Should the Apple employee be fired?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by realeric, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. realeric, Sep 12, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014

    realeric macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2009
    United States
    Apple totally screwed up the keynote and the pre-order event. With huge data centers, Apple's streaming event continued to freeze. There was also an annoying Chinese girl's fxxxxxx voice as loud as the narrator's voice. Apple online store wasn't back up for 2:45 hours today. They wasted customer's time of 1,000,000 customers x 2 3/4 hours x $9/hr = $24,750,000. It shouldn't happen in the world #1 high technology company. Who will be taking responsibility? Tim? Phil? Jeff? Angela?
  2. cymolia macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2012
    Orange County, FL
    i found the chinese girl voice quite sexy , would date/10
  3. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    The streaming event was certainly a mistake.

    The preorders, come on. The sheer volume of connections would break the toughest servers. Apple always handles it reasonably well, and within 4 weeks, everyone will have forgotten about the whole thing. It happens every year.
  4. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    And we all know the only thing a customer should have waisted is their pants.
  5. rambo47 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2010
    Denville, NJ
    Yeah, they blew the tech aspect of the presentation. But fire somebody for it? No.
  6. hansonjohn590 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2013
    I am not upgrading and didn't preorder so it didn't matter me at all. That being said, heads should roll over this fiasco. It's pretty inexcusable for a technology company to have as many infrastructure issues as Apple does (I'm talking iCloud issues as well).
  7. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
    How did they 'waist' customer time?

    Do you really think a single employee is responsible for the broadcast of the keynote?
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    You forgot to blame the nerdy VP with the salad bowl haircut.
  9. InternetDude08 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2009
    Hey, I'm worth a lot more than $9/hr.

    I'm seriously bummed at how they ****ed up both the keynote and the prelaunch. It's like they haven't got this **** figured out yet. You have more money that most small countries and you can't get this right? WTF.
  10. scaredpoet, Sep 12, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014

    scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Akamai and their subsidiary, Edgesuite. Those are the external vendors that provided bandwidth for the keynote and for the Apple store. That's assuming any heads must roll, which I disagree with, and I'll explain why.

    Like I said another post like this calling for blood: Apple, Google and similar companies would be stupid to buy the bandwidth and servers they think they need for what amounts to a single day of frenzied traffic, and then let that stuff sit unused the rest of the year. So they farm this stuff out to third parties (like akamai), who make educated guesses about how much bandwidth is enough.

    Regardless, the demand clearly outstripped both Apple's and Akamai's expectations.

    The other option would've been overspend by tens of millions of dollars to have too much bandwidth (assuming that much bandwidth even exists globally... we don't even know that that's the case), and then Apple gets a PR black eye: look at all this money they spent and NO ONE CAME. OMG SELL THE STOCK! iPhones aren't selling out fast enough, APPLE IS DOOOOOOMED!

    Apple right now is in a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. Either the buyers are pissed because they can't get in, or the lack of site crashes means no one is interested.

    Right now, Apple's stock is up, and people are still trying to buy the phone. So I doubt anyone should be fired.
  11. madKIR macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2010
    and I have a felling there is more to come!

    I'm afraid the Plus is a half-baked product with only 1GB ram, moderate update of the processor, which will struggle to run the display and its resolution.

    Oh it another iPad3?

    Personally, I pre-ordered both, so have an option to choose....
  12. maybeiloveyou macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2006
    See, I feel like it's the opposite. Apple does this every year, why don't they have it together by now?! This is the 8th iPhone release! I think they do it on purpose... gets everyone riled up and more excited, they can say this was the craziest launch ever (every year...). Short of their servers exploding, I don't see how this wasn't their fault.
  13. nope7308 macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    A better question: who is getting paid $9/hour to pre-order an iPhone? :D
  14. mjschabow macrumors 68000

    Dec 25, 2013
    I always think it's funny how easy it is for people to say someone should be fired for something as they're most likely wasting their company's time posting on an internet forum while on the clock. :p
  15. plasticmoz macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    I would personally fire you for making yet another useless thread on this forum.
  16. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    As if the iPhone 6 will somehow have 2GB of RAM should the Plus only come with 1?

    If you're that concerned about it, cancel both orders. I'm sure two other buyers will be happy to have yours.
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    His point was larger devices do worse than smaller devices on 1 gig RAM, as we've seen with the iPad vs. iPhone.
  18. saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    People are still obsessively buying these devices until they are sold out. These technical hiccups really don't matter. I love the the devices, but find the keynote presentations to be profoundly annoying anyway. The preorder is always a mess, and it's a mess because people are falling over themselves and throwing money at Apple as fast as they can...
  19. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Yes, Angela should be fired. It's obviously all her fault.
  20. rodalpho macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2010
    Whoever was responsible for the keynote stream should be fired, yes. It was a hugely visible failure.
  21. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2010
    show me a the site that can handle 10 million nerds banging away on the refresh button non stop for 2 hours....
  22. darkflounder macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2008
    SF Bay Area, California
    I won't even get out of bed for less than $10/hr.
  23. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Yes it was. It completely failed to create any interest in the new iPhones.

    Oh, wait...
  24. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2014
    Apple is going to break records with the sales of the iPhone 6, and nobody is going to get fired over it.
  25. travis64 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 18, 2008

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