Rubbish. Buy anything but an Apple computer.
The Apple desktop we bought in 2018 is the worst computer we have had! It takes 20-30 minutes to start Chrome and/or iTunes!! Imagine waiting 20 minutes to start a car...
WHAT A JOKE!
I've always stuck with apple because of the high quality and service. The ball has been dropped on both accounts with my recent apple purchase, an iMac.
1. it's so slow, I may as well have a slab of rock and a chisel
2. replacement of components - tech didn't even finish setting me up when he left leaving me without access to the computer.
3. apple tech support have been unsympathetic and mostly unhelpful
4. referred to a third party repairer for another assessment where I'm then told if nothing is deemed wrong with the machine a...
RUDE AND ARROGANT
Went to service and repair an I-Pad. Made an appointment (why was it necessary as there were only ever 3-4 other customers in the Hornsby store. At one stage there were 8 staff standing against the back wall chatting amongst themselves. The only ones working consistently were the cleaners wiping down the same desks every few minutes. The person helping me had to get several computers as some were "not working as they should" and there were faulty cords. After just 90 minutes success. It seemed like a difficult process for "an update", sti...ll what do we mere mortals understand The Manager chatted and was quite dismissive, and in many ways appeared arrogant. Advice: Make an appointment, expect to be there a while but don't expect "awesome" service. Oh, and they have zero sense of humour.
Forced to wipe phone because of bad advice
Went into Apple to purchase a phone cover. Whilst chatting with the assistant I told them I forgot my passcode but could enter the phone with the finger print. They told me not to worry, keep trying as if I got locked out I could use the passcode. Wrong. I got locked out for a minute, they said, no issue that I can enter with my finger print once the minute was up. Also wrong. Long story short, Apple had to wipe my whole phone in order to start again. Thank goodness I knew my Apple ID & could get that password. When I asked why the staff gave m...e that advice she said “oh, it’s not my area” .. so why give advice to customers if you don’t know what you’re doing?! When I relayed this to management, they said it’s not her fault because I came in with a locked phone. So she lied, to get herself out of trouble and not once did I hear an apology. Not a single sorry. Really poor service, Apple. For a multi billion dollar company, you should know better.
5days to replace a screen on iPhone 8. Wow what a joke and no option but to accept.
Classic example of company that has become too big.
Won’t be buying any more Apple products.
Not showing u how
I bought a MS office and student 2019. I installed but I couldn’t find it in my Mac. I went to the shop, the staffs said we can’t help you.
My MacBook Air which is only 13 months old wouldn’t turn on so I took it to one of the only 2 stores in Perth ( 2 million people What!).
I arrived got to find people queued up on the road outside to get in , the attendant said “oh you want a chat with somebody ? That’s a 3/4 hour wait”.
Ok I thought I’ll wander around , I came back at the appointed time only to be told “oh you have to wait another hour! “
So essentially they wanted us to wait on the road for almost two hours ! That’s the worst service I have ever had , Wow! That’s what happens when you give a multinational a virtual monopoly. Don’t buy Apple their service is crap.
