Did Apple mislead people?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thermal, Oct 4, 2011.

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Do you feel Apple was misleading?

  1. Yes

    43 vote(s)
    13.8%
  2. No

    269 vote(s)
    86.2%
  1. thermal macrumors regular

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    A lot of people seem upset with the iPhone 4s, so my question is, do you feel misled by Apple?
     
  2. fabianvs macrumors regular

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    how so? they never mentioned anything about iPhone 5... all speculations and rumors
     
  3. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    No.
     
  4. nicastro78 macrumors newbie

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    How did Apple mislead people? They made no announcements prior to today.
     
  5. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Disappointed, yes. Mislead? No, nothing was ever confirmed or promised.
     
  6. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    It was rumors that people believed. Apple never said anything.
     
  7. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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    In what way did apple miselead people? They said nothing about the next gen iPhone until the announcement which was earlier today.
     
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    What a ridiculous question. Who created all they hype? We did.
     
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Not at all. Just further proof that rumors and speculation can really serve to set unfounded expectations.

    What specially do you think Apple has misled anyone about?
     
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    How could they have. It's not like they ever mentioned any details of the phone prior to the keynote. All the information was posted by third parties as rumour and speculation. What does that have to do with Apple and why would you blame them. There is no logic in that.
     
  11. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Well maybe as everyone was reaching critical mass expecting a redesign... they were peering in to see what the public was expecting and felt a bit awkward but still went through with it...

    THEY OWE US AN EXPLANATION for the 16 months...
     
  12. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    It was all speculation. In their mind, to the average person who doesn't follow rumors, this was a pleasant surprise.
     
  13. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    No they don't. They are a business and they make decisions based on what is viable for them as a business in order to make money. They don't owe you or anyone else an explanation. If you don't like their decision making or their products you're always free to choose their competition. No one is making you buy Apple's products. Just another silly and ridiculous thread. :eek:
     
  14. rioja macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    They never misled anyone. But then again, you don't have to be misled to be disappointed!
     
  15. mountains macrumors regular

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    Rumor sites misled people, but that isn't exactly new.
     
  16. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Exactly. Apple has said absolutely nothing till today. I'd only say I felt mislead because of the rumors and speculations by third parties.
     
  17. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Nope.
     
  18. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Bro,

    It took them 16 months to release something thats hardly different.

    They have unlimited funds for development.

    Thats OUR money that we gave them because they PROVED to US that they innovate and give us nice gems and gifts of products so thats the silent understanding Apple has with its loyal consumers which is why we trust them with our money and don't mind paying comparatively higher prices. In this case we felt like we didn't get our money's worth.

    So Ill say it again HANK...

    THEY

    OWE

    US

    AN

    EXPLANATION.

    (or risk un-doing some of the trust they built)
     
  19. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    As long as they have superior flooring in their retail stores, I will always love Apple.
     
  20. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    You have just made to dumbest statement ever made on MacRumors.
     
  21. zourtney macrumors newbie

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    Ha! Um, no.

    To echo the others: no, they don't owe you anything. That's absurd, to put it politely.
     
  22. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

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    When you buy something or shall I say- when you buy "into" something, you vote with your dollars and this applies to anything. If anything, you should second guess your individual wants and needs, as you were caught up in the maze! I think you owe Apple an explanation regarding what your needs were to begin with. Color me crazy Dude!
     
  23. zourtney macrumors newbie

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    Lol, subscribing. *pops popcorn*

    Let's rename this thread, "Did thermal troll people?"
     
  24. Chundles macrumors G4

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    They don't owe you anything.

    The iPhone 4S is a stellar release, the increase in performance alone far exceeds that of the 3G to 3GS and the 3GS was widely acclaimed and after such a long time is still one of the highest selling smartphones.

    The general public (anyone registered and posting on an internet forum doesn't count as "The General Public") doesn't even know how long it's been and will buy them by the boatload as usual.

    People are freaking out way too much over an incredibly solid new phone.
     
  25. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

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    Apple didn't mislead anyone. They never mentioned anything about the redesign some people (and case manufacturers) were betting on. They made no mention of a larger display.

    It would have been nice to have a redesigned phone. But that didn't happen. The iPhone 4 design is fantastic and I don't have a problem with the 4S keeping the same exterior, considering how improved the interior is. iOS 5 will make the phone even better.

    People act as if they are being forced to buy every phone Apple releases. If you aren't happy with this upgrade, stick with whatever phone you have or use your freedom of choice to purchase any other phone on the market.
     

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