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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RE[2]: What annoys me...
by Simba on Thu 1st Jun 2006 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE: What annoys me..."
Simba
Member since:
2005-10-08

> Thay are NO hotter then a similar toshiba or dell with the
> same dimentions and processor!

Yes. they are.

> and how often do you put it on your lap? and for how long?

Oh lets see... 2 to 3 hours at a time during airport layovers? All the time when I am sitting on the couch?

> yea.... apple service sucks!

It does.

> stop the frigg'n whineing

Yeah.... You made your point. You are one of the Apple defenders who worships the one true god Steve Jobs and licks the ground he walks on. Cause we all know the holy institution of Apple is perfect in every way.

Give me a break. Apple has had problems like this all the way back since the horrible Apple III days. Do you remember the Apple III? The system that Jobs gave the engineers impossible specs to work with and told them they couldn't use a fan because it was "asthetically unappealing and noisy"? remeember what happened? The systems ran so hot they warped their motherboards and popped chips right out of their sockets over time.

Apple has always been more concerned with "designer computers" than with reliability and function. And the MacBook Pro is just the latest example of a problem that started way back with the Apple III.

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RE[3]: What annoys me...
by atsureki on Thu 1st Jun 2006 20:47 in reply to "RE[2]: What annoys me..."
atsureki Member since:
2006-03-12

Do you remember the Apple III? The system that Jobs gave the engineers impossible specs to work with and told them they couldn't use a fan because it was "asthetically unappealing and noisy"? remeember what happened? The systems ran so hot they warped their motherboards and popped chips right out of their sockets over time.

I don't think you remember the Apple III. I don't think you "remember" any of this. I've seen these exact same words in almost the same order before. Either you're borrowing this from someone else or you're the only one saying it and saying it every chance you get.

What I remember about the Apple III is that one of my classrooms had one, and it worked fine. If they survived institutional use without becoming a bubbling cauldron of magma, then one of us must be exaggerating.

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RE[4]: What annoys me...
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 1st Jun 2006 20:53 in reply to "RE[3]: What annoys me..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

*cough*

http://oldcomputers.net/appleiii.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_III

Clearly YOU are the one exaggerating.

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RE[4]: What annoys me...
by Simba on Thu 1st Jun 2006 21:05 in reply to "RE[3]: What annoys me..."
Simba Member since:
2005-10-08

> I don't think you remember the Apple III. I don't think you
> "remember" any of this.

Oh I remember it quite well.

> What I remember about the Apple III is that one of my classrooms
> had one, and it worked fine.

Ah... That's your problem then. You were still in grade school back when I was working one of my first IT jobs as a technician. And your experience is based on "One unit we had in a classroom".

And I never said they became a bubbling cauldron of magma. I said they ran so hot that the motherboards warped over time, and caused them to pop chips out their sockets, which then had to be reseated. No, I am not exagerating.

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