Are any of you beginning to hate Apple, for whatever reason?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by hotpotato123, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Hanson Eigilson macrumors regular

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    I totally agree!!!!
    Ive should not have ANY say in software design, and actually try and up his hardware designs, it's dated or just plain average. Eddie Cue should be fired, and so Tim Cook becomes the lesser evil i guess :/
     
  2. navaira macrumors 68040

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    I'd pay good money to stream an Apple event which consists solely of Steve Jobs reincarnating to scream at Cue for two hours.
     
  3. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    The beachball is the second most common cursor on my rMB at a daily level.
     
  4. navaira macrumors 68040

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    AAAHHHHH BLOODY APPLE!!!!!

    I decided to try a clean install of Sierra. So I did everything from scratch and tried to log in to iCloud.

    Two-factor authentication > send SMS to phone ending with 42, very well > nothing.
    Send the code again. Nothing.
    Send the code again. Aah there it goes. "We apologize but we are unable to access the link you selected." What?
    Send the code again. Nothing.
    Send the code again. Nothing.
    Send the code again. Nothing.
    Send the code again. Nothing.
    Send the code again. Nothing.
    "We apologize but we are unable to access the link you selected."

    So I thought I'd use the recovery code, then promptly discovered I don't have it anywhere. There is a good chance it was saved on my MBP. Which I just formatted. And then I found out if you don't have the recovery key, there's nothing Apple can advice you to do other than get a new Apple ID. Even if you have the connected credit card, your ID, the "trusted device", etc.

    I restarted the phone, restarted the Macbook, tried again and again. Either no code or "we apologize". Finally I went to my Hackintosh, logged in to iCloud (SMS arrived), discovered the security setting is elsewhere but I clicked "Trust This Browser" so I don't need no codes anymore, right? WRONG! Logged in to appleid.apple.com, got the code without problems, entered it, logged in AGAIN because when you want to log in it tells you to log in first (?), got the code (it works every time with the Hackintosh for some reason), then disabled two-factor authentication because that's the only way I seem to be able to log in to iCloud on my Macbook Pro. I already had to do the same on husband's Apple ID because none of his three trusted devices would receive the code.

    And they ask me if I want to keep my Documents and Desktop in iCloud. Yeah, sounds like a great idea, Apple. Definitely safe there. Safe from me accessing them.

    Is Cue responsible for how Apple ID is handled too? Just asking for voodoo doll purposes.
     
  5. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Just in case ... http://www.voodooshop.com ;)
     
  6. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    wow.... That is speechless.
     
  7. Hanson Eigilson macrumors regular

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    haha i'd much prefer to see navaira dress up to dish out some well earned voodoo justice. Do it with all the pent up style that Apple has squandered since Jobs went to the other side :p
    [​IMG]
     
  8. insomniac86 macrumors regular

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    People like you are the reason why Apple suck.
    Stop making excuses for them.

    Look at how amazing Microsoft are becoming.
    Apple need to get their **** together.
     
  9. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Blunt but true. I find more and more I am having to adopt work-arounds to get Apple products to do what I need / want. Generally they are pretty good (Apple). Lately they have started to come and more off the rails and that is worrying.
     
  10. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't use the word hate to describe how I feel.
    Maybe disappointment or cheated.

    There's a certain smugness that Apple has always had. Even under Jobs, it was our way or the highway.
    But it's reached another level. This sense that you should be grateful to own an Apple product. So much that they can raise prices to obscene levels.

    Gone are the days where Apple was 'the computer for the rest of us'.
    The Apple I knew so well, is now the computer for the 1%
    A brand is what others think of you.
    By the amount of anger found on this and other forums, the polish on Apple is duller today.
     
  11. I7guy macrumors P6

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    So the using posts on an Internet forum is pretty much a fool-proof way to generalize an opinion about a corporation?
    --- Post Merged, Oct 28, 2016 ---
    Is there a reason to get personal? And believe me, I don't think Microsoft is anywhere near amazing, better than they were but business as usual.
     
  12. Pd1987 macrumors member

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    I was just going to write a post about how sick I've become of apple lately. I'm hugely underwhelmed with my iPhone 7 plus and iOS 10, and now especially with the new MBPs. I'm sick of it all!
     
