apple service worth less than an apple with a bite taken out
I have purchased for my business over the space of ten years 4 desktop Macs, 2 MacBooks, five iPads and I have lost count of the amount of iPhone I have purchased lets say maybe a dozen. 18 months ago I brought an iPhone X for $1800, within a couple of months I dropped it at work, and put a crack in the backside of the phone, the phone worked perfectly fine but I had it repaired at my own expenses nonetheless. only about two months ago it began to freeze up it got worse until it completely froze up. apple refused to fix it (despite paying for t...he extra warranty cover at the retailer) they said it had an "unauthorised modification", this apparently voided all warranty and possibilities of repair through apple despite my offer to pay for the repair. I then see on their website that you can trade in your old phone and pay $599 for the latest version, I asked what they do with the old phone they explained that they are recycled, I said so they are chucked away? Yes!, so I offered to trade in my phone then they back peddled denying me this option also. I have never claimed a repair on any of the above mentioned apple devices except this one time, and I'm denied any and all possibilities to replace or repair my phone its disgusting. I will never purchase another apple again!
Terrible service and warranty handling.
Tried to get an Apple watch replaced which battery had swollen and popped the display off the metal frame.
Watch purchased with Apple care+ was over warranty period but I had reported the issue of something appearing to press against the back of the LCD display during warranty period and it was noted on the file. Representative in the store and Manager told me that, in their opinion the reported issue during the warranty period, which could not be diagnosed with Apples diagnostic software and the fault are not related. It seems that Apple's extra warranty (Apple care+) are not worth purchasing anymore and that stores are trying to get out of warranty issues no matter what. This is not the Apple experience I knew and loved.
- Verified customer
Overpriced junk with next to no customer service - At least at Apple Highpoint
A few weeks ago my iPhone XS started playing up. The device froze after gaming for a while. This was no big deal as initially, it happened only every few weeks. Lately, it started doing it more frequently and i booked an appointment at the genius bar.
The technician i saw was way more trying to get rid of me and send me to Telstra than to find a solution. In the end, he did, a factory reset. No joke, that's all the help i received and was told to come back if it happens again.
The same day after setting the phone freshly up and trying to us...e it the same problem. I booked another appointment for today and was honestly hoping to get some help. Same procedure as at the previous visit. The employee ran some diagnostics and this tome an error came up for the camera. This error wasn't there just a few days ago. The highlight of the show, he tried to explain to me that the error is coming up because there is a scratch on the camera glass. I had enough of the show and asked to speak to a manager. After about ten minutes a guy came and explained he was the manager. He fully backed his employee that he can't do anything as long as the problem doesn't show up in the diagnostics or i show it to them. Sorry, it's a random error, i can't make it appear when you guys want me to. Long story short, i asked if he was the manager for the whole Apple Highpoint store which he said he was. I asked who could i contact in Australia that is above him and he said there is nobody. Just like his two employees he tried to convince me to go to Telstra for a solution, explaining how that is basically Telstra's problem. No replacement, no repair, nothing for a close to $1600 phone which is still in warranty. Thank you Apple, this most definitely was the last time Apple will see my money. Alone the arrogance and ignorance of staff and manager is reason enough to avoid this company.
Apple genius not so genius
Went to apple
In Highpoint with Apple Watch Nike
The glass had Smashed /come away for watch and not from being dropped
Clearly broken . Process send watch away for Repairs which apple watches can’t be repaired I am told do I want to pay for replacement which is just the watch no new band or charger and pay more than what you can buy it for off shelve in jb Hifi for without the 10 day wait
Apple genius I think not
Poor service at Chadstone store
Just wanted to let you know my terrible experience at your Chadstone store by a apple assistant named Nick H.
I went in to get my iphone replaced, but he was either helpful or knowledgeable. It ended up been all my data from my old iphone getting erased and could not recover on new phone.
Nick did nothing to help, he's product skill was poor, did not know how to use itune in windows....
I hope this feedback is looked into so other customers are not affected by his disgusting attitude.
