

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    I received one too and I filled it out. I'm 100% sure that it was legit as it directed me to the Apple website. It was in the exact same manor as the customer service surveys. It knew the exact watch I purchased and didn't ask for any personal information other than my age bracket and employment status.
     
  17. Banich2 macrumors regular

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    You must have never called customer service, because they send out a survey almost every single time you call or visit the genius bar.
     

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  18. shox2k2 macrumors 6502

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    I got one a couple months ago asking about my feedback regarding the Mac I purchased. So obviously they do send these out.
     
  19. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I got one. I also got one from a genius appointment I had on Thursday. They are legit.

    My genius appointment one listed the person who helped me by name.
     
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    Received one too. It did catch me off guard a little, since I e never recieved one after a purchase, but I can understand why.

    Haven't completed it yet. If there's a space for comments, I'll be sure to ask about my Milanese band that's in processing purgatory.;)
     
  22. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for the info. That was my mistake. Somehow I have never received a "Market Research" survey despite purchasing dozens of Apple products over the years. The way the OP described it just made it sound fishy.

    I have gotten surveys after Apple Care (not that I need it much as I usually fix my own stuff). But it was the "market research" description that I have seen used very often in emails targetting unsuspecting individuals.

    I would still recommend against entering your username and password for any website you reach from a link in an email.

    If the site does not ask for personal information, then no biggie.
     
  23. Photography macrumors 65816

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    It is legitimate. I received one back when I purchased an iPhone 6 Plus during launch.
     

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