Well... It didn't last long

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by D4F, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. D4F Guest

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    Today after 8 days of use my iPhone's internal speaker died. I can't hear a thing and have to use headset to talk.

    Also Apple decided not to give me a rental phone for the time this one will be serviced. Last year they did when my prev died. Guess Apple is falling further and further.

    Good i sold my Mac Pro and I'm moving back to Windows with my Pro Apps :)
     
  2. aphexii macrumors 6502

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    lol, have fun with that.
     
  3. Advance The Man macrumors 6502

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    Yep, Apple is going out of business soon:confused:
     
  4. slate1 macrumors regular

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    What?!?! This was at the Apple Store?

    They have a 14 day return policy - I can't believe (don't believe) that they wouldn't just exchange it after 8 days. I had a problem with mine on Friday after 7 days of ownership and the Genius at my Apple Store replaced it without question.
     
  5. Snstersquirrel macrumors newbie

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    Too bad Mac Book Pros are the best labtop around....good luck with Vista; just run XP or you will cry.

    If you think Apple has problems, you will love the color blue from MS.
     
  6. EgbertAttrick macrumors regular

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    Peace out, bro!
     
  7. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    Why wouldn't they replace it on the spot? I'd go complain some more.
     
  8. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    i understand your frustration, but i would recommend going back to the apple store and create havoc. demand a new iPhone.. good luck with what you choose to do though.
     
  9. gcmexico macrumors 6502a

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    yeah man go complain and get a new iphone!!! The one I first received was defective they replaced it ASAP no questions asked...u might not be thinking straight because ur switching back to windows...that shizt messes with your mind!!!:D
     
  10. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I suspect we are not getting the entire story here. Otherwise, your ability to exercise your consumer rights is far more defective than the speaker.
     
  11. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    Good luck with that ! :rolleyes:

    I actually went shopping for a Windows computer. After what I saw, it reinforced my decision to stay with Apple.

    I think I should mail my MCSE credentials back to Redmond !
     
  12. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You are within the 14 day return policy. You have a defective iPhone.

    Apple would usually replace on the spot in a normal situation.

    Something doesn't makes sense here.

    What does this have to do with the iPhone?

    Anyhow, have fun with Windows. BTW, what pro apps are you talking about?
     
  13. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    I second that thought.

    I was able to get my wife's White iPhone replaced over the phone through Apple Support. They shipped out a brand new replacement on Saturday and it should be here Monday.

    I have a feeling the OP is not telling us everything.
     
  14. cgthanos macrumors newbie

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    try this:

    It probably thinks it has the headphones in... Without the headphones in (when you can't hear anything), does the screen say (headphones) next to the volume level indicator when you are adjusting it? This happened to 2 of my iPhone 1's... Just need to plug the headphones in and out while adjusting the volume until (headphones) disappears and it finally recognizes that they are not in.

    Just realized you probably sent it in already... Anyway, if you still have it give it a shot...
     
  15. D4F thread starter Guest

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    So far I used C4D which was giving me some issues lately and nobody was able to find out why.
    I moved my license to PC especially that I needed 3ds max 2009 (and there is no Mac version). I was going to run it on bootcamp but the idea of jumping back and forth didn't appeal too me much.
    Well 2 weeks now and this thing is smooth as baby ass. I kept my iMac to do all the 'daily' stuff but my main work horse is a self built system and I can't complain. **** I was left with enough $$ after I sold the Mac that I was able to get VRay which is a great improvement for my work flow.

    What does it have to do with iPhone? Well it's apple and lately I got lot of bad crap from them which made me change the way I look at that company. I think I reached a point where I don't want to support their products the way I used to. Sure I'll keep my iMac and the iPhone but nothing else. besides I really wanna see what will happen when Snow pops out. After it all settles down and system is fully compatible with 3rd party apps I might reconsider going back but till then I need a more stable future in terms of software/hardware investment. Probably this is the same reason why most big studios stay away from Mac. Too many changes and many of them hit production time frames badly not mentioning a 'closed' system where you are stuck without any serious options to upgrade.

