Does anyone have a GOOD story about Apple these days??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macdon401, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. macdon401 macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2005
    Hello all ...I love this forum and Mac's ...but all I hear lately is..."bad this, overheating that, click whrrrrr shutdowns, creepy sales agents, DOA Mac's, warping, exploding batteries, burnt knees, delayed delivery's, and on and on...
    if I were thinking of switching and checked out this site I would run for the hills with my Dell stuffed tightly under my arms!
    I have never had any of the horrendous problems that haunt some posters ...thank a matter a fact my SuperDrive was acting up two weeks ago, I called Apple, got a work order number, brought in my iMac and had a brand new Drive within 3 days, no question, no charge and they shipped the drive overnight ...and the service was great!
    My question is , surely there are GOOD, GREAT story's about Apple, their products and why we all love them ?????
    Just a thought...!
  2. StealthRider macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2002
    Yokosuka, Japan
    Flawless (knocks on wood) 20" Core Duo iMac - only problem I had was with Patriot sending me a bad stick of RAM. But, their customer service was excellent, and my second stick works perfectly.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    It's the nature of forums to focus on the bad and overlook the good because so many threads are asking for help. There's not much point in starting a thread, telling everyone that everything's fine with the new Mac. :)
  4. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2005
    I received a refurbed 17" CD iMac Monday, it's been a pleasure so far. I think there's one dead pixel off to the bottom right, and the case could use a good buff and polish, but since I'm passing this on to my parents as soon as the Intel iMacs hit a point I want to jump on (be it Merom and a better graphics card, or a Conroe, or a 23" iMac - heh - whatever).

    Things I have, however, discovered:
    160GB is a lot less than two 250+GB drives and an external 300GB backup. It has given me a reason to prune the old iTunes library, though.

    Shipping OS X with 512GB is a joke. I need to order RAM tonight to get it here by Friday, I guess.
  5. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Apple replace my Mac Mini, that a broke when i was upgrading the RAM, for free. It was very nice

    Other good thing

    PowerBook G4 17'' works flawlessly(my moms
    iMac G4 works perfect(my brothers)
    MacBook-flawless(my brothers)
    Mac Mini(the new one) and iBook G4 work flawless

    On sites like this you going to end up getting people complaining, not praising. People will always find something wrong, and thats fine as it makes room for Apple to improve. BUt people need to remember Apple does things right
  6. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2005
    My 20" is awesome. One dead pixel. I think I may be getting my display replaced though because there is a dark area forming around it.

    Will be upgrading to 2Gb of Ram soon, which will be fantastic.
  7. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    My PowerBook is still alive despite it's many attempts at suicide in the past few days. Is that good enough news for you?
  8. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
  9. jsousa macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2006
    my macbook i just got today. no mooing whatsoever. the cpu gets warm like people have said, but thats how core duo is. the computer has zero flaws. its amazing!
  10. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    I've got two good ones:

    I bought one of the very first 17" MBPs off the line without even really thinking about it, because I needed a laptop immediately and wanted to get my hands into the Intel Macs for experience's sake. So far, it's run absolutely flawlessly for me. The closest thing to a complaint I could have is that the case gets a little toasty under load, but it's no hotter than any other fast laptop I've used recently. In fact, when I installed 10.4.7 earlier today, my uptime was at 24 days, and that includes waking and sleeping the thing at minimum two or three times a day and installing every oddball SMC related doodad I could think of, not to mention using Parallels a bunch.


    Where I work, there is one co-worker who's a longtime Windows user and an experienced electronics/hardware guy. He has, for the past several years, taken every opportunity to poke fun at those piece-of-junk "Macinsquash" computers and my preference for them.

    Well, the guy has gotten so sick of Windows that he started asking me questions now and then about Macs, and seemed a lot less prone to mock them than he had been.

    Well, over the weekend, he went and bought an Intel iMac, and so far he's happy with it. I will add that, so far as I know, "happy" is not an experience he's had in relation to a computer for as long as I've known him.

    Frankly, if you'd told me this fellow would be buying a new Mac last year, I would have laughed in your face.
  11. LaMerVipere macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2004
    Not really.

    All of my friends' iPods are broken or slowly dying and I'm terrified to purchase a new Apple portable even though I have the cash.
  12. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    Well, to start with, I am still using a G4 450mhz (single-processor) tower that I bought 6 1/2 years ago when the G4 first came out. This computer has survived 10.0, Jaguar and is currently running Panther just fine. Not to mention it handles all the Photoshop I want to do, and that includes 275 mb files. Though I do have to admit the refresh was a little slow when working with 94 layers, but what do you expect. It has only 768 mb RAM and AGP graphics to boot. While it was under Applecare, what seems like a long time ago, Apple replaced the optical drive when that failed. Would have cost me more than the Applecare itself. They have also replaced the optical drive in my wife's Rev A. 12" PB when that failed as well as its battery and our Airport Extreme Base Station, paying for that Applecare and then some.

