This just happened via Apple Chat

barrett14

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Jun 24, 2010
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I am an idiot for not recording the chat transcript but I was talking to Apple via Chat to resolve this quick issue

- I want to return my iPhone 6 Plus for a 4.7 inch but the order was under my dad's name (his account etc)

The guy told me to bring my dad to exchange it "just in case"

I told him we live in different areas and the said the following:

"Oh man, that must be tough. I would miss my dad like crazy if we lived apart. Then again, it would be a lot easier if he bought me an iPhone 6"

I was absolutely shocked an Apple rep was blatantly trolling me. I closed the chat transcript instead of recording it LIKE AN IDIOT.
 

RCRod83

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Aug 22, 2010
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I think he was joking. But funny story nevertheless. Thanks for the chuckle.
 

AbeFrohman

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Mar 18, 2011
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Not seeing it as trolling at all. It could have been (at worst) a lead-in to some sort of scripted FaceTime features discussion or perhaps it was their way of lamenting that they didn't even have their own new iPhone yet.
 

Altimax98

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Mar 26, 2012
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No trolling, try understanding it like this:

"Oh man, that must be tough. I would miss my dad like crazy if we lived apart. (meaning this person has a close bond with their father) Then again, it would be a lot easier if he bought me an iPhone 6 (meaning, jokingly because material items cannot replace a family bond and this person obviously feels that way, he wishes his father would buy him an iPhone.) "
 

davedvdy

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Oct 25, 2011
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I don't understand what was rude at all.
As the Rep, if I got a complaint for that, Id be (unnecessarily)
paranoid going forward.
 

Cdub2235

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Sep 20, 2014
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Why do people get offended by everything? My gosh man, you need to lighten up. Better file a lawsuit against Apple now for the unforgivable way he conducted his conversation with you
 

JoshS

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Sep 22, 2012
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I am an idiot for not recording the chat transcript but I was talking to Apple via Chat to resolve this quick issue

- I want to return my iPhone 6 Plus for a 4.7 inch but the order was under my dad's name (his account etc)

The guy told me to bring my dad to exchange it "just in case"

I told him we live in different areas and the said the following:

"Oh man, that must be tough. I would miss my dad like crazy if we lived apart. Then again, it would be a lot easier if he bought me an iPhone 6"

I was absolutely shocked an Apple rep was blatantly trolling me. I closed the chat transcript instead of recording it LIKE AN IDIOT.
Yeah there's nothing scandalous there. The guy was joking.
 

zoonyx

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Oct 18, 2011
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Yeah he needs to retake Banter 101 if that apple rep wants to be a real arch bishop of banterbury.

I don't thing he meant anything nastily though. Just friendly banter, in an awkward and uncomfortable way.
 

bruinsrme

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Oct 26, 2008
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I think if my dad bought an iPhone 6+, I would keep to remind me how cool my dad is.
 

MH01

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Feb 11, 2008
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I just think the rep was being friendly and see nothing wrong with the conversation. Beats the normal online chat that's so boring you would swear it was a computer on the other end.

Your in for a shock on MR ..... ;)
 

cnev3

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Sep 13, 2012
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I've dealt with Apple's call centers several times, and they are definitely instructed to be more personal and friendly. It's pretty much a job requirement for them. They always make small talk with you in between technical questions.

I think the tech was complimenting the iPhone 6 more than he was commenting on your dad buying the phone.
 

nox5

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Oct 16, 2013
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I am an idiot for not recording the chat transcript but I was talking to Apple via Chat to resolve this quick issue

- I want to return my iPhone 6 Plus for a 4.7 inch but the order was under my dad's name (his account etc)

The guy told me to bring my dad to exchange it "just in case"

I told him we live in different areas and the said the following:

"Oh man, that must be tough. I would miss my dad like crazy if we lived apart. Then again, it would be a lot easier if he bought me an iPhone 6"

I was absolutely shocked an Apple rep was blatantly trolling me. I closed the chat transcript instead of recording it LIKE AN IDIOT.
Are you still shaking?
 
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