"i am entitled to the latest product for a specified amount of time"

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iFanboy, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. iFanboy Guest

    #1
    This is basically what the complainers are saying.

    They bought "the new iPad/iPad3" and felt entitled to run around smugly holding the latest model until March/April 2013. It's as if they believe they paid for that or something?

    Newsflash, your iPad3 still works. It has not changed since this morning, it will run the same apps at the same speed and be able to do exactly the same things you've always used it for. Apple hasn't remotely disabled it forcing you to either upgrade or hold a worthless unusable paperweight.

    Please calm down and look at it rationally.
     
  2. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Rationally. Apple just turned into android. Congrats.
     
  3. -Garry- macrumors 6502a

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    No.

    What they're saying is "Apple just completely unexpectedly knocked £100 (or whatever) off the resale value of my current item." I believe this to be a fair gripe.

    It is always inevitable that the resale value of a previous generation will drop with the announcement of a new line, but for it to happen after just seven months is what these people are unhappy about. You can choose to agree with their point of view or not.
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    But if you bought it when Apple was promoting it as 4G in your country, only to find it wasn't. (Apple were fined for doing so) and then find out 6 months later here's an iPad with 4G that does work, you are bound to be aggrieved to say the least.

    There's something very wrong about advertising a product as 1 thing, and it isn't. Only to replace it 6 months later and offer previous customers who may have been mislead nothing but a so what.....

    If that had been Google or Microsoft that had pulled this stunt the forums would be ablaze with how crappy they were to customers and how great it was that Apple didn't pull these stunts.
     
  5. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Exactly. They released a product knowing full well they were going to release the fourth generation model months later. Sure feels good knowing there's a new device that's twice as fast as the one you bought 3 months ago.
     
  6. matttye macrumors 601

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    People who buy the latest tech "just because" always run the risk of their products becoming outdated quickly. If you buy something that's good enough for what you need it for, and don't always insist on having the latest tech, then you will be happier for longer.
     
  7. iFanboy Guest

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    Seriously? The market is now saturated with millions of different types of iPad, with huge differences in quality between them, with most no longer getting official updates from Apple?

    Don't talk rot.
     

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