I HATE APPLE

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First off, let me say that I've been a Mac user for years. But lately I've been incredibly disappointed with their service.

I won't bore you with a number of issues with tech support from both Apple Stores and the telephone support during a recent Xserv purchase for my company.

Now I have an iPod issue. I've had the iPod for eight months & the LCD screen suddenly stopped working. I brought it into my local Mac reseller & they thought they could put a new LCD screen in. Turns out they didn't have a 4th generation screen. So they charged me $25 to waste my time.

So they tell me to go online & register to send it in to Mac for repair. The online site leads me through about 15 pages before it tells me "can't verify serial number". I try again. No luck.

The site gives me a number to call for tech support. I ended up speaking to a woman who could speak very little english, but I beared with it. She told me my warranty was expired, that it was a six-month warranty (which is bullshit) and tried to sell me a two-year Apple Care plan. I said no, the warranty is one year and I didn't want Apple Care.

So then she tells me, yes, it's a one-year plan for online support, not for phone support. I didn't see anything about that in the warranty, and I told her the only reason I was calling was because the website didn't work. So she told me she could have it sent in for repair, but it would cost $30 for shipping & handling. I said that was fine. She again went into sales pitch about Apple Care which I said I had no interest in.

She then put me on hold for 10 more minutes (after originally being on hold twice that long) to "check" something. She then started to process the claim & told me a box would be sent to my house in 48 hours & I gave her my address. She then said she was having an issue with the serial number in the computer & that she would have to get back to me and hung up. She never took my phone number.

I then called back to try to speak with someone slightly more competent, waited another 15 minutes & some jackass picks up the phone doing the "pinched-nose-nasal-voice" thing---"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". I answered him and even spelled it out. His answer--"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". I repeated it, thinking he might not have heard me. Again he says -"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". So this time I just hung up on the fucking smart-ass.

So now the wait to see if I ever get the package. Sorry for the rant, but I don't know what the hell is going on with that company & I'm about ready to make "switch" back to PC.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

http://a.relaunch.focus.de/img/gen/F/V/HBFVO8VgWyC_Pxgen_rc_Ax216,180x216+18+0.jpg

WHAT DID HE EVER DO TO YOU??????????

IRATE MAMA (Dan Perry), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ha ha ha!

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Gwyn named her kid Apple?

Aaron A., Friday, 4 March 2005 22:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I had just as bad customer service when I called about an issue with my ipod. Plus, as Tom had ranted about on another thread, i found their OS has been going downhill over the last few years. I've been using Mac for about 7 years now and am starting to get really sick of their bullshit. To this day thinking about the awful customer "support" i endured last year makes me so angry i want to sucker punch the next apple employee I see.

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

TRY CALLING MICROSOFFT FOR SUPPORT THX

cutty (mcutt), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

pc companies aren't better tho. getting my hp fixed last fall was a nightmore.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Gwyn named her kid Apple?

All too true.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

calling ILX for tech support works like a charm. :)

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The OS keeps getting better and better and they fixed our iBook well out of warranty for free, although my brother had some issues getting an LCD panel replaced. I've heard some tales of woe on the support front though. The OS is the best desktop OS by far, though.

Ed (dali), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

haha i've decided that my next computer (which i have to buy this year) will be a mac because the few times i've dealt with apple tech support they've been nothing but helpful and responsive, which is way more than i can say for the no-name-pc-manufacturer jerkwads i'm dealing with right now.

jbr (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

xypost: why don't you have any interest in Apple Care? it seems to be what you need.

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Maybe he doesn't have $60 to spare?

Fish fingers all in a line (kenan), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

good, smart jody

adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I sometimes wonder how Apple make any profit at all. For every computer they sell you, they seem to end up paying for two. The iBook Ed mentions used to be mine, and I was ready to throw it out because half of it wasn't working. It was also outside its guarantee period. But Ed and Suzy managed to get Apple to replace CD drive, keyboard, screen...

Apple replaced my new iBook's motherboard while I was in Japan. That's hundreds of dollars worth, at no charge to me. Of course, it shouldn't have failed within six months in the first place...

Momus (Momus), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i also immediately thought of gwentyh paltrow's child. how sad.

Miss Misery (thatgirl), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's like they say, Love the product, hate the service.

ffirehorse (firehorse), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

how much for ibook battery, 3-4 years old?

adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I sometimes wonder how Apple make any profit at all.

That's why they charge you double upfront!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Best decision I made computer wise was to buy my powerbook at John Lewis .: free two year extended warranty. Extended warranties/apple care are well worth it where laptops are concerned.