- Verified customer
Apple laptop - iMac PC Firmware EFI chip password locks
Buyers beware of 2nd hand Apple laptops or iMac PC purchases. This is an expensive lesson I've learnt this week.
Those particular items should be listed as "Faulty & for parts only!" Whether they are able to turn on or have been wiped with a new install.
My experience recently with this is an issue world-wide that the Firmware EFI chip is locked.
I cannot unlock the Apple EFI (BIOS password) as the original owner set it up.
The business I purchased my iMac from cannot provide an original 'Proof Of Purchase' receipt either & Apple will not u...nlock it! So paying hundreds of dollars for Apple products you could be left with a dud. Especially if the HDD fails then it's an expensive paper-weight. It is also very difficult even as an experienced IT Tech to remove the password which could cost a couple of hundred dollars.
Good stuff! Caring people!
I recently went to this store for data recovery for my Mac. Plus replacing my Ipad Air after my baby crashed it. Apple Bondi Junction store really have amazed me with their caring service.
Charlotte is the young lady who served me at their genius Bar. Professionally resolved my problem after with my Mac after my dramatic incident. There were chances of cross selling a new IPad where they can charge me more. However they thought ahead for me , judging I have a young baby, it’s best not to upgrade with something too fancy in case my baby accidentally ruins it again. Will definitely go back to this store.
Bad service Garden City Apple Store
Unfortunately I was waiting for my 3:50pm appointment till 4:30pm. All the clients in the table were served and I waited patiently. Then a friend happened to rock up and I said you have to wait for a bit when he asked. He was served within 2 minutes. I said to him while another staff member was there if I don't get served soon I would have to buy a google pixel instead of the iphone XS if they cant serve me soon and if my current iphone cannot be potentially fixed. So no one came for another 10 minutes and a new client came in to my table and g...ot served within a minute. Said to my mate had to go to get a new phone urgently before the day finishes and left to JB Hi fi and got the google pixel 3 - an AWESOME PHONE! Not sure if its discrimination or just bad service there but would like to think the latter. Im sure steve jobs wouldn't appreciate that sort of terrible service guys.
Extremely Inferior and unreliable Product. Abusive and Absurd service to scare customers away.
A near new iPhone (cost $1000) broke, no screen at all.
Store assistant refused to fix and refused to provide the escalation path to complaint within iPhone
When I asked for her name for legal action, she refused to write it down, claimed that she sent it to my email (which is obviously never received) and instantly refused to provide service to me.
The Technical Support line is what they referred to as legal dept which is misleading.
Products and services from the 10 dollar shops may have been more reliable and trustworthy.
Worst Customer Service Ever! Frustrating
Apple Store City SYDNEY NSW
Worst customer service, iPhone 8 $1100 yet if you crack screen it’s not fixable due to glass. Apple refused to do anything... only alternative is to buy a new phone! You make an appointment at the “ Genius Bar” then they keep you waiting over an hour!
No exchange new watch strap unopened
Apple staff could NOT exchange a brand new unopened watch strap bought in the USA - I just wanted a different colour than the gift that I was given ! Very inflexible
Apple Robina Store Staff are Con Artists.
I book my iPhone 6 plus in the above store for new battery, the sales-man tried to sign me up a new phone before we we even started. The phone came on then they took it away for testing , came back with some Jargon about it not worth replacing. I went to a local dealer & replaced the battery for $10 cheaper & it works fine now. BE WARNED...Do not go there !
Upsetting and frustrating
Bought iPad mini cellular from George street Apple store. Forgot my iCloud password and the phone number, couldn’t log in. The serial no. of the receipt I have and the serial no. of the product doesn’t match. Called tech support twice. Was told to go to the store to solve the matter. Took Genius Bar app. When I went there the employee who served was not nice and had attitude. Everything was I can’t and talking to me as if I had stolen the product. Asking me to produce the receipt that I had taken the pains to physically go and get it from their store. Is it my fault that I was send the wrong receipt?
- Verified customer
Total quality service.
