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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Most first-gen products have bugs
by wocowboy on Thu 1st Jun 2006 16:06 UTC
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Hazards of being an early adopter, you help a manufacturer work out bugs, flaws, etc that may be things that their so-called "real world testing" didn't reveal.

Apple can be faulted for the nano's finish but they can't be held totally to blame for people carrying the thing in pockets with keys, change, nails, bolts, etc, or dropping it into a bag with other sharp scratch-inducing items. Trust me, I have done this! Not to mention that there is a billion dollar business in iPod cases of all sorts that do a fine job of protecting your investment, and these cases are available in all price ranges. Apple even sortof encourages you to purchase a third provider case by not including anything more than a felt sleeve with the iPod in the box.

As far as the heat issue goes, there have been comments on both sides of the issue. I am sure somewhere, some engineer, motherboard designer, manufacturer, etc decreed that that was the correct amount of grease to apply and Apple went with that recommendation, which may or not be the correct amount in the eyes of posters to this or other websites or other manufacturers. But if you read the instructions that come with the "laptop", they don't even call the machine a "laptop", and state that it might not be a good thing to use it on your lap. Better to use it on a table or other surface that provides better ventilation. Works for me, I can do that. I know from experience that laptops get warm, and get even warmer or downright hot when placed on a bedspread or other surface that blocks the vents. A little common sense goes a LONG way in all these matters.

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