Making the move away from Apple

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Goatboy posted this 15 September 2016

Originally posted by Won Ton

Only Apple product our family has is a MacBook Air my sister-in-law bought our son. Damn thing is the bane of my life. I activated the parental controls so it limits his access to a couple of hours a day but it's so damn temperamental and only works half of the time. No amount of googling has found a solution. It's also a very clunky machine, internet seems slower than on my LG phone, and as its a laptop and not a tablet the apps seem to be more limited.

 Take it into an Apple store. They can help!

Won Ton posted this 15 September 2016

Originally posted by Goatboy

Originally posted by Won Ton

Only Apple product our family has is a MacBook Air my sister-in-law bought our son. Damn thing is the bane of my life. I activated the parental controls so it limits his access to a couple of hours a day but it's so damn temperamental and only works half of the time. No amount of googling has found a solution. It's also a very clunky machine, internet seems slower than on my LG phone, and as its a laptop and not a tablet the apps seem to be more limited.

 Take it into an Apple store. They can help!

 It was bought in the States and we're living in Pakistan at the moment so not much chance of that happening lou_sad

Goatboy posted this 15 September 2016

Originally posted by Won Ton

Originally posted by Goatboy

Originally posted by Won Ton

Only Apple product our family has is a MacBook Air my sister-in-law bought our son. Damn thing is the bane of my life. I activated the parental controls so it limits his access to a couple of hours a day but it's so damn temperamental and only works half of the time. No amount of googling has found a solution. It's also a very clunky machine, internet seems slower than on my LG phone, and as its a laptop and not a tablet the apps seem to be more limited.

 Take it into an Apple store. They can help!

 It was bought in the States and we're living in Pakistan at the moment so not much chance of that happening lou_sad

 Where it's from is not a problem. Pakistan may be though!

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pap posted this 27 December 2017

There have been some interesting stories about Apple lately.   The company is facing a couple of class action lawsuits for deliberately slowing down consumer hardware after the battery hits a certain threshold.   Batteries not being consumer replaceable, this means you either get a battery upgrade ($79.99, folks) or a new phone.   Either way, Apple gets the sale.   The consumer thinks the new phone is ace because it's not being crippled like their old phone was.

I mentioned this to baby pap bro, a recent purchaser of an X.   

"I don't care.  I've got an iPhone X", he says.

This is the market we're dealing with.   Short term, and doesn't mind getting fucked as long as the bitemark on the buttock is a fetching corporate logo.   We are long past the point where Apple is delivering market beating products.

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PhilippineSaint posted this 27 December 2017

This I-pad thing I am using will be the last Apple product I ever bought.

Back to bob standard generic bill gates windows for me when I throw this useless piece of plastic e-reader in the pool.

lifeintheslowlane posted this 27 December 2017 - Last edited 27 December 2017

Originally posted by pap

There have been some interesting stories about Apple lately.   The company is facing a couple of class action lawsuits for deliberately slowing down consumer hardware after the battery hits a certain threshold.   Batteries not being consumer replaceable, this means you either get a battery upgrade ($79.99, folks) or a new phone.   Either way, Apple gets the sale.   The consumer thinks the new phone is ace because it's not being crippled like their old phone was.

I mentioned this to baby pap bro, a recent purchaser of an X.   

"I don't care.  I've got an iPhone X", he says.

This is the market we're dealing with.   Short term, and doesn't mind getting fucked as long as the bitemark on the buttock is a fetching corporate logo.   We are long past the point where Apple is delivering market beating products.

 I used to have a little add-on in my online forum signature that cost nothing and used to drive the Apple obsessives fuckin' mental. It was...

"Sent from my iPhone 6 (Beta)"

That was when everyone was on their iPhone 5...when the 6 came out I just went to iPhone 7 (Beta) It was amazing how many would message me to ask how I got on the development program. lou_lol

BTripz posted this 27 December 2017

Originally posted by pap

There have been some interesting stories about Apple lately.   The company is facing a couple of class action lawsuits for deliberately slowing down consumer hardware after the battery hits a certain threshold.   Batteries not being consumer replaceable, this means you either get a battery upgrade ($79.99, folks) or a new phone.   Either way, Apple gets the sale.   The consumer thinks the new phone is ace because it's not being crippled like their old phone was.

I mentioned this to baby pap bro, a recent purchaser of an X.   

"I don't care.  I've got an iPhone X", he says.

This is the market we're dealing with.   Short term, and doesn't mind getting fucked as long as the bitemark on the buttock is a fetching corporate logo.   We are long past the point where Apple is delivering market beating products.

My junior at work got the iPhone X when it came out, we're constantly ripping the mickey out of him and he constantly tries to justify the price tag.

us - You're paying £50 a month for it!
him - No I'm not i'm paying £47
us - and you also paid £200 up front for it
him - yes but it came with 2 years of free Spotify premium
us - and what features do you really use on this new, super phone
him - face unlock and animojis are cool, apart from I can only send them to people with iPhones otherwise it's sent as an MMS and they can't reply.
us - what else?
him - wireless charging
me - place me old Samsung Galaxy 6 on a QI charger I have

I'm now at the point where the minimal technological leaps in ALL phones makes it pointless upgrading every couple of years. Better to spend less on an older phone, especially as very, very few people make use of the new features on their phones.

Browsing, sending messages, taking average photos, reading and listening to music. That's the sum of what I do on my phone!!

lifeintheslowlane posted this 27 December 2017

I like my perfect answer..."I've never owned a smart phone or see the need for one"

If they say yeah "but you're an old dinosaur" I just tell them I started working with computers in 1972 and built and ran 3 websites before they were born. lou_lol