Why is everyone whinging?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NotAdvisable, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. NotAdvisable macrumors regular

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    Since the iPhone 5 was release to customers lining up in their thousands, all i've been hearing is complaints. Just tonight, a national television channel in Australia aired a report with a man whinging that his new iPhone had low battery life. He's probably got bluetooth turned on with heaps of apps in the background.

    Scratching is another problem in it's self - if someone says that their iPhone 5 has scratches on it again i'll possibly kill them. If you take care of your belongings, then they won't get destroyed. I've owned four iPhones never with cases (including the iPhone 5) and not one has ever had a single scratch on it.

    It's not Apple's fault your USB is stuck, you have a scratch or your battery is flat. Grow up.

    I'm going to get shot for this post...
     
  2. JD92, Sep 27, 2012
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  3. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    a. are you trying to say "whining"?
    b. ppl r complaining cos they haven't scrachted it. it's come outta the box scratched.
     
  4. megsalias macrumors regular

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    Here's an idea - quit whining about everyone whining. Apple's not perfect, and some people have actual issues with their phones. If you don't, then great. Get off your soap box, man.
     
  5. NotAdvisable thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do agree that it's Apple's fault if it's scratched out of the box, or your volume buttons are opposite to each other.

    With the anodising aluminium colouring, it's easy to scratch if you grab a pair of keys and take murder to it. Normal every day use is fine.


    Here's an idea for you - quit whining about me whining about everyone whining. Apple isn't perfect, I quite agree - and the iPhone 5 has many flaws. But if you have a problem, fix it. Stop whining about it on forums where it ain't going to get fixed.
     
  6. ruckleapple macrumors member

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    Im whinging because my iPhone 5 wifi doesn't wort more than 2 feet from my router. Give me a damn iPhone 5 that works proper and I'll stop said whinging :rolleyes:
     
  7. Twixt macrumors 6502

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    Many iphones so far were great and successful with no flaw
    This one is flawed from hardware to software
    It was just a mistake buying it!
     
  8. ixodes macrumors 601

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    It' simple really... Apple blew it.

    Quality Control is less than effective

    Dodgy issues of all sorts are cropping up

    And Apple previously had very high standards.

    Therefore the iPhone 5 is just not living up to the expectations _Apple_ has set for their own products, via their own _Marketing & Advertising Hype_
     
  9. glynhughes macrumors member

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    Brace yourself - this may come as a shock but...

    apple isn't infallible. Sometimes, out of an inventory of millions, there may be some faulty units. Sometimes apple get things wrong in the design of software and/or hardware. Then they'll either fix it later, offer replacements/repairs or deny there's an issue and blame the user.
     
  10. GoCubsGo, Sep 27, 2012
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    GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    NotAdvisable people whine. Some people need a reason to complain and others believe that a minor scuff should not be found when unboxing a phone. People keep talking about a $700-$900 phone and yet the majority of people paid $200-$400. Either way, there will always be people who are looking for problems.
     
  11. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    So because people bought the phone at the subsidized price, it's valued less?

    It's still a 700 dollar device whether the price you paid was subsidized or not.
     
  12. robjulo macrumors 6502a

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    So, a case is a requirement to own an Iphone, otherwise it gets scratched huh?
     
  13. appswipe macrumors 6502

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    No you haven't. There is enough positivity out there that if negativity is all you see then You are actively LOOKING for complaints. And thats not the fault of users, its the fault of the reader (you).

    You've expressed EXACTLY why people are "whinging". Apple has a reputation of coming very close to perfection with their products. So when they fall short of the standards that THEY established then it's expected that users will express themselves.

    BTW. Lets see some photos of your four iPhones that never had cases because I dont think anyone believes that "not one has ever had a single scratch on it".

    Really? So if the manufacturer isn't responsible for quality control or the functionality of their product then what exactly is the manufacturer responsible for?
     
  14. armoredsaint, Sep 27, 2012
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    i agree the QC on this model is terrible and it is apple's fault. now if you did the damage yourself that's a different story.

    and OP don't drink and post at the same time brosef... :rolleyes:
     
  15. scaredpoet, Sep 27, 2012
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    Take a look at the history of the threads in this and other iPhone-specific forums ever since the iPhone 3G, and you'll see the same thing, over and over, after every product launch:

    - The screen on iPhone X is a different shade of white than iPhone Y. OMG DEFECT.