Ed (dali), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

there's always the radio
*makes 'what me worry' gesture*

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

xypost: why don't you have any interest in Apple Care? it seems to be what you need.

Because I don't believe in a company making you pay for a warantee that should be offered for free upfront. I was under the impression that a one-year warantee meant that if something goes wrong in the first year, they actually fix the thing, not put you on the phone with several douchebags who are trying to sell you additional warantees.

Shit, when the first warantee doesn't seem to work, why would I want to buy another one?

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Friday, 4 March 2005 23:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I had problems with the Apple Store when I tried to order my iPod from them, but when I cancelled the order, they were very good about it. My iBook had one of the faulty logic boards, and they replaced it several times for free, in addition to doing some repairs which were apparently not supposed to be free. So I'm content with them.

But it does sound like you have a problem with your serial number, Jay.

Casuistry (Chris P), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

his problem with the serial number is that he probably never registered the durned thing.

cutty (mcutt), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i also had a problem with entering my ipod's serial number on the website. but what happened to me was that i bought a "pre-owned" ipod from the apple store and when the original owner returned it the store, that serial number apparently got, um, voided or something. no matter; i went back to the apple store and the genius bar genius was happy to solve my problem.

jbr (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

there's nothing more retarded i can think of, business-wise, than how the genius bar was closed for like 2 weeks before christmas this past year. good job, jobs! way to alienate your clientele!

tho when i was waiting there, i did see todd oldham.

hstencil (hstencil), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah, the genius bar in Seattle closed during Christmas shopping mayhem. Major bummer. I have had nothing but good luck to this point with Apple. They've sent me 3 replacement remotes for my iPod, all at no cost to me, without me proving my others were damaged. Simple online form. Apple Care is essential for any Apple purchase. They recently replaced my iPod with a new one in about 20 minutes time at the Genius bar. Neither the remotes or iPod should have busted in the first place, but they did replace them with ease and very little questioning.

biznotic, Saturday, 5 March 2005 02:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ed OTM, about john lewis's one year warranty extension.

RJG (RJG), Saturday, 5 March 2005 02:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

All apple products have a one year warranty and 90 day tech support, pretty standard in the computer industry. You want more, pay for more.

Ed (dali), Saturday, 5 March 2005 06:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have gotten to the point where I just equate Apple with Audi and Volkswagen, great product, love it when it works, when it breaks, fuck yourself.

TOMBOT, Saturday, 5 March 2005 20:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Try getting your $300 back after paying for a repair they are now refunding everyone for (ibook logic board). Grrr. It pisses me off because at the time of my problems, they acted as if I was the only person encountering such difficulties, in spite of my reading otherwise on the internets. They are now claiming the repair that took them two tries to fix is not in their records.

amandasc, Saturday, 5 March 2005 20:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Most American PC manufacturers include 1 year of tech support.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Saturday, 5 March 2005 22:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

As a volkswagen driver with a dodgy fuel pump I feel that analogy.

Ed (dali), Saturday, 5 March 2005 22:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've been using APPLE computers since 1985 and have never had a problem.

Orbit (Orbit), Sunday, 6 March 2005 21:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Exactly what Orbit said. And what Ed said regarding OSX--it's by far the best desktop OS, and nothing comes close.

My tech experience with Apple has been sensational. A friend called me today to tell me that his mini iPod was replaced in less than five business days, and he also got the new generation mini in place of his old one that had died. No charge.

I've dealt with Dell and Gateway and their CSRs are no better than Apple's. HPs can blow me, they've sucked.

don weiner, Sunday, 6 March 2005 23:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

whoever has been using Apples since whenever and loves it can eat a dick.

the desktop I have at work running XP has been up and alive for 2 years with barely any reboots. It does everything I want it to do, does it quickly, and I can navigate painlessly without ever touching the mouse if I feel like it.

I was raised on Apple and my first job was DTP on a Mac, followed by audio editing on a Mac, more DTP, and so on. OS 7+ had more than its share of problems and stupid quirks but the hardware was rock solid and at least its behavior was predictable.

Since getting my latest-edition powerbook I've put it through little more than I ever tried to do with my old OS

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh weird that post got completely chopped in half.

...OS

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Fuck it.
Keeps mistaking the rest of my post for an HTML statement. Now it's lost to the ether. All computers are stupid and worthless, except that old LC & Quadra we had running 6.0.7 - 7.7, those were pretty stable builds as I recall.

