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Apple fails me for the last time. Never Again

Anyone want any lightly used Apple products? I have sworn off all Apple products from this point on. As you can see from the slide show, I am NOT speaking from the point of view of someone who doesn’t have or has very few Apple items. I love their products but lately I’ve been down on them. Between the Gizmodo incident, which just smacks of overkill, (did leaking the iPhone 4 cause their sales to be “irreparably damaged?” Judging from today’s lines at the stores, it seems unlikely) and the new phone’s reception problems due to its  poorly conceived exterior antenna as well as their row with Adobe vis-a-vis Flash, I’m done with them.

My Apple products. Yes, I still have every single one.

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I am also on the side of Flash vs HTML 5 not because I am unawares of the security issues that arise from the installation of Flash but rather because

  1. HTML 5 is still not very prevalent
  2. This is more about controlling the delivery than security
  3. A lot of sites I go to don’t work because it doesn’t have a QT version
  4. 80% of the multimedia content out there is Flash driven

Today, with the release of the iPhone 4, I tried to get in and purchase the now-lower-priced and previously available iPhone 3GS. Imagine my surprise when, upon getting to the door that I was told that since I hadn’t reserved a 3GS (please tell me Apple, how was I to know you had to reserve a phone that was ALREADY AVAILABLE?) that I had to stand in line with all the other people waiting for the iPhone 4. Which happened to stretch around the corner and down the block.

I asked if he was kidding and I was informed that they weren’t. Now, I understand they were under a lot of stress but can common sense play a part in their decision making?

So, you see a variety of products here. I am more than willing to sell ANY of them. We can negotiate price later. For now, just know that I will be joining the ranks of the former Apple fan boys.

Oh and regarding the new phone issues, here’s one of literally dozens of videos showcasing the new iPhone’s “dropped call” feature.


According to an Apple release, the official stance on the antenna/dropped call issues with the iPhone 4 is “stop holding it that way” or “buy a case.” From Mashable

  1. Scott Hall
    June 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Two things Ody,1) don’t know if you’ve Penny Arcade today: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/6/25/

    2) I will believe you have left apple once all the items are gone. They offer, and I say this as someone who is neither pro or anti Apple, an unsurpassed customer experience with the products. I may not care for it myself, feeling to walled in, but it is a safe feeling.

    Best of luck my friend.

  2. June 26, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Ody – Wail all you want. You’ll be back and you know it.

  3. June 26, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Oh, quit your belly-aching Mr. Whiny-pants. Just because some black t-shirted kid pointed you to the wrong line, you’re going to divest yourself of all these cool gadgets! Have a stiff drink and let’s talk this over when the fog clears. At the very least, I’ll grab your Apple TV cheap.

    But you’ll be back. Don’t make me call Steve on you.

    • Ody
      June 26, 2010 at 4:35 pm

      The sad part is, I’m aching to buy the iPhone 4. I. can’t. Must. Resist…uunh…

  4. July 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I don’t really use Apple products but I don’t get wh so many people like them. Is it some sort of trend? Are we “cool” if we have iPads and all that?

  5. July 15, 2010 at 2:36 am

    I just forswore Apple products myself after moving to Europe. Since there aren’t Apple stores in many places (minimum 5 hour trek one way) I have to buy parts via post or go to service providers. The mis/disinformation that the actual service providers have is ASTONISHING and the parts are so expensive that I feel certain they do it so I’ll buy a new computer. You bet I’ll take it back to the states to have it repaired, and I certainly have the cash to do it, but it’s not the point. I’m actually tired of the insane controls (some call it design) so I can’t even open and repair my own laptop (yes, I can do that!). I was actually chewed out at the service provider for not having “Original Apple Parts” in my machine (the battery). The flock of people queuing up who are normally people who eschew this very thing confuses me. People who are for free software and free distribution of information whipping out their iPhones… I makes me feel so hypocritical!

    I have used apple products since I was 10 years old, and in my 40s I’m tired of queuing and tired of paying huge amounts of cash to a company who has become what I detest. No thanks.

    I just had to make a rant somewhere. Colby sent me your link. Cheers and Good luck!

    • Ody
      July 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

      Agreed. I have more of an issue with their current attitude than with their products. If there is a problem, ADMIT IT and work to fix it. DENYING there’s a problem is the worst marketing move EVAH.

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