    Most recently my 3G 40 gig iPod (the last of the black and white screens) was having minor battery issues as well as an issue with the headphone jack. It was almost 2 years old, but I had bought the one year Applecare on that as well, and they replaced it. Not with a refurb mind you, but a brand new unit of the same generation.

    I haven't had many problems at all with my Apple gear, and when there have been issues, they have always come through. Now, you may want to note that I did work for Apple for a short time, and let me say my leaving while voluntary wasn't exactly amicable. However, I don't have any connections at Apple that get me any sort of preferential treatment. I am just another consumer. If I had my way there is a least one individual I worked for who I'd like to see gone. But I wouldn't hold that against the company or its products. And soon, very soon, I am planning on replacing my old sawtooth with either a Mini or an iMac. - or a midlevel tower if they introduce one into the lineup. All I have to do is decide.
  13. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I've had very few issues with Apple stuff and we've got 4 modern Macs (and one Mac II), 4 full-size iPods and 2 iPod shuffles in the house. I can think of a few small things, but nothing compared to the trouble we have with 2 of the 3 active Windows machines in the house. Those things are a nightmare.
  14. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2001
    Philadelphia, PA
    Well, I've got a 4 year old Titanium Powerbook that's still going on strong. *Crosses fingers* Aside from the replacement of a broken hinge, the display and the optical drive all done under warranty, I have had nary a problem with it and it still runs great. :D
  15. macenforcer macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004
    Yeah, now that my macbook runs windows, I haven't used OS X in weeks. Hmm. Why?

    - In XP there is no mooing or whining.
    - XP is faster. I know I know, it is though.
    - XP runs all my applications I need for work.
    - Office on X runs in rosetta, as well as photoshop. Blah.

    Now that I am running XP on a mac its really not like switching back. or is it?
  16. debrey macrumors regular

    May 4, 2006
    As I posted recently, I had amazing service at the apple genius bar. I walked in there with an iPod that has had persistant problems. They replaced it with a new one on the spot with a smile and without making me demonstrate the problem. It was an iPod photo -- they had a replacement on hand.

    This new update seems to make my MBP about 8 degrees cooler. That had been my only complaint with the machine -- now it seems perfect!

    -- David
  17. lord_flash macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2003
    Brighton, England
    So aside from the fact that three major components failed in its first year, it's been fine? Well, if we're going to overlook failures then my Macs have always been fine too...
  18. macenforcer macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004

  19. macenforcer macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004
    Every IBM thinkpad I have ever owned has been perfect out of the box for years. I even totally took apart my old thinkpad a20p and used it for a car computer, got tired of it and put it back together and it runs perfectly without fault.

    NOW. Every mac I have ever owned goes just like this.

    - Buy it. It is crap. DOA or has a major defect.
    - Take it back to the apple store and demand a new one.
    - New one is perfect.

    This has happened with 3 Powerbooks, a G4 and a G5. A pismo, Titanium and an Aluminum. Apple's quality control has SUCKED for many many years. I never ever had problems with my 8500s or any from that line. I wish apple would get it together. Now lets talk about my ipod scratches. :eek:
  20. LaMerVipere macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2004
    I put an Invisible Shield on my black 60GB the second it came out of the box and it's been scratch free ever since December '05. :cool:
  21. macenforcer macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004

    Yeah, I put mine in a rubber case. Took it off recently to move to a new case. SCRATCHED TO DEATH. How is this possible? You can scratch the ipod by rubbing it with your finger. Its a joke plain and simple. I am not buying another ipod until they fix this issue. Hell, all they have to do is make the outer layer out of the same stuff the invisible shield is made out of. :rolleyes:
  22. batman123 macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2006
    Some Place Only You Know...
    Tis true...:( the iPods do eventually break, i think it is usually the battery life, thats what happened to mine..., but "I" think that apple does this delibratelly so that we HAVE to buy new 1's u see ;)

    and an iPod and an Apple laptop are not rreeeaallly the same thing mate...Take the Plunge! :D

  23. pink-pony115 macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2006
    I own a lovely iBook G4. This laptop is a luxury compared to my dell. My advice when buying a new mac is stick with the classics such as....iMac, eMac, iBook, PowerBook. I have heard too many sad stories with the newer lines of apple hardware. :(
  24. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006

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