My old Quadra used to have a TV Tuner in it and be able to do image captures from live cable broadcasts, then I could import them into my cheap, incredibly easy to use paint program and do whatever with them. I believe it cost approximately half of what my laptop did! My laptop lets me chat and surf the internet. And rip CDs.

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

HALCYON DAYS
http://oit.uta.edu/desktop/energystar/mac_files/OS_7_Control_Panels.JPG

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

In case anyone is wondering what this is all about, I have had "issues" with my laptop since purchasing it (A YEAR AGO, THINGS THAT COST $2000 SHOULDN'T DIE IN A YEAR), mainly that if I put it to sleep via either apple menu->sleep or by shutting the cover, I've got no better than a 50-50 chance the fucker will wake up again.

Well today it decided it wasn't going to wake up again, ever, as I'm being greeted with a totally white screen.

What's funny is that like doing searches on my own to try to figure out wtf this computer is doing right now (I mean not even the sad face x-eye Mac or the question mark Mac! NOTHING AT ALL! WHITE SCREEN! I know how to handle the other things!), everyone who is reporting similar issues to me is like bitching about how they have all this important blah blah blah they were doing with the Mac prior hand. Is it that no one who has this failure who is only using their Mac for chat, porn, and MP3s can be bothered to get in on the discussions, or is it because they don't die if that's all you use it for? Because yeah, it seems like my sleep problem increases tenfold whenever I've been using my iBook more for writing or photo work. If all I've done on the damn thing is use iChat for two weeks, no problems whatsoever with starting it up, back when it, uh, started up.

What does this imply??? Is there like some inherent instability in the majority of the "native" programs that come bundled with OSX or is this just really fucked up coincidence?

Also it seems that this particular issue with the iBook G3 was so bad they threw the whole "your warranty is expired, give us $500" shenanigans out the window, and searching on this same issue with "Powerbook" has not given me the same results--ARE IBOOKS PIECES OF SHIT? wtf?

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

As an aside, I noted that my computer was purchased a year ago, actually a year and 3 weeks, making it out of warranty now. Every. Single. Computer. I. Have. Ever. Owned.* Has. Done. This. Do they design computers to die at warranty, in general? Because it is not just me who has reported this ridiculous situation going on, and I'm starting to think that if this is going to be the case, wasting my money on a pricey computer with only a single year warranty is not worth the hassle, since all other brands have 3-4 year standard warranties, so at least I'll get 3 years out of it, instead of 1, before this message will self-destruct.

*with the exception of my ancient PowerMac that I had when I was 14-15-16, which only died because my sister is a dick.

I am pretty close to deciding to become the female Punisher, except murdering computer firms, instead of bad guys.

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

although the best customer service story I have ever been witness to was in an Apple store, when our friend J0sh had a bunch of seemingly sensible questions about using X type of Mac as a server, they made sense to the rest of us, and the sales guy just blurted at him "YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT"

And then kind of ran away????

That was pretty funny.

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have a friend who just got a job repairing computers at Tekserve. He just started last week so I'm leery about hitting him up for favors, but the hitting up will be happening, oh yes it will. I would be happy to serve as an intermediate hitter-upper for your computer, Ally.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I used to get the sleeping-no-wakey-wakey problem when I was using the last Photoshop build (pre-CS or whatever the newest is called) fairly heavily, but it fixed itself at some point. I have no idea what was going on or how/why it stopped happening.

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

we just set up a netgear router modem! YfriggingAfriggingY!

nathalie barefoot in the head (stevie nixed), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am looking over the system 7 window I posted up above and trying to figure out what they've improved since then! Help!

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The graphics. If you have to ask, you're obv. a Windows person.

sunburned and snowblind (kenan), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

graphics?

RJG (RJG), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it is frustrating being unable to revert to earlier versions of apps

― mookieproof, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 11:29 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

And this. I've still got an eMac stored away somewhere that obviously hasn't been updated in awhile. At least I can go back and see my 2008 Quicken tax returns if I want to.

pplains, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:04 (one week ago) Permalink

lol apps

slow down yr life to my speed

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Morbs otm tbh, nothing needs to be fast

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:43 (one week ago) Permalink

the slow phone movement

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:51 (one week ago) Permalink

I was reading this David Hockney quote about how artists can humanize technology and it seems like apple could use more artists if that's true

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:51 (one week ago) Permalink

*runs to code app that makes images slow-render on your phone late 90s AOL style*

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:51 (one week ago) Permalink

The thing that really lags is end user-facing software development as a mature practice. Part of it's the evolution of APIs and the loss of compatibility, part of it is having server-side resources that eschew versioning and compatibility for having a single maintained version of an API live at any time.

