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03-27-2012, 09:54 PM #21
Just another case we expect more, but we got less! ?
Or, Apple is a company like other giants though they chase perfect design, perfect products... but the reality sometime is lag.
03-27-2012, 10:54 PM #22
As far as returning, that was done promptly and this year I am going to weigh my options better. More than that, if I take the app store/current purchases out of the equation, it's a no brainer that they are way behind the curve.
How about not using a backing material without a high heat transference? Not one person testing the product noted uncomfortable heat? Furthermore, why should I have to buy additional products just to comfortably use an already expensive device?
I would rather not be a sheep.
Edit: What really makes me think ... why didn't Apple just use the "you're holding it wrong" excuse? Yes, it is a little tacky using it twice in two years but still. If the back of the iPad is a heatsink and you're not technically suppose to touch/hold by the heatsink, then we are all holding the device wrong. Although, there is no other place to actually hold the device so it would be more of "you're not suppose to actually hold the device." Directions: Place iPad on table. Do not touch. END
03-28-2012, 06:09 AM #23
I had the charging issues where it would charge up to about 88%, then say 'not charging', then I would unplug and plug back in or reboot and it would continue to about 98%, then say full, then unplug and it would say 98% again... After reading their 'explanation' of letting it work its way to 100% I let it run down to about 16% then left in plug in all night. Came down this morning and its at 100% even after I unplug it. Maybe its true. Maybe I slowly tops itself off in case you leave it plugged in for a long time.
03-28-2012, 06:33 AM #24
03-28-2012, 08:24 AM #25
I have no problems with the battery life overall. I have a problem with Apples practices, closed sandbox, less than innovative designs (as of lately) and general mentality of "we make gold" ... which should be, from my previous comment, "we make crap painted in gold." The ONLY reason I have stuck with the iPhone is because I don't want to repurchase all my apps. Going to an iPad, it seems that a majority of the developers out there are trying to cash in with a separate iPad app. So at that point, the device was uncomfortable, poorly designed and required I repurchase apps or go with washed out/blown up iPhone apps. Yeah, absolutely no reason to keep the device other than being a sheep.
As far as current tech, it's much further along than you think. It's the business model that holds everything back. They develop technology years ahead and trickle it out to the public. In Apples case, when they have nothing innovative, they simply conjure up a gimmick, with the iPhone 4s it was Siri, an application fully capable of running on older device, however restricted to enhance Apples bottom line.
Just because everyone has one, doesn't mean it's a good thing that's happening. Don't think I fully support Google either. Even though they are able to bring newer (still not latest) technology based on their business model, it's founded on advertising and exploiting the public for data/further advertising.
Even with the iPhone, each year they are barely catching up to the competition. Most of the time, they have one or two key features they emphasize, although lately they've been gimmick features ... such as Siri. There is nothing wrong with catching up, if your business models matched. However, Apple is on a yearly term with hardware updates. Android is just an OS and with multiple manufacturers they can stream out new technology all the time. The problem is getting it to work together 100% of the time. In Apple's case, they get things to work by fudging things (100% not really being 100%) or telling you you're holding it wrong.
And as far as putting $$ into a car yet still wanting a "lambo" you are further proving you're a sheep. Essentially, you just want the name. You're the person who has to tell EVERYONE that you got a new iDevice. You're the one who never shows up to a function till you get some new toy, just to show it off. You're the person who posts on Facebook "JUST GOT AN IPHONE! WEWT!" :/
Haha, didn't bother reading half of what you said. It's obvious you're a sheep. I can't expect much here, this is an Apple forum technically. I've said my piece.
Last edited by Pyro2008; 03-28-2012 at 08:41 AM.
03-28-2012, 08:48 AM #26
Pyro2008...Thank you! You make so many great points. I do not have the new ipad. My GF has the ipad 2 and she didnt see a reason to "upgrade". Many points you made are exactly why I moved over to Android (go ahead and bash me). Im not saying one is better then the other. Its just better for me. Got a little bored with the Apple products and wanted something new. Also not saying Apple hasn't made some great products. It just seems lately, like Pyro said, they dont really add anything that great to their next product. Thats my opinion. And for all you that always have the same argument that Apple was first with this...they made it first..they did this..blah blah blah, thats how everything works. Someone makes something then others find ways to make another version thats better. It just seems to me Apple has been just been using their name to sell their stuff. Its like buying a t-shirt that says Nike on it. Im going to pay more for it just because of the name. But its just a shirt.
03-28-2012, 11:02 PM #27
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03-29-2012, 12:57 AM #29
It always amazes me the scrutiny to which Apple products are subjected. If there is any flaw or weakness it will be found and written about ad nauseam and the haters are so intent on soiling the brand that they'll even try turn a feature into a flaw!!
03-29-2012, 10:44 AM #30
Apple is a very popular company. So they get the bad attention along with the good attention. When they release a new "revolutionary" product, they are on every major national and local news channel.....releasing fancy new commercials marveling at the device....and they're happy to welcome all of the attention and vast media coverage that comes along with such a release. But the second anything goes wrong with a product that gets covered by the media.....they're REAL quick to deny the issue, say they aren't aware of the issue, downplay it, or blame it on the user.
The only time they act is when it's apparent that the problem isn't just going to blow over.
That's why they get scrutinized so much.....because they are expected to be above everyone else and are held to a higher standard as a result. So Apple will always get a magnified version of the "bad" to go along with the "good".