Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 23:37 UTC
Apple Dude buys $4000 MacBook Pro. GPU make/model in this laptop is proven to be defective. Apple launches repair program that covers the machine. Apple refuses to fix or replace the dude's $4000 laptop. Dude tries several different ways of getting Apple to admit fault. Apple doesn't budge. Case goes to court, in front of a judge. Apple sends two (2) (twee) (deux) (zwei) (dos) (dva) (dau) lawyers to handle the case. Dude takes care of his own defense, obliterates Apple. Judge summons Apple to pay for the laptop and court costs. During the court case, the Apple lawyers admit openly that replacing the logic board would have cost Apple nothing, since Nvidia foots the bill. Apple paid for two, most likely quite expensive lawyers, to prevent having to pay nothing to replace a laptop. This is pure insanity.
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This is pure insanity
by fran on Thu 19th Apr 2012 00:12 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

"Apple paid for two, most likely quite expensive lawyers, to prevent having to pay nothing to replace a laptop. This is pure insanity."

Probably did not want to set a president

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RE: This is pure insanity
by Delgarde on Thu 19th Apr 2012 00:26 in reply to "This is pure insanity"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Probably did not want to set a president


And yet by taking it to court, they *have* set a precedent... a losing one.

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RE: This is pure insanity
by stestagg on Thu 19th Apr 2012 14:17 in reply to "This is pure insanity"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

I'm not sure the Barack Obama would get involved with a mere $4000 dispute

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RE[2]: This is pure insanity
by fran on Thu 19th Apr 2012 14:33 in reply to "RE: This is pure insanity"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

I'm not sure the Barack Obama would get involved with a mere $4000 dispute


LMFAO i confused "precedent" with my native language "president" which is used in contexts like that.

I need the non-existent spellchecker super advanced edition with AI.

Edited 2012-04-19 14:34 UTC

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