If anything irritates you about Apple.. what is it?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by generik, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Most of us here will kill to keep OSX on our desktops, but we all know Apple isn't perfect either! What aspect of Apple irritates you the most?

    Me myself... I'd think Applecare can be better, and I really don't like Apple's hard price points for various items.
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    At the moment, it's sealed batteries in things like iPods and especially the little remotes that come with FrontRow and the iPod Hifi.

    There are probably good reasons for going in this direction but as far as the remotes go, why couldn't they just make one that runs from a single AAA battery, rechargeable or otherwise? How many other general device remotes are sealed units like this? Very few, I would wager.

    I was looking at one yesterday (the one that came with my HiFi) and was wondering how long it would last... and yet, when its battery is worn out, I'm expected to buy a new device and throw the old one away? Don't we have enough plastic junk in our landfills already?
  3. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Their refusal to admit a mistake when they've obviously got something badly wrong.
  4. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    That's a very good point about the sealed batteries. I didn't realise that was the case with those remotes (well, I don't have one!)

    The thing that bugs me most is the lack of a small Pro-notebook and also the fact that the size of the notebook dictates its features. i.e. with the old PowerBooks the 12" was considered the "low-end" model but why weren't some of the features of the 15/17 available on it (even as extras), such as the backlit keyboard etc? Grrrr.
  5. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    the backlit keyboard may have been because the sensor on the 15/17"ers was under the speaker grill, but there was no speaker grill on the 12", and besides that there might not have been room.

    what annoys me most about apple? i cant afford a new mac...i shouldnt have sold my emac :(
  6. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    Yeah I think this is the worst thing at the moment, even though I've not been effected by it.
  7. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    Believe me or not, to me, Apple is perfect. They always go way ahead of my excpectations with new products, and though their pricing is a bit high, I'll pay, no matter what. The rules is, they make it, we buy it...:D
  8. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    The Mighty Mouse. Innovation before common sense? Why couldn't we just have two buttons?
  9. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    I just thought of another thing...the lack of Apple Stores in Australia!
  10. superted666 Guest


    Oct 17, 2005
    woah there.
    The remotes have removable batterys, they have a a small cirlce on the bottom prod it with a pina and it opens up!

    My one apple gripe is apples build quality of late on notebooks or again refusal to sort out obvious problems such as whine etc....
  11. JFreak macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    Can't complain about anything else than highish prices ;)
  12. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    Gosh, you're absolutely right. And I'm an idiot. :D

    Better find something else to moan about then...
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I dislike the remotes for a different reason. At this point, they are just a gimmick. Where is my complete Media Center Mac? At this point Microsoft blows Apple out of the water when it comes to media center PCs.

    It was embarrassing when Steve Jobs was comparing his remote to other PC remotes. Sure it may be half the size and have half the buttons, but it also has half the features!
  14. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Not using an article before the word 'iPod' in press/support pieces bugs me. I hate just seeing iPod as if it was a personal name rather than an object.

    The stock availability to non-Apple suppliers is also annoying as is the total lack of visibility as to product life-cycle. It makes it very tough to plan a spread containing iPods for a catalogue going out in October when in July/August, you have no clue whether they'll still being sold in October!
  15. codo macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2006
    England, United Kingdom
    1) Being so ballsy about product releases - No one actually cares that much.
    2) Not bringing out a 13" portable with a GPU - The customer is always right.
    3) Being all high and mighty about "how poor Windows is". It's fine.
    4) Their utterly crap Mac advertising - Get a better marketing firm on side.
    5) The ideology that Steve Jobs is some sort of God that invents the products, designs the products, manufactures the products and ships the products personally.

    6) There is still no special edition Madonna iPod. Boooo!
  16. Lau Guest

    Agreed about the sealed iPod batteries. Part of innovation and sustainability is making a solution that isn't chucked in the landfill, and is easily user-serviceable. The new MacBooks with easily removable hard drives are a good thing in this respect.

    My biggest irritaion with Apple is their absolutely pitiful UK customer service. :mad:
  17. Magnus Reftel macrumors member

    May 16, 2006
  18. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    My main gripe is the lack of a range of options. Don't get me wrong, I love my Macs, and would love a MacBook, but I wish they'd offer low end versions of their hardware, without all the frills (like the iSight, the Frontrow Remote, etc).

    I also don't like the simplicity of some things, like Frontrow. I want options in a program like that. i wanna be able to make the font smaller on it. I want to be able to add text previews to files, and choose what clips to preview, etc.

    So yeah, in general - the small range of choice they offer consumers is the one downside I see.
  19. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2005
    Little grey, chilly island.
    I'm another for the terrible, hideous, appalling customer service at Apple UK.

    Oh, and their terrible, hideous, appalling way of just plainly ignoring my continual iTunes help request email.
  20. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Agreed - particularly with iPhoto deliveries where you pay astronomical charges for a shoddy 2-3 week service rather than the express 2-3 delivery in the US since the package gets to clear customs in three countries thanks to sending everything via Amsterdam
  21. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    Rabid Apple fanboyism. I guess that's not totally Apple's fault though.
  22. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2006
    I dont have anything to do on Monday morning when I start up OS X, I dont have any settings to tweak :(
  23. cruxed macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2005
    Hong Kong
  24. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2005
    The keep upgrading thier products just weeks after I buy one.

    I buy the powerbook, weeks later they anounce the intel switch, htne release a higher res powerbook.

    I buy an iPod, not even a month later they release the video iPod.

    Sealed batteries in the iPod.
    No Applecare in SA.
    High costs of hardware in SA (disproportionately so)

    Other than those few gripes - I'm a complete fanboy
  25. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    London Town
    The tendency they have of making me pay for everything :rolleyes: .

    Actually, the complete lack of options in FrontRow gets my goat. Also, they should have tried harder convincing Adobe to re-release CS2/bring forward CS3 with Universal binary before announcing the Intel switch.

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