This Is The Sort Of Behaviour That Makes Me Hate The Apple Company

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  1. Gromett

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    That's comparing Apples to Bananas :p Think I know which I prefer :whistle:
     
  2. SMB

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    Do you have to jailbreak your Iphone to install 3rd party apps? I tried that on my old Iphone 5s without success just out of curiosity, I haven't rooted my android phone as there's no apps I really want which require it.
     
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    I think he's referring to the apps you get via the Apple App store, not elsewhere, obviously Apple don't product them all but get them from 'vetted' sources.
     
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    I only took up with The Red because I felt sorry for Dave having to take the brunt of your verbal Blue assaults, she is now helping to share the load (y)
     
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    Ah I see, my fault, I realised that they don't produce all of their apps but thought NickNic was talking about apps other than from the app store. Thats what I meant by third party, should have said open source instead. Ta!
     
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    I would definitely go for £1000 worth of (inflatable) bananas and take them to the Cathedral For The Enlightened Ones... just like the good old days. ;)


    JJ :cool:
     
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    No idea but also no idea why anyone would want or need to.

    I’ve never been unable to find any app that I want on the App Store.

    If it’s something where the developers are unable or unwilling to meet the stability and security standards that Apple set for inclusion on the App Store then I don’t want it on my device anyway.
     
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    Just fixed our 25-year-old Bosch dishwasher. That's its fourth repair (three by me).

    It was still under warranty the first time it failed. The engineer came out and swapped a PCB for a new one. When it failed again, it was out of warranty. I took out the same PCB myself and re-soldered the obvious dry joints on the board (thanks to Google where I found out about this common issue with that model).

    It kept going for quite a few years, before the soap dispenser wore out -- a cheap part that was easy to replace.

    Then the solder joint problem reappeared recently, which I repaired and it is working again. I don't think it will last much longer, though, as a lot of the plastic parts are becoming brittle with age and starting to crack or snap.

    White goods are so relatively cheap these days that you often cannot justify the cost of repair because of how much it costs to fix them. Most of that cost is not parts, but labour and call out fees, etc. Even a one-man-band engineer has costs to cover other than his time like insurance, running a van, tools, manuals, advertising, certification, etc. It's a shame that it is simply a question of econmics that results in a throw-away society. Then again the consumer society relies on us throwing things away and buying new ones just to keep people in work!
     
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    Talking about fitting a third party screens to an iPhone 8 believe the recent software update (v11.3???) will identify it's not oem and disable touchscreen functionality thereby making it a bit of a fancy paperweight!
     
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    Hmmmm ... if they CAN do that I think they'd be sued ... I cannot believe they can tell someone how they can repair their phone once Apple have sold it to them!
     
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    So they update the software and it stopped them working, then they issued another update and it fixed it ... could have been an intentional thing or an error ... all this does is reinforce why I won't ever have an iPhone! If I want something I buy it because I can use it, and repair it, as I want NOT how I'm told to I have to, to protect their 'monopoly'.
     
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    Unfortunately that won’t happen again JJ, just went to update the new OS 11 and had a quick read of what had been improved not a lot but one thing they have sussed out is how to stop unofficial repairs so if you have a replacement screen not fitted by Apple don’t install the update.
    Am an Apple fan and I do go to approved repairers, however it’s a bit sly and certainly going to cause plenty of problems for people who have fitted non-approved screens.
    Note: Non-genuine replacement displays may have compromised visual quality and may fail to work correctly. Apple-certified screen repairs are performed by trusted experts who use genuine Apple parts. See support.apple.com for more information.
     
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    No thanks.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    I’ve searched the Apple store and cannot find a weighbridge app!

    Edit, that was meant as a joke, but I did search afterwards, and there is one! It needs some weighcells though

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/iexactweigh/id826653629?mt=8
     
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  16. Encantador

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    iMac hard drive failed after two and a half years, replaced by Apple for free.

    Can imagine what other manufacturers would have said.
     
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    At the price of an iMac a freebie hard drive is neither here nor there :).
     
  18. Encantador

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    Possibly so.
    There is no reason then why all manufacturers don't say after even just 12 months "compared to what you paid, the repair required is relatively small so we will cover it".

    Yes, I am sure someone will come along to say they have got repairs under warranty done after 12 months by other companies but I suspect not many and none after two and a half years.
     
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    I stumbled across a YouTube where Tesla did exactly that to a car. It must be a Yank thing, take their money and treat them like dirt.
     
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    Apple products are like Snap-on, Buy 1 pay for 2, so if the only freebe is a hard disk then they are quids in, if they have to give you a new product no problem as you paid for 2 anyway.:)
     
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