Imagine every new software revision is a new take on the highway system. I decide that the way forward is small electric cars, so I redesign every road, stop light, parking lot to be the absolute best choice for my new car. I also design the car to work exactly on these roads -- I don't even need half the legacy features, because it'll never drive on a road that predated my new car's existence.

That's how a lot of software design works, and it's completely insane.

mh, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 19:09 (one week ago) Permalink

It’s 2014, and consider one hot blogging site, Medium. On a late-model computer it takes me ten seconds for a Medium page (which is literally a formatted text file) to load and render. This experience was faster in the sixties.

this is so otm. just send yr link to a .txt file. i just want the information i don't need the presentation.

Mordy, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 19:45 (one week ago) Permalink

this is precisely my experience, right down to the age of my ipad

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/magazine/what-i-learned-from-watching-my-ipads-slow-death.html

― mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 02:59 (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

me too, and it's the sole reason i have never bought another ipad

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:31 (one week ago) Permalink

You should be able to install an old OS which was designed for the processors and RAM of older ipads. There should be laws for this kind of stuff so that a lot of very usable electronic equipment doesn't just end up in landfills.

― silverfish, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 03:59 (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i find it interesting that apple pushed the ipad 2 & 3 all the way to ios 9, which utterly crippled those models, and then decided to abandon them

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:35 (one week ago) Permalink

repurpose old ipads as digital picture frames. imo

, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:44 (one week ago) Permalink

I used to have a nicely jailbroken ipad air. Then one day I made the fatal mistake of letting it update to 10.2.1, at which point the jailbreak era has really gone to shit - I tried Meridian, COf3, Saigon and none of them work. I'd love it if some hotshot found a crack for rolling back to any older IOS systems, that would stick it to them. But I suppose anyone that good probably ends up working for them.

calzino, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:45 (one week ago) Permalink

alba your argument about security is pretty convincing. herrman's piece is pretty good but he could have gone farther. as caek says it's not just hardware that gets abandoned, it's the entire macos that feels that way. frankly even ios feels behind the times, has felt behind the times, for years. why is itunes syncing so janky? it's not because of security. it does feel like people are having their ways of doing things deliberately sabotaged (gaslighted??)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:00 (one week ago) Permalink

is windows or android « ahead of the times » ? I have to use both for my kids and they seem at least as shitty. is there a with the times alternative ?

artisanal DOS

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:20 (one week ago) Permalink

i dunno i've never used them. i just feel like such a mook trying to like, copy two words from one app and paste them into another app

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:25 (one week ago) Permalink

oh uh i HAVE used windows and yes it feels ahead of the times a little! or it at least feels actively paid attention to. macos increasingly feels like some desolate, empty conference centre after everyone's gone home

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:27 (one week ago) Permalink

there are consumer televisions with slicker UIs than macos at this point

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:28 (one week ago) Permalink

I wish someone had paid attention to how to get my daughter’s calculator to sync w windows 8 tonight. peripherals like that are always a crapshoot and I don’t know if it’d have been easier on Mac OS. but this sucked tonight.

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:31 (one week ago) Permalink

are you just talking about like YouTube now? my orange livebox would be a shitty place to write an article.

We just got a ps4 and the ui is so frustrating. i keep having to google how to do things.

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Nintendo Switch is my favorite computer, would use for email

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Facebook on desktop looks really janky too. i know nobody cares about desktop anymore but man. it's like looking at your previous orders page on Amazon or something.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:22 (one week ago) Permalink

I care greatly about desktop and yes, it's a shambles.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:33 (one week ago) Permalink

YES!! THERE’S A NEW YOUTUBE APP FOR THE APPLE TV!! I BET THEY’VE FIXED ALL THE PROBLEMS!! LET’S SEE HOW MUCH BETTER IT oh

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 9 February 2018 11:39 (one week ago) Permalink

On the MacRumors forums, upcoming HomePod owners have also listed some songs they'll be using to test out the HomePod's capabilities when it arrives, including "Hotel California" from The Eagles, "Prelude and Kiara" from Bonobo, "Hits and Exit Wounds" from Alabama 3, "Core" from Stone Temple Pilots, "Your Latest Trick" by Dire Straits, and "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.

, Friday, 9 February 2018 13:27 (one week ago) Permalink

no Sting??