  13. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    I never suggested my word to be gospel. My comments are based on the many Mac based forums I visit.
    But that's what forums are...a place for opinions. You're welcome to yours.
     
  14. Savor Suspended

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    For a time, I hated Apple. I realized this week I was simply on the wrong Apple operating system for years.

    OSX > iOS
    Android > iOS
    Mac > Windows
    Mac > iPad > iPhone

    File system and drag & drop ftw!
     
  15. I7guy macrumors P6

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    Original post last sentence pretty much sounded like a generalization.
     
  16. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is. A generalized opinion.
    What have you contributed to the discussion?
     
  17. I7guy macrumors P6

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    Noticed that some broad generalizations were made which pretty much doesn't contribute anything.
     
  18. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I was sick of Apple when they switched to Intel you know what I did I bought different computers and dropped out of the Apple tech sphere. I think some folks need to start doing just that Apple isn't going to make what you guys want no matter how much complaining you do.
     
  19. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Hate - no.
    Disappointment - yes.
    As Apple became mainly a company of watch bands and dongles.
     
  20. navaira macrumors 68040

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    Did you come back later, computer-wise, and if yes, why? (I never owned a Mac pre-Intel, and the first one I used at work was already Intel-based, so I had no clue what the difference was.)
     
  21. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Not really I have a Chromebook Pixel, a Pixel phone, and my desktop runs Linux. My wife didn't follow me out the door though she uses a MBP and work issues me MBP and a MP. The oy really compelling computer for me that Apple offers is the MacBook.
     
  22. jordancrombie92 macrumors regular

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    I feel like they are becoming too greedy again. I understand that Apple have always priced their products slightly higher than the rest of the market and they where fine at the price level they where at. However, now they are becoming more of an exclusive designer brand. £1249 for an entry-level MacBook...not on.

    I don't entirely blame Brexit for the price increase either. The MacBook's have increased by nearly £200...that is not all down to Brexit. That is down to Apple greed. I never want to go back to Microsoft and a ****** PC but if Tim Cook and the rest of Apple keep putting the prices up only the SUPER RICH will be able to afford their products and they will lose a huge market and a hell of a lot of money!

    They are forgetting about certain products that made them great i.e. the iPod. Now I'm sure the iPod's sale rate has slowed considerably but there wasn't even a celebration of 15 years of the iPod or even a minor update removing the iPod's headphone jacks. The iPod Nano's still look like run on iOS 6 for god sake!

    And so much for their vision of a wireless future (with their AirPods) all their devices now require compulsory, non-included dongles to work! Whatever happened to 'it just works'

    STOP INCREASING PRICES. KEEP CUSTOMERS LOYAL. CRAIG FEDERIGHI FOR CEO
     
  23. maflynn Moderator

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    Why?

    I too was a mac user during the PPC days and while the macs I owned were great, they couldn't hold a candle to the intel counterparts. I have a need to use/run windows and the emulation of the day was horrible, but it was the only option. With Intel chips we gained the ability to run Windows virtuallized or natively.

    Also we now have much more options for running different operating systems, i.e., linux. PPC had only a handful of distros to choose from.

    Generally speaking, we had more updates, and availability on Intel then PPC. I still remember waiting for Moto to roll out the next gen PPC, and then when they did, they had inventory issues and so quantitis were constrained for the longest time. IBM wasn't much better either, especially since they promised a mobile G5 processor and could not deliver on that promise.

    Apple fell back further and further on the PPC platform, so moving off of it was the only logical move.
     
  24. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Apple was different then they weren't PC's so they were more special.

    I don't need to run Windows software so having Windows capabilities really doesn't do much for me. When I switched to Linux I switched to Gentoo which to this day has a maintained PowerPC port and one of the only three distros I'd run.

    The switch to Intel was great for Apple and obviously great for users because there are more now than there has ever been but not so much for me.
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    Fair enough, that makes sense. I think it was a great move, but in a similar vein, I'm seeing a different apple in 2016 then when they transitioned to Intel.
     

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