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12-07-2009, 06:29 AM #1
Do Minor iMac Faults Warrant a Reporting Website?
Many recent buyers of the latest iMac have reported being shipped computers that suffer from any number of problems. For example, some machines simply don't work. Others have cracked screens. Others just act sort of "funky."
As a result of the problems reported thus far, a web designer from Nova Scotia created imac.squeaked.com, a website aiming to gauge just how commonplace such reported problems really are.
What have we learned so far? Not much. But the site is hungry for any and all info it can gobble up about iMac malfunctions and shipping catastrophes.
The homepage of the site reads:
Some people ordering new Apple iMacs (fall 2009) have been experiencing issues such as cracked glass, flickering displays, noisy components, drive failures, etc. This site is an attempt to record and see how widespread these problems are and if there are any similarities (such as build date, shipping, etc.).
If you recently purchased a new iMac please add your info (good experiences and bad). You can also browse the data collected so far.
When you consider the shear bulk of machines purchased and shipped globally, the statistics found on imac.squeaked.com are, to put it mildly, underwhelming. But if you give people a reason and a forum to complain, I guess you've got yourself a "purposeful" website.
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12-07-2009, 07:57 AM #2
I guess that guy has nothing better to do with his time. Every company deals with problems like this, it's nothing new. I guess some ppl just need a way to vent or get "support" during their troubling time of having to wait for a replacement...
12-07-2009, 08:37 AM #3
fanboys kill me. 235 faulty computers in the first couple months is not a good thing. especially with apple's minuscule market share. and flickering displays, cracked screens and DOA computers are not "minor" faults. Even less minor when the piece of crap costs $1200 for the base model.
12-07-2009, 09:23 AM #4
But what is the purpose of the website? Is it just for information purposes only or is he trying to prove something?
12-07-2009, 11:46 AM #5
i JUST BOUGHT ONE ITS WORKING SWELL
12-07-2009, 11:57 AM #6
Still out of my price range...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
12-07-2009, 03:57 PM #7
i believe most of the issues involved cracked screens, which were just a shipping issue. hardware wise, i think if you were to track any large rollout of a product, wether apple or not, there will be some flaws that come out of it. i believe that the minor is simply illustrating that the majority didnt have any issues.killall Terminal
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12-14-2009, 08:56 AM #13
I do not understand that statement. With the XBOX360 the first production units the "things happen sometimes" were the majority of the units (60% due to the ring of death) and that goes to design flaws (Overheating due to heatsink and airflow design) not "things happen sometimes". Things happen sometimes is when it is just a few units that are having problems and not the majority of what were sold.
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