Does the Apple store care if you change the colour profile on all their display Macs?

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  1. kabunaru Guest

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    Here is a scenario:
    One day you walk in to any Apple store and one by one you change the colour profile on each Mac (custom colour profile downloaded from the internet) to make them look better. Will the Apple store care or even realise this?
    Do you do this because the default colour profile is not the best on a Mac?
    Thanks.
     
  2. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Everything users do gets binned every night anyway, doesn't it?

    And yes, if someone spotted you going around every Mac in the store and making changes I'd imagine they'd come over and ask you what you're doing.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i dont mess with any computer that is not mine
     
  4. Beerfloat macrumors regular

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    I've never thought of that one, but I do like setting the home pages in all browsers to 2 girls and a cup.
     
  5. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    The reason I am asking this is because:
    1. I been to Apple store once before.
    2. Lot's of complaints about 1.8 gamma and default colour profile Apple uses.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Too blue.

    That it does.
     
  7. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    What about some good ones from MacRumors (kis's and pstube's for example)?
    All of the display Macs are all nice and contrasty now. Imagine that. :eek:

    Might be more appealing to customers and attract them more if you think about it.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    They're not r-tards, they'll notice and ask you what you need...
     
  9. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Really? I always thought they live in their own worlds and don't always know what is going on around them.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Unless you want to buy something there.

    The machines take care of themselves for the most part. Why go this far to mess with them?
     
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    I'm thinking if they wanted you to adjust their screens or attract customers for them... they would hire you and give you a job. Otherwise, you are just one of the people in the store, and I doubt they welcome your self-proclaimed assistance on such a subjective matter. What one person thinks looks best might not appeal to another, and it is a somewhat arrogant attitude to feel your opinion of how the screen looks best will fit everyone else's tastes.

    But that's just me.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  12. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Not to mess with them, to improve the colour profiles on Macs.
    The default really needs to be changed.
     
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    They've got serious control issues. Whatever you do, DO NOT change the desktop background to what they consider to be erotic images. :rolleyes:


    ...stupid lifetime ban...
     
  14. sn00pie macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope you didn't do that. That is unbelievably lame and a pathetic attempt at a joke.
     
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    Wow, I thought only arrogant little c***s did things like tamper with machines that weren't theirs because they think they know better, or because they thing it's funny???


    You guys haven't proven me wrong, but I was hoping you would.


    I wish I was as subtle as you. :p
     
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    Agreed. I wouldn't mess with another persons machine if it wasn't mine. I thought they all got reset at closing time?
     
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    do you work for apple?

    thought so

    with that said, why mess with their computers.......
     
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    Sorry, did I not put down a sarcasm tag for you? There, fixed it.
     
  19. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Why are you so negative?
     
  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    he isnt negative because really, why do people feel they have the need to change settings on computers in a store that they dont work for because they think the settings they chose are better, which is subjective to begin with
     
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    "Dood, your the one totally dissin' their colour profiles!"
     
  22. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Used to work at the Apple store.

    The truthful answer is that all of the images on the machines are frozen and will reset to a predefined system image whenever the machine is restarted. The demos are restarted a few times throughout the day and once again automatically after close.

    As a store patron, you can install new programs, take pictures and delete files off of the machine, we never cared. (After the 2008 Mac Pro's came out, I ran cinemabench on it without a problem). All of your changes are undone with a simple restart. There were really only two things we took exception to: 1) Porn/Inappropriate material and 2) Copying files and/or programs off of the computers (sometimes we would ask people to turn the volume down). Why else do you think apple would put that much out on the floor for anyone to play with (Facebook, myspace and photobooth - My God).

    The screens are never calibrated, so it's not like you are dissin' Ive and Jobs.
     
  23. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    The OP has some serious ADD if he has nothing better to do than go to an Apple store and change the profiles. Next thing, he'll be at the local grocery store organizing the shelves.
     
  24. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The majority of people that go into an Apple Store aren't going to be persuaded/dissuaded by the color profile on the monitor. Amateurs won't notice, professionals just accept that they'll be adjusting it by themselves anyways. Why even bother...
     
  25. Jphillippe macrumors regular

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    lol when the iphone first generation came out, there was a self extracting software for Jailbreaking and hacking the phone it was jailbreakme.com I did this to about 6 iphones in the store..It must've been funny when people saw the iphone hacked because I chaged the springboard and icons on 2.
     
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