Ipad pro 12.9 128gb LTE swapped for 256gb LTE

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If you could swap your 128gb for 256gb, would you do it?

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  1. stevey69, Mar 24, 2016
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    Hi guys,

    I had initially ordered 128gb LTE ipad pro 12.9" back in november when preorders began. The one that I bought had defects software wise and hardware wise too. Luckily I had applecare+ on my ipad and after a few defective replacements I raised hell and demanded for the ipad to be swapped for the 256gb version for free in store. After continuous persistence, the manager went ahead and honored my request to swap it for a 256gb version for FREE! I am excited to receive my brand new replacement ipad as a 256gb variant and couldnt be more happier as I felt apple played me when they released the 256gb version 4 MONTHS LATER which I felt was a disservice to apple fanboys like us. Just want to say that there is hope for all you 128gb'ers if you make enough noise.
     
  2. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Impressive I guess, can't imagine how much hell you raised for that, but good for you.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Will keep my 128GB iPad Pro 12.9 for my Internet cruising next to the lazyboy.

    My new 256 LTE is for use in the field.
     
  4. stevey69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I raised hell due to receiving multiple defective iPad's, enough is enough. I paid top dollar so I expect a flawless device just like any normal customer would.
     
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Just curious what defects you dealt with? I agree that you should expect a flawless device, my original one was so I guess I got lucky.
     
  6. stevey69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Two iPad's had multiple scratches on the chamfered edges, One iPad came with two dents and One last iPad came with a defective screen.
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    Great idea to go with the 256gb variant. Next up for me will be an iPad Pro 9.7" in 256gb LTE. What color did you end up picking? Any specific uses that led you to a 256gb model?
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    256GB will allow me to keep all of my customer contracts, all my images I need to carry and my entire music collection all on one device. I was going to keep the Air 2 but when I found that the camera was bumped up in resolution the 9.7 Pro would work great in the field. I hate the white bezels so Space Grey is always my choice. It will be covered with the smart cover and smart case.
     
  8. stevey69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    A black screen is highly immersive however, I feel that in the world of medicine, a white screen is more friendly. Just my personal opinion. A 256gb will be able to hold all of my lossless collection and some videos. It is a perfect tablet away from a computer. Quite happy apple finally decided to offer a 256gb variant, about TIME!
     
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    Hope they offer 256gb with the new iPhone 7 in the fall.
     
  10. SuperKerem, Mar 24, 2016
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    You're joking right?

    From what I've read, it sounds like you were being a ****** customer and the manager just wanted you to get the hell out the store - I wouldn't consider it an achievement.

    I wouldn't expect a replacement for minor marks on the damn chamfered edges in the first place. It's rather childish to 'raise hell' over something the store has no control over. They aren't going to open up every single box to check for microscopic scratches?

    I'm also disappointed the store offered you the 256GB model when you were in no way inclined to have it. I would get my priorities straight if I were you. I guess the manager just had better things to do.

    Life is too short to worry about stupid stuff like this, and you went out of your way to make other people's days worse just because you 'felt' you deserved something.

    People these days...
     
  11. doboy, Mar 24, 2016
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    And he's an MD too (supposedly) ;)
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    You are lucky as if I owned the store I would have banned you for life. Entitlement is out of control.
     
  13. stevey69, Mar 24, 2016
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    The store was empty... The manager felt bad about my unhappy experience with the iPad Pro. Also, its not about what YOU would expect or rather what YOU think qualifies for a replacement... I wont take anything less than a flawless ipad and I paid top dollar for it. Granted it is not the managers fault but rather apples fault and by him being a manager, he represents apple as a company. I made a simple request and he honored it. I raised hell not so that I can get a 256gb variant but rather due to the amount of replacements I have had and was unhappy with a subpar product that I was given. Please dont tell me what I need to worry about in regards to life. You live yours, I live mine.
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    MD has nothing to do with it. If you went to a doctor who consistently gave you a subpar service, you would demand to be seen by someone who can give you your money's worth. I would suggest you dont bring my MD into this as you are not qualified to speak on behalf of my credentials. Thank you.
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    Thanks for your opinion. Much appreciated.
     