After experiencing screen issues with my iPhone I made an appointment with the Genius Bar. Within 10 minutes I was served. The Apple rep saw my issue and took full responsibility for my screen issue. They took my phone then and there for repairs. I went and got some lunch. When I returned my phone wasn’t quite ready so I joined in on one of the classes running in store. So I now can use the Clips app with ease and had my phone repaired and returned in under 2 hours.
Poor customer Service
A staff member was asked to help me with a macbook pro and to answer some questions I had when I went in this store today. I was told he was an "expert in computers". He turned out to be very condescending and rude when he was replying to my questions. Originally I placed an order with him to buy a computer but after his rudeness I cancelled my order and walked out. I confronted the manager and he seemed nice but his staff are the gate to this company. To me, they are Apple.
Disgraceful new iphone 8+ fault resolution by the world's richest Company...
I received a brand new iphone 8 plus phone which I had purchased via the Qantas store, but noticed during setup that there was a significant issue with the display, with 5 pixels being faulty (always off). So I took the phone into the Adelaide Apple store and spoke to a so called "genius", who fully agreed that the phone was faulty and should be refunded or replaced. Problem was though, that they gave me the runaround by insisting that I take the matter up with the Qantas store, despite them having available replacement stock and being the act...ual manufacturer. They also tried to fob me off by offering a "remanufactured" phone as a replacement for my 1 day old unit, which I refused. It is my understanding that under the Consumer Laws of 2010 either the retailer or the manufacturer can be asked to remedy a fault in a new item, at my option. So now I am forced to waste time messing around with the Qantas store, going to post offices to return the item, and waiting another week for a resolution. I will be reporting this matter to the ACCC as I don't believe Apple are legally correct in treating customers in this manner.
- Verified customer
I can’t knock Apple
I’ve been an Apple customer for 7 years and have found their products to be first class. I have a 2012 MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, iPad gen 6, iPhone 8, iPhone 6 Plus and an Apple Watch gen 3. All have given me great satisfaction. On the rare occasion that an issue arises Apple Online Support are a great help and if the issue can’t be resolved with an online chat, they make an appointment for me to visit the Genius Bar at my local Apple Store. They even email the details straight away. The Genius Bar is just fantastic. Which other hardware tech comp...any offers that service? I’ve found the extras that Apple offers to be well worth the premium I paid upfront for the hardware. Originally when I bought my first Windows laptop before I switched to Apple I found that the platform was in a constant battle against viruses and malware. While Mac OS X & iOS are not perfect the difference is very noticeable, a security update once every six to eight weeks or so instead of one or two updates a week for Windows, it may have changed over the years. To be honest I have better things to think about than my computer getting a virus or worse before the next update. The Apple Stores are always very busy butI find that reassuring, Ive noticed that some people just want to go and hang out. Apple do classes for adults & children, I believe they are free, now that’s going the extra mile! I have always found the team members to be knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant, even without the prospect of a sale. To be honest I’m looking forward to my next MacBook purchase. My 2012 model is getting a bit slow but after 7 years, I expect that. I must admit I’ll miss the inbuilt super drive. Recently I had my iPad 6 replaced under warranty as the antenna cover cracked. The Genius Bar appointment was on time, took less than 10 minutes and I walked out of the Broadway Store with a brand new iPad 6, no questions asked. That is customer service! My experience with Apple over the years has always been positive, I think the product and the follow up service (in or out of warranty) if needed to be excellent. Unlike some tech companies Apple don’t just take your money and run. Apple stands by all its products and that makes a big difference when needed.
Poor customer service
When I scheduled my time to go and visit apple store for device damage assessment, Tech genius who attended me was disrespectful by not listening to my need. I need a letter from apple for my insurances claim but the Tech genius wording was so poor and refused to listened to my advise.
She wanted to say the damage in the product is minor. To me, regardless it is minor or not, she shouldn’t say “only cosmetic and not effecting the functionality”. I was so upset with the word “only”. To her it is only cosmetic, but to me it is not and I’m annoyed by the cosmetic damage on the screen. Even though at the end she took the word “only” out, but the treatment i had was very disrespectful. I’m very disappointed with apple tech genius named Steph.
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