Cook: The only thing Apple won't do is release a lousy product
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:54 PM
- Apple abandon-ware
- iOS shortcomings and bugs
- OS X shortcomings and regressions
that have been pretty lousy and affect many of us every single day. Despite countless feedback having been given, bug reports having been filed ... some of these things have threads with hundreds of comments on Apple fora. Yet nothing happens for months or even years. You really sometimes have to wonder if anyone at Apple even tests or uses their own products. And, what their schedule is to fix things. As, if one of these bugs happened on the system of the late Mr Jobs, Ive, Cook, ... you can bet it would be fixed asap.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:40 PM
-every ipod I had that's battery died before 12 months
-ipad mini (considering the cost)
-iphone 4 antenna
-ios (originally excellent, not so much all these years later)
Of course, that's only a handful of products in a stellar line up, but it's Apple's "everything product is life changing" attitude that hurts them most.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:20 PM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:40 PM
Yes--that terrible iPhone 4 was so awful, it became the best-selling smartphone during its awfully crappy run.
My obvious sarcasm aside, seriously dude? That tired old chestnut?
Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:35 AM
It is now a more flawed operating system since Lion. Not only did it require very expensive updates for numerous second party software, the new OS crashes all the time and Apple's own software, like iPhoto, can freeze the whole system. This is not what we signed onto OS10 for. Apple's planned obsolescence is legendary, especially when it closed down. It's as bad as or worse than cars, but also instantly devalues your own equipment when you try to get rid of it. Dot Mac in preference to iCloud which required OS updates which required a new computer. That was planned obsolescence in the first degree, and in my layman's opinion, only a way to add to Apple's bottom line at the expense of its users who often feel trapped by Apple's upgrade path. Individuals are now trapped. Companies are now feelinig trapped and this problem is a heavy worldwide expense. Something between Linux and Apple has to happen in order for this economic drain to disappear. Of course, where would MacWorld be in that event?
Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:09 PM
I`ve tried the Samsung Galaxy S III for 14 days. I was tired of my iPhone 4. I have to say the screen is bigger, but lets talk battery life. iPhone 5 battery life is much better on 4G LTE than the Samsung on 3G. So in the end I chose the iPhone 5. Hands down the best smartphone on the market.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:50 AM
Or how about your lousy customer service, Tim? I suppose you don't consider that a product though, as it doesn't make you piles of cash.
Don't get me wrong. I'm a die hard Apple fan. Too bad management doesn't listen to their customers though....