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Originally Posted by Dakirn Corporations have shown time and time again that they let their greed override their concern for their consumers. This is why we have consumer agencies --
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakirn View Post
    Corporations have shown time and time again that they let their greed override their concern for their consumers. This is why we have consumer agencies -- to protect consumers.
    It's thinking like this that will move the United States of America from a free society where you get what you EARN, and are rewarded for YOUR efforts, into a socialistic society where they TAKE what you earn and and PENALIZE your succesful efforts. Consumers don't need to be protected, (except maybe on certain safety issues) they need to use their heads.

    Take responsiblity for your own actions!!!! And if you don't like a product, don't buy it. If you do buy it and find out later that you don't like it, take it back if you can, modify it if you can, do whatever you want with it, learn your lesson and move on!!!!!

    Oh, and by the way, all that corporate greed that everybody likes to cry about..... it's called making a profit..... which by the way, is how companies pay their employees.... with their profit......
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    Put Steve Jobs in jail for a night.

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    Perfect! I love it

    Apple is experiencing more of the same crap they've been dishing out.

    I'll say again gentlemen and ladies .... this is not the end of it.

    The boot/restore restrictions (latest firmware ONLY --AND-- active internet connect + approval/signing) imposed by Apple WILL be an issue for the consumers in the near future.

    These near-perfect iDevices are going to last a long long time. Someone is going to get pretty-darn pi55ed he/she can't restore it to HIS/HER current working state.

    Need I remind people how much time, effort (and money) you put into updating a Mac or PC with a newer OS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
    Yeah your right, it's not causing any harm.

    People that are in between jobs expecting important phone calls from employers "Hold on Steve told me not to hold it this way I'll call you right back!"
    That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. People in between jobs shouldn't be spending money they don't have on new cell phones, and even worse on AT&T's ridiculous iPhone plans. Try again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClerkDante View Post
    Man, you people really like to blow things out of proportion to make a fictional point don't you?

    In what world can you possibly believe that THOUSANDS of people in the state of New York got their little selves so worked up about a cell phone reception problem that they took pen to paper to write their Senator. Really? Do you actually believe that such a happening is a possibility?

    truly?
    how many people live in new york city alone?...and pen and paper?...what are we back in the 90's?...i know u are not writing in pen your message...wake up, smell the roses and globally think this through...just because u or I have a point, doesn't mean a damn thing, everyone is an individual and has their own opinion on things, but issues that they all together experience, thats what connects these individuals...maybe not thousands, but im pretty sure a bunch of people wrote to him, or voiced some kind of opinion that got his attention one way or another...

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    Yet another worthless news post... Getting old...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mj0470 View Post
    Take responsiblity for your own actions!!!!
    you said it yourself, so should apple...and their unfinished product, which they knew about a year ago, how do you explain that, as taking responsibility for their own actions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo25 View Post
    What a joke. Yes, because people who are "between jobs" should be buying luxury items like a high end smartphone.

    Hey Sen Schumer, why don't you try to create JOBS instead of writing letters to JOBS?
    Lol. I'm "between jobs" but I got the i4.

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    This is a bit too extreme...
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
    Yet another worthless news post... Getting old...
    this is to keep the kids on summer break occupied for the next hour
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecd5000 View Post
    this is to keep the kids on summer break occupied for the next hour
    Lol. Damn BP! They killed the fish, ruined business, our beaches and forced the kids to stay home because of it. Now we have to read this crap. Lmao. Sometimes I feel like I'm back in the 80's listening to gripes in the hall way. Lol

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    I don't think it's good for the government to be involved.

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    This is just retarted. So many people ******** non stop. YOU HAVE A CHOICE! Nobody forces you to use the i4! Take it back and get your money back if its such an issue!! I have one and have less reception problems then I did with my 3gs. Just buy a damn cover, if you buy a $200 phone why wouldnt you have a cover in the first place... This is blown so far out of the water. People need to get over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxidrom2002 View Post
    you said it yourself, so should apple...and their unfinished product, which they knew about a year ago, how do you explain that, as taking responsibility for their own actions?
    If it truly is a problem then yeah, they should fix it..... But I have two things to say about it.

