What made you like Apple in the first place?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by claydoh, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. claydoh macrumors member

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    I am going to make this as short as possible. I am from Alabama, USA. I was born in January 1986. Obviously computers weren't much then and I don't remember seeing any macs until I was in grade school in the computer lab playing Oregon Trail on floppy disks. In my time, windows was the shiznit. 95, 98, even God awful ME was the big deal. I tore apart computers my mom could barely afford and it taught me skills that I use today managing Windows environments with Exchange, AD, etc. My older brother started down the mac path long before I did and when I first saw the iPhone I said I want to see what Microsoft does. I was 21 at the time. After about 6 months of no one doing anything close to iPhone I got one. I loved it and decided I was wrong about Apple. Then I got an older model Macbook Air and didnt like it and I have stuck with Windows PCs until last July. I bought the newest MacBook Pro. LOVE IT! LOVE MY iPhone! Love my iPad mini (mainly for my son) I have owned a few iPads but quickly sell them because I use my mac or iPhone mostly. Today I own iPhone 6, Macbook Pro 2014, and iPad mini. My wife owns iPhone 5s. I got up at 2 am to order an Apple Watch and sold the Pebble my wife got me in January (my birthday) the next day. Apple is getting better everyday because they have the resources to do whatever they want. The sad fact is that it does not include getting watches to people that woke up early to order their newest gadget. No offense to everyone else in the world but Apple is an AMERICAN design and American people should have it FIRST. The fact that British people have theirs and ordered after me is a SLAP in the face. I know I cannot change the corporate machine that is now Apple. All they care about will be share holders and there is nothing I can do to change that. I will keep my watch order active until the 8th. After that I AM DONE with Apple. I hope someone out there knows how to start a company that can make high grade products and deliver with effective communication. Done with rant for today.
     
  2. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    I really hope that you're just trolling, because otherwise you're just displaying ignorance on too many levels for me to accept that you're a functioning member of society.
     
  3. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    I really wanted to read this, but the lack of paragraph breaks just makes me hit the back button.
     
  4. claydoh thread starter macrumors member

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    Not trolling just expressing frustration. I admit I am likely wrong and my judgement is likely skewed but anyone (other than the lucky few) that got their product at launch feel slighted too.
     
  5. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    I was up at 2am CST to order my Watch and I'm having to wait like most everyone else. Getting angry and jingoistic because Apple, a global company with huge markets outside the U.S., isn't catering to Americans before all others is ugly, bro.
     
  6. SixtyK, Apr 28, 2015
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    What about all the Chinese citizens building the electronics? Don't they have a claim as well? Then there are the European countries sourcing and tanning the leather bands. The list goes on.
     
  7. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I agree there were a lot of ugly breakdowns in this launch. It was not good. But I think resenting our foreign friends is taking this someplace I don't want to go. They went out of their way to preorder and their money is as hard-earned and as good as ours. If there was something about the logistics of the entire operation that gave them advantages over us, I don't want to incite hard feelings against them or Apple about it when there are so many variables in this equation and unknowns for consumers.
     
  8. ratigator macrumors regular

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    Whoa. I think once you get it, you'll forget the frustration you're currently experiencing. I don't get the "slap in the face" part. That seems like pure entitlement and somewhat rude, in my opinion. What does Apple being in the US have to do with a customer's right to receive the item they ordered?

    This is a different launch than previous Apple launches because it's a fashion product with many different size/material/color combinations. Yes, they probably weren't as prepared as they could have been. I believe they are getting them out as quickly and as fairly as possible. I don't know why people don't get that. Until the delivery date they quoted for the particular configuration of watch comes and goes, I don't think you have any reason to be upset.

    Stick with Apple. The grass is not greener on the other side!
     
  9. BeefSupreme macrumors regular

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    The original iPod/iPhone is what got me interested in their gadgets.
    I've been around since the Apple II, always thought their computer side, hardware and software was garbage and still do. Although their case design is outstanding.
     
  10. AbsoluteMustard macrumors regular

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    I remember waiting in line for the 5s on launch day. The woman behind me got so upset because they didn't have a gold version in stock. She screamed that she was going to go to Samsung and spend her money there.

    Crazy people gonna be crazy.

    China should get them first, they built them. Murica.
     
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  12. claydoh thread starter macrumors member

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    It is not that I haven't got it. I mean I get it... High demand short supply and all but there has been no communication at all. Just the typical umm we're working on it guy... Go read our user manual. I expect more from Apple.
     
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    xen·o·pho·bic
    zenəˈfōbik,ˌzēnəˈfōbik/
    adjective
    having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.

    Just sayin'#
     
  14. Scaleo macrumors member

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    Dito ...
     
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  16. claydoh thread starter macrumors member

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    Instead of the typical garbage EOD, which I got I should have gotten an email saying we underesimatated demand and we are working very hard for you, our loyal customer to make it happen quickly. That is really all I am wanting here. Just some kind of official were going hard for you email that doesn't mean squat but at least shows they care that I am spending $700 on a watch.
     
  17. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    Software quality.

    I remember the first time I minimized a window into the dock and was astonished. While it is a small detail, it's the little things like that over the OS that got me to love OS X. A windows shaking "no" or the ability to right click and select an item in the context menu without having to life your finger from that initial click, it all adds up.

    Eventually, as I've grown to be a good developer and having gained experience with Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, I realized that the core values that drove how the front end UI design extended deep below the surface, and from that I was especially hooked. I still am an awe over the quality of their APIs, even with the few major balls they've dropped.

    Those same qualities are worked through the company as a whole, I've had the chance to notice.
     
  18. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    Well that sounds a lot different than "The fact that British people have theirs and ordered after me is a SLAP in the face." so I hope you'll understand if we were confused before.
     
  19. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Isn't that sort of the point of the e-mail? They will get it to you within the window promised. It's just a watch, not a cure for cancer. It isn't something worth getting that worked up about.
     
  20. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    I read the first couple lines and stopped reading. Add paragraphs, or get to the point sooner!
     
  21. JSRockit macrumors 6502a

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    Well, there was one point when Apple was the only computer company that had any style.. i.e. the only one selling a computer that wasn't a beige tower or a fat (2" thick!) black / grey laptop. That made me want an Apple. Then, OS X came out and that kept me an Apple user.
     
  22. sheldomacrumors macrumors member

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    Didn't read. The que at the shops! Especially the apple watch great experience....
     
  23. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Thank goodness you read it and extracted the reason for the post. It hurt my eyes.

    I agree with you. Apple has customers, period. No prefix.
     
  24. John6Plus macrumors 6502

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    In an effort to improve clarity, and also more naturally convey the boiling blood, I took the liberty of translating the OP's rant into Klingon:

    Oddly enough, Klingon doesn't seem to have a word for "rant."
     
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