    As for my iPhone i guess I wasn't lucky or I simply got enough of arguing with Apple store idiots. I do prefer to send it now as I want some real tech guys take a look at it. Once that happens I get enough **** to pull off on the apple store that does shady stuff lately. I'm not stupid. I'll get them for that one way or another :)
     
  16. mac'inmama macrumors regular

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    Oh yeah, my DH got his boxers in a wad about Apple products and went and bought a PC again. LOL that thing is so utterly useless. He won't admit it, but I think he cries himself to sleep at night.
     
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Understand.

    Shifting your license is definitely a good way to save funds.

    Who knows, maybe someday you'll be back to the Mac as your main platform.

    On a side note, FWIW, I used to carry two laptops with me, a PB15 and a Sharp MM20. I needed the MM20 for common office type PC related work. Now with my MBP15, I've been able to carry only one computer which has been great for me. :)

    While I much prefer Macs, and have both, the key is to get what works for you, be it a PC or Mac.
     
  18. profetto macrumors regular

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    I have a better question.

    How did both iPhones you owned manage to both lose their internal speaker prematurely? Personally, I didn't know this was a common thing.

    Also, if you want to make the switch to Microsoft, do it because you like Microsoft and you will enjoy it more than Apple. Don't do it because of a bad experience with your iPhone.

    Theres always going to be sour apples in Apple stores, meaning not every genius there is going to be extra smart and know the value of Pi to 5 decimal places.

    When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade... or lemon marange pie!
     
  19. D4F thread starter Guest

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    Well I can tell already that by the way you look at the subject software/hardware investments (in my case a system + software is around $11-12K) you do not rely on stability and future.
    Yeah mac looks cool. yeah it's stable, yeah is has OS X but so what?? It's totally non upgradable which means that in a year I will have a outdated machine and I'll have to throw another $3K. Now what happens if Snow breaks compatibility with my tools? Wasting $10K isn't something I like to do.

    And by the way... Vista ain't that bad if you know what to tweak and turn off it's just users that suck balls and don't know **** about this stuff and keep complaining.

    I like OS X but sure as hell I'm not a blind fanboy like some people I've met here.

    Do what's best for you.
     
  20. D4F thread starter Guest

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    That interests me as well. But let me ask you a thing? Are you a apple cert service center owner/worker/specialist? Cause if you are not then there is a a huge chance you don't know half of the issues a iPhone has. Just cause you read macrumors doesn't mean you know all about iPhone

    As for the other part... I think I stated clear that my move is not cause iPhone but cause Apple in general. What has a 'smart' thing have to do with simple hardware test?? If he can't check the phone correctly then WTF is he doing there? Should be called a retard instead of a genius.

    As for that lemon. Maybe you're happy with a lemonade. I'm sure as hell not especially if I paid for a orange.
     
  21. mpuck972 macrumors 6502

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    I have to agree with what the OP has to say. There are a ton of blind people running around this site. Take a look through the forums, and see how much stuff people are putting up with just because its a product with the shiny apple logo on it.

    I just read the thread that talks about disabeling location services just so your phone can last all day on a battery. And people are fine with that! They are basically conceeding the fact that the phone doesnt do what it should, and their just fine with defending the ineptness of the device.

    He is also right about Vista. Once you set it up correct, it runns better than XP, and you dont have to disable features to get it there.
     
  22. Nicholie macrumors regular

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    Nah, ya don't wanna do that. You can always do what I do, which is help people out with all there windows problems until they eventually ask (in a plea for hope) what type of computer you use.

    I always get funny looks.
     
  23. aphexii macrumors 6502

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    Ironically enough, OSX has a built in system-wide spell check. :cool:
     
  24. MV ROB macrumors member

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    SWEET! Ill sell you my barely used Dell Inspirion 1526 laptop! LOL

    Im very happy with my new MBA and two 16GB 3Gs

    After two months of ownership of the dell i had enough. their customer service is a joke
     
  25. thor79 macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps they didn't have a rental phone? There are supply issues you know.

    And I'll attest to Vista being a good OS once you set it up properly. Been using it for a while. Haven't even thought about switching back to XP.
     

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