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 9 February 2018 13:29 (one week ago) Permalink

It only plays U2

DJI, Friday, 9 February 2018 15:19 (one week ago) Permalink

for some reason there's a part of my brain hard-wired to play Sting's single from 1999, "Desert Rose", any time I see his name on its own

now I'm imagining that coming out of a homepod

mh, Friday, 9 February 2018 15:34 (one week ago) Permalink

cool that the base of apple's massively overpriced speaker is also etching circles into the furniture of users around the world, good job guys

albondigas con gas (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 16 February 2018 11:44 (two days ago) Permalink

the solution is simple, simply restore your furniture after each use

reverse-periscoping (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 16 February 2018 11:52 (two days ago) Permalink

lol thx apple

the good news i guess is that it only seems to be affecting people with more expensive furniture - yr shitty ikea mdf desk is unlikely to be affected

albondigas con gas (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 16 February 2018 12:02 (two days ago) Permalink

omg

The speaker requires a flat and solid surface in order to function correctly. Placing it on a coaster or mat negatively affects the audio quality, diminishing the bass response of the speaker – one of its key selling points.

albondigas con gas (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 16 February 2018 12:06 (two days ago) Permalink

I want one so bad. I don’t have nice furniture.

Jeff, Friday, 16 February 2018 12:37 (two days ago) Permalink

apple aiming for that demographic sweet spot of 'affluent enough to want a homepod, not affluent enough to have nice furniture'

albondigas con gas (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 16 February 2018 12:41 (two days ago) Permalink

I’m so annoyed by the ecosystem capture this apparently extremely nice powered speaker requires that I am probably going to buy something else I don’t really need out of pure spite

El Tomboto, Friday, 16 February 2018 13:12 (two days ago) Permalink

great opportunity for u to invest in a luge imo

albondigas con gas (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 16 February 2018 13:13 (two days ago) Permalink

2nd gen crap usually big improvement over 1st gen. Hold out for a year

calstars, Friday, 16 February 2018 13:42 (two days ago) Permalink

“I never wanted a home speaker until Apple told me I did”

calstars, Friday, 16 February 2018 13:43 (two days ago) Permalink

I already have four amazon surveillance devices, I just want to make sure all the big tech companies have equal access to spy on me.

Jeff, Friday, 16 February 2018 13:46 (two days ago) Permalink

Jeff’s introducing all that extra data to the system to help wreck any spying initiative

mh, Friday, 16 February 2018 15:24 (two days ago) Permalink

2nd gen crap usually big improvement over 1st gen. Hold out for a year

― calstars, Friday, February 16, 2018 8:42 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark

sometimes there isn't a 2nd gen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Hi-Fi

, Friday, 16 February 2018 17:43 (two days ago) Permalink

I forgot about the hi fi! Anyone here own one?

calstars, Friday, 16 February 2018 18:55 (two days ago) Permalink

Everyone needs to chill and buy a 20 dollar HomePod coaster

http://www.macrumors.com/2018/02/15/pad-and-quill-homepod-coaster/

And besides it’s not only Apple designers that clearly, like my grandfather, cover every wooden surface with glass.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/sonos-one-white-stains-wood-homepod-3396911

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 16 February 2018 19:34 (two days ago) Permalink

lol my friend and I immediately said “we need to sell a homepod coaster to chumps” when we saw that initial story

of course someone beat us to it

mh, Friday, 16 February 2018 19:43 (two days ago) Permalink

Is the silicone foot colored or natural (semi translucent)?

Where I work we have had countertop-staining issues with TPEs but not really with silicone.

Lockhorn. Lockhorn breed-uh (Jon not Jon), Friday, 16 February 2018 20:27 (two days ago) Permalink

matches the speaker color, I think

Sounds like it’s meant to have firm contact with whatever it’s on for bass transfer, so using a coaster is dampening it a little

mh, Friday, 16 February 2018 20:38 (two days ago) Permalink

just buy a plastic placemat

calstars, Friday, 16 February 2018 20:43 (two days ago) Permalink

I just bought a 10.5-inch Space Gray iPad Pro specifically to use as a coaster for my HomePod. It keeps the aesthetic intact, and the proprietary hardened glass of the Retina™ screen profoundly tightens the HomePod's (already unprecedently tight) bass.

mick signals, Friday, 16 February 2018 21:17 (two days ago) Permalink

(^ i can't tell whether he's joking)

koogs, Friday, 16 February 2018 21:50 (two days ago) Permalink

you’re holding it wrong

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 16 February 2018 21:55 (two days ago) Permalink


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