    First, I know about 20 people that have the iphone4. None of them say they have a problem with it. So is it really a problem or is it something trumped up because people don't like that apple is a huge profitable company....

    And second, if it is a problem, and they don't fix it tonyiur satisfaction you have the freedom to stop using their products. That is how companies are held accountable. If customers aren't happy they go somewhere else. Apple doesn't iwe any of us anything. As frustrating as they can be some times they have the right to never produce another phone, computer, software update or whatever. They can even make a phone that's a total piece of crap. And if they do that, odds are people won't buy their products again. That's what drives them to make good products. Free market competition. Not government intervention.

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    I couldn't have said this any better!

    Quote Originally Posted by msurdyke View Post
    If it truly is a problem then yeah, they should fix it..... But I have two things to say about it.

    First, I know about 20 people that have the iphone4. None of them say they have a problem with it. So is it really a problem or is it something trumped up because people don't like that apple is a huge profitable company....

    And second, if it is a problem, and they don't fix it tonyiur satisfaction you have the freedom to stop using their products. That is how companies are held accountable. If customers aren't happy they go somewhere else. Apple doesn't iwe any of us anything. As frustrating as they can be some times they have the right to never produce another phone, computer, software update or whatever. They can even make a phone that's a total piece of crap. And if they do that, odds are people won't buy their products again. That's what drives them to make good products. Free market competition. Not government intervention.

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    So yes the device has issues, even the one I'm currently typing on, however I doubt that the letter from the senator took him too far off his beaten path of politics. Anyone snickering at the fact he should be doing this or that instead of writing a letter should really calm down. Someone probably scribed it for him then mailed it while he was snorting coke off a prostitutes belly and drinking whiskey. It doesn't take that long to write a letter. Apple is almost showing traits that have been recently exhibited by another money hungry corporation that also exudes an aura of lack of care or professional reaponsibility for their actions. Fact is they knew there was a problem, released it, cashed in then said "oh well...buy another product that we profit on 30x to POSSIBLY fix ur issue". It's horse s***. They need to see that bigger players in this game are pissed off too. Fix it and apologize. Simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by back9player View Post
    Why do people think we want to know about their political affiliation?

    BTW, this isn't a political forum...

    (wait for Obama bashing to begin...)
    I was making a comment. Does it matter? I know it isn't a political forum. But whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eg6motion View Post
    seems a little premature for their involvement. It's not causing harm and has only been out a month.
    When you sell millions of a $2-300 device, with significant fundamental flaws, then deny there is a problem (despite very public and irrefutable evidence to the contrary) then you should most certainly expect such a reaction.

    Not to mention you are have the highest market cap of any American tech company.

    And are publicly traded.

    And the senator probably bought one of your phones.

    Which probably disconnects calls regularly.

    And on and on.

    You can expect to be called out

    Quote Originally Posted by mj0470 View Post
    It's thinking like this that will move the United States of America from a free society where you get what you EARN, and are rewarded for YOUR efforts, into a socialistic society where they TAKE what you earn and and PENALIZE your succesful efforts. Consumers don't need to be protected, (except maybe on certain safety issues) they need to use their heads.

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    Oh, and by the way, all that corporate greed that everybody likes to cry about..... it's called making a profit..... which by the way, is how companies pay their employees.... with their profit......
    A Clue = What you don't have

    Anyone that doesn't think government isn't necessary to help protect consumers is vastly naive. It's simply mind boggling.

    Quote Originally Posted by mik3y08 View Post
    This is just retarted. So many people ******** non stop. YOU HAVE A CHOICE! Nobody forces you to use the i4! Take it back and get your money back if its such an issue!! I have one and have less reception problems then I did with my 3gs. Just buy a damn cover, if you buy a $200 phone why wouldnt you have a cover in the first place... This is blown so far out of the water. People need to get over it.
    It's retarded btw, much like your comment. Thank god many of us make the choice to not be lied to by companies and work towards making them take responsibility for their actions.

    But I guess by "choice" you mean that we should follow YOUR choice or we are wrong, right?
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