Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Jun 2006 15:24 UTC, submitted by Tom Dickens
Apple "It's not that I despise Apple or the wonderful products it showcases year after year, but the fact that almost every first generation Apple product has serious quality assurance issues bugs me beyond belief. Let's take a look at two of Apple's most successful products, the company's portable music player and its notebook series."
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Mine's fine
by Tyr. on Thu 1st Jun 2006 15:38 UTC
Tyr.
Member since:
2005-07-06

Before we get on to the Apple bashing let me just mention that I have a first generation Mac mini (also a mighty mouse) that has been trouble free and pretty great overall.

Some people will have problems no matter how good the product and this chance is always greater when buying a first generation product. All companies have horror stories like this, (un?)fortunately Apple users are exceptionally vocal and tech-savvy enough to spread the word on the internet.

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RE: Mine's fine
by Kroc on Thu 1st Jun 2006 16:21 in reply to "Mine's fine"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

It happens. I have a day 1 Mac Mini and it has worked flawlessly as a server since the day they came out. It's never been switched off, only rebooted for updates.

On the other hand, I also got a day 1 Macbook Pro. It was fine besides the whine, the heat and the mic port not working at all. I sent it off, and a new one dispatched. The new one was probably a repackaged return from a service centre because the screen was bowed, the CD drive buckled, a scre twisted out on the bottom at a bad angle and a dead pixel.

Over the phone they were not prepared to replace it without picking up the first and waiting a week for another to be delivered. They said I couldn't take it back to the store because the system only accepts laptops from their original location.

So I went to the Apple store in London, and they replaced it immediately, no questions asked. I also bought a white Macbook and that's running fine.

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RE[2]: Mine's fine
by iampivot on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 13:06 in reply to "RE: Mine's fine"
iampivot Member since:
2005-08-09

what apple store was that? The one with the service centre in New Oxford Street?

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