    - My iPhone/iPad can't connect to my router/the connection is very slow. OMG DEFECT.

    - The battery life on my charged-once, uncalibrated iPhone is too short OMG DEFECT.

    - Light leaks OMG DEFECT.

    - I dropped one call OMG DEFECT.

    - I exchanged my phone 8 times and can't find a perfect one OMG THEY'RE ALL DEFECTIVE.

    - Clearly this is a horrible design, Steve never would have approved, Apple is a dying company and OMG THEY WILL BE BANKRUPT IN A YEAR.

    Incidentally, you'll find the exact same threads on pretty much every other Apple product. Macbook Pros, Airs, iPads, you name it, you get the same "wacko-trackos" blowing every launch-period glitch out of proportion. Then after about a month or so, the hysteria dies down and it's like nothing happened... until a year later during the next product refresh.

    Doubly hilarious is when you get the posts that start with "I've been a loyal Apple customer for over 50 years, and here's a 10,000 item list to show I've owned every single Apple product ever released and unreleased, but..." because apparently, knowing what a genius Steve was since he was 5, and owning more Apple products than you could ever possibly afford makes them more qualified to determine if Apple is on its last legs. Yet, you'd think after having owned so many Apple products, they'd remember that they've written the same screed about every new Apple product they've bought? And then, despite saying "this is the last Apple product I'll ever buy..." they're still in line next year, and then post the same thing again...

    The only thing missing this time around (or maybe I just haven't seen it yet) is that guy who proposes a petition to Apple that will never get their attention, and that guy who wants to start a class action lawsuit which will probably lead nowhere.

    When you get down to it, Apple's QC hasn't gone downhill. Even based on the hyper-exaggerated echo chamber that is forums like these, Apple QC has actually been pretty much consistent for years. If you accept that these issues are all legitimate, the complaint cycle seems to show that this is pretty typical of launch jitters: they're pushing out as much product as they can, rushing them to the stores, and as a result, product quality slips. As the supply starts to catch up with demand, either QC improves, or people just don't care about the "design flaws" anymore and keep buying them up.

    I will say though: the case scratch thing is definitely legit. It happened to me. That said, in my case Apple fixed it right away, the same day, and I don't have any reason to complain now. I have a completely unscratched iPhone 5, that gets great Wifi.
     
  16. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    People come to vent/complain about their issues so others that have the same issues can compare notes, and perhaps find a fix or common problem so Apple will/may fix it. If everyone just keeps quiet than no one will know of a problem. Real simple OP. That is how it works and perfectly normal. Your post is not normal. You just don't want anyone to post their issues. Forums are meant for that.
     
  17. MattInOz macrumors 68030

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    I saw the same story complete with MacBook air inspired iPhone 5 mock up image not real iPhone 5 in the intro graphics.

    I sort of wonder if battery life issues are people leaving LTE turned on?
    The way Aussie carriers roll out swis cheese coverage the phone could be killing the battery trying to stay connected to a signal that is bearly there. It was the same with 3G which took about 5 years in Sydney to fill in enough of the holes to be reliable. Really dont expect LTE/4G to be useful in any shorter of a timeframe.
     
  18. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Now look whose whinging. Seriously, the value of your point is totally lost when you can't even spell "whining" properly in the title.
     
  19. NotAdvisable thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh ok then you big meany, spoilt all my fun... :'(
     
  20. scaredpoet, Sep 27, 2012
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    scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whinging

    Learn your language before you criticize other's use of it.
     
  21. soco macrumors 68030

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    Oh, yes. Let's quit whining about your whining about them whining about you whining about them whinging.

    Christ dude, listen, it's a public forum. Everyone has the right to complain about everyone else for any reason, as long as it is done in a respectful way.

    This is one of those posts that brings up the "Who has more of a right to complain?" debate, and I'll tell you, no one wins. We all have a right, so does NotAdvisable, and so do all the people complaining about the things NotAdvisable is complaining about.

    It's an endless cycle. Let's all just watch some porn together and relax.

    Hilarious! I came here to say this lol Beat me to it.
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No and I didn't say that. :rolleyes: I'm saying not to say you paid $700 for a device when you didn't.
     
  23. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    I got a beak in my box...:eek:
     
  24. Cabby macrumors regular

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    How do people who clearly can't spell or put together a coherent sentence get a job, let alone a technical job...
     
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