  14. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    The fact that he felt the need to say that in the first place already suggests to me that he feels 'superior' to other people!

    When in reality he's just a random guy with a critical dose of entitlement.
     
  15. stevey69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL, no one is superior. I wrote my credentials like I normally do on a daily basis. It wasnt meant to make anyone feel "inferior", no such thing on a forum.
     
  16. SuperKerem, Mar 24, 2016
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    So, now you're eating your words? From 'I raised hell' to 'the manager felt bad'. Sounds like you don't know what you're talking about!

    You paid the same as I did. There's a difference between physical damage and being OCD about it. Don't like it after 4 replacements? Too bad. People have better things to do than watch you whine like a little kid. You're not special, and the way you phrased the above makes you sound REALLY immature.

    No, he doesn't. What on earth are you talking about?

    "I raised hell and demanded for the ipad to be swapped for the 256gb version for free"

    So it's unreasonable to expect a so-called 'MD' to go about their day without making everyone else's a misery?

    I think the conversation's over.
     
  17. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I hear ya man, people are touchy these days.

    GED Equivalent.
     
  18. stevey69, Mar 24, 2016
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    LOL, this has been quite an entertaining conversation.
     
  19. temna macrumors 6502a

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    Played you? You hear voices at night when you're alone? The reason the 256gb model wasn't released at launch was due to a lack of chips being available then. Every iPad from the beginning had three storage levels. Didn't you think it was odd that the Pro only had two? I waited to purchase the iPP because I expected this to happen, so I'll be returning my 128 to the store and ordering the 256, if it's not in stock. "Gee, I just bought the iPhone 6 four months ago and they released the 6s? I want the 6s or I'll throw a temper tantrum and complain about how Apple played me." :rolleyes:
     
  20. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly I probably would have saved some money and gotten a 64 GB pro if they had made one and it was available with LTE. I have 1 TB of Microsoft OneDrive cloud space and I keep my files there, so I only need enough space on my iPad to juggle whatever files I'm currently using. I also don't have a huge music or movie collection.
     
  21. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    If I wanted the 256GB bad enough I would have sold my 128GB and applied the funds towards a 256GB. I wouldn't feel "played", that's what I/you get for being a day one adopter, Apple has proven this time and time again with day 1 adopters.

    I know this post will probably get mod deleted anyhow but I just have to say it. The manager didn't feel bad for you,that's called "empathizing with a customer" even though I assure you they didn't care more than they are required to to hold the job.. They wanted to get you out of the store as soon as possible as you are creating a scene (empty store or not). I feel everyone should work retail/fast food at some point in their careers. Working both of those jobs through college really humbled me. I understand now why they forget my BBQ sauce or why I can't return a t-shirt without a tag. Please don't encourage others to go make "noise" to get what they want..
     
  22. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    It is a senses of entitlement rampant in today's young generation. Very sad really.

    Meanwhile Apple is making BILLIONS.
     
  23. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    You lost me here. If I'm playing 1K for an iPad and it comes with scratches on it out of the box, however minor they may be - it's going back. If the replacement has more marks or dents on it, screen issues, etc, that's going back too.

    Damn all these entitled "people these days" for expecting top quality when they pay top quality!
     
  24. Rafterman macrumors 68000

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    Its not about entitlement, its about believability and/or O.C.D. I've owned very iPad model since Day One, and every iPhone model since iPhones were allowed to run apps for the first time and I never had to return one for defects. That's something like 12-0. Yes, it happens, you can get a bad one, but some of us find it hard to believe these "multiple devices had to be returned" stories. Their quality control can't be that bad and no one is that unlucky. So, we roll our eyes and wonder what the real story is.
     
  25. stevey69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Attached the pics of the damaged ones. QC cant always be top notch, if you read posts you will find many users who have had upto 6 ipad pros that were defective before they found one that flawless. I will get what I paid for and that is for a flawless device regardless of the amount of times that I will have to send back. Congrats on receiving flawless device on first go but some of us arent as lucky as you. Good day.
     

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