Check the hardware!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cyberone, Mar 15, 2019 at 9:30 AM.

  1. cyberone macrumors 6502

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    I seem to hit the jackpot each time. The last MBA I got had some black dirt in the Apple logo. Of course they changed it without any questions asked.

    The new machine just now came with attached souvenir. Again, no questions asked to get a new machine... It's just that... I start feeling a bit nervous when buying Apple hardware... QC, Apple, QC!
     

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  2. mac_in_tosh macrumors 6502

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    It's hard to tell what you are showing as the photo is not in focus, but your experience is just further evidence of Apple's diminishing quality control that was part of the reason for paying the "Apple tax."
     
  3. retta283 macrumors 6502

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    Even more reason I'm glad to switch to Windows again. I remember the days when Apple had great QC and made durable articles.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 15, 2019 at 2:24 PM ---
    Seems to just be a badly nicked edge to me.
     
  4. s15119 macrumors 68000

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    Nice blurry photo.

    Good on Apple for quickly resolving your issue.
     
  5. chabig macrumors 603

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    That pic doesn’t even look like a Mac.
     
  6. cyberone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Now I have to defend my photo skills? Come on guys, it's clear enough, showing the covers left side / edge.

    Was contemplating the Windows switch, Lenovo Carbon X1 7th gen maybe, but nah.

    There's a lot of bad mouthing out there, against everything. Instead of listening to the myriad of others, try to make up your own mind.

    Like... the newer Mac keyboards... Really thought my old MBA's is the one, love typing on it. Now on the new MBA 2018... the old MBA suddenly feels old, with mushy typing.

    I reckon such QC mishaps happen quite rarely, but still, check your hardware thoroughly, that's why I don't like delivery, and the Apple ware still is nice and solid overall.
     
  7. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    its clear the lid on the macbook air that has a scuff, right?
    when the new one is coming ? tomorrow?
     
  8. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

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    It's called, bokeh, folks. Google it. His picture is fine. Everything that needs to be in focus IS in focus.
     
  9. mac_in_tosh, Mar 18, 2019 at 6:25 AM
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    mac_in_tosh macrumors 6502

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    The background lack of focus is the bokeh. The foreground artifact that he is trying to show does not appear to be in sharp focus, which is odd because the edge of the lid is sharp. But it serves to make his point.
     

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