I think it's a way of saying "this is on your own risk" (though I don't see what may go wrong) and, even more important, "forget about calling us for help on doing this"...AstrosFan said:From the Apple website:
While this port was not intended for this purpose and it's not supported by Apple, iPod shuffle can be safely charged from an AirPort Express.
So what does it mean that it's "not supported by Apple"?
Is that their way of saying, "If something goes wrong, we're not going to be accountable"?
If so, then why is it on their support page?
I'm sure I'm just misunderstanding what they mean here.
Which is then the ultimate hypocritical cop-out - if they're going to condone it on their official support website, they can't claim ignorance as to it being "supported."Mitthrawnuruodo said:I think it's a way of saying "this is on your own risk" (though I don't see what may go wrong) and, even more important, "forget about calling us for help on doing this"...
I guess my point is, if they don't want to "support" an unintended use, then they shouldn't condone it on their website. They should leave the public to determine on their own whether an off-label use will work or not.Mitthrawnuruodo said:Lots of the things you can do with your Apple equipment aren't supported by Apple. That doesn't, necessarily, mean it will harm your machines, just that Apple don't want people calling their support phones asking for help doing, more or less, weird things with their Apple products, and, of course won't take any responsibility if your "smart" ideas actually managed to hurt the hardware. Apple cannot test and support all possible uses of all their products. They have to stick with "what's intended".
I understand Apple very well.