Deceived at Apple Castle Tower Store
I visited Apple store at Castle Towers on the 26th July 2020 for a screen protector installation for two apple phones. The lady started placing my screen protector and I trusted she knows what she is doing. She gave me the phones back and I was surprised of how fine this screen protector is to the point that it covers my whole screen, but she smiled and said it’s always nice to have a fresh look. Two weeks later, on the 13th August 2020, my phone fell by accident and the screen broke. It’s not the first time my phone falls, and I had it for alm...ost 2 years now and always had the regular screen protector and it fell before but never for once broke. I thought maybe the damage is on the screen protector as it happened to me before and the screen protector took the hit. When I tried to remove it, it is when I realized that my phone does not has a screen protector. I was shocked and I asked my husband to try pull it out but no, nothing was there. I then went and got my other phone tried to pull the screen protector, but it wasn’t there as well. I was clearly deceived by Apple. At that point I was not concerned at all about the broken screen my frustration and anger was all because I trusted Apple as a worldwide well known company with this effortless job and I never thought for once that their employees could be so incompetent to the extend that they screw up on fitting a screen protector and all this time I was under the impression that I had one fitted! I went back to the store on Thursday 13th August, asked to speak to the store manager, a lady came to me, I explained what happened and mentioned clearly that the other lady did attempt to install my screen protector but it seems like she thought she did or it went wrong! She said they need to investigate the CCTV camera which I 100% supported. She came back saying it shows on the camera the lady was fitting it, which is not what I’m arguing because I mentioned from the minute I walked into the store that I was there and she did attempt to fit it but it seems like when she pulled the upper film she pulled the whole screen protector out with it. She then said she’ll demonstrate to me how a screen protector is placed. While she did it I stopped her at the point where the lady might have gone wrong, and I explained what happened exactly and she should go back to her recordings and check closely if the screen protector is actually on the phone after she was done. She refused claiming they already did, and she is happy to demonstrate it the way the lady did it to show me I’m wrong. When she started fitting it, that’s when the screen protector started to pull out with her, but because she is aware of the situation she stopped, gave it a push and then pulled the upper film. When I pointed this out, she said that could happen but not with two phones. I told her it’s the same lady who did both so it could be that she pulled it hard both times, and asked her how can she be so sure and demanded that I see the recording, she said she can’t show me the recording and she can’t be so sure of what happened because she wasn’t there at the time but because I’m saying it happened with both phones that’s why she knows 100% it’s impossible. In short, she was telling me you are lying indirectly. She then asked how she can help me because she can’t see they hold any responsibility and said they are happy to repair my screen at my own cost. I told her it’s not my mistake that my screen is full of scratches because of their incompetence, she said the scratches don’t matter and she can’t be sorry for that since the screen is broken now. I told her this could have been avoided if I had a screen protector on she said this regular screen protector does not protect the screen from breakage, I told her yes but it could have prevented it or at least prevent the scratches. And I told her I can’t believe I’m actually saying this but I’m happy the screen broke because if it didn’t and I didn’t attempt to remove the screen protector I would have never known that I never had one on both phones. She then said they can’t be held responsible for anything and she is 100% sure the screen protectors were fitted which means I’m making this up to have my phone repaired. I honestly couldn’t care less about the screen or the phone but the fact that this happened at an Apple store and how they are willing to rip-off customers Infront of their faces and not honor their staff incompetency is just disappointing and clearly shows how cheap they are becoming. I’m not sure if it’s only this branch but beware people check your things before you leave, take receipts and even videos if you have to, don’t trust the staff at the Castle Towers branch. They could easily scam you with sweet talk and you walk out not knowing what is awaiting you if you come back or complain of something. Seems like they are masters or rip-off. This is now with the NSW Fair Trading and I'll take it as far as I could because for me it's not the phone or screen it's the concept that I was deceived then made a liar at an Apple Store.
Don’t be fooled by the free Apple TV subscription
Purchased an Apple TV told I also get free Apple
Tv subscription for twelve months can watch all movies and tv content free
Watched three movies and was charged tried to get it sorted by Apple and they kept brushing off
Total rip off BUYER BEWARE
Very Rude Customer Service
The first visit they kept my MacBook and stated they could not find the issue with my trackpad. They did a complete reboot of the computer. When I collected the MacBook I was not shown that the computer was working and was just handed the MacBook. When I reached home and switched on the computer I saw the trackpad was still not working. I returned the next day and handed the computer back. When I went to pick it up they returned the computer without the case. I called and spoke to Jane, who at first stated that Apple doesn't take cases but then...confirmed that the case was in store. When I told her how frustrated I was with the whole experience as I had made 3 trips in three days to the store, her response was - "We cant ship the case back to you. You should be thankful that we did not charge you anything to repair the computer. A train ride to Penrith from Blacktown takes only 20 minutes." I was amazed at her response and will never recommend anyone to this apple store in Penrith. Made me feel as if they were doing me a favour when the work on y MacBook was covered by Consumer Law Warranty. Never go to this store to repair your computer. The only reason I went there was because Castle Towers were booked out. The store Manager, Darren was covering up the bungle his staff made the first time I went there and was not helpful either. This Jane should not be working in customer service!
I bought a macbook and it constantly crashed
It works right up untill warranty experies, apple doesn't actually carea bout customers, they only want your money, once my warranty experied the macbook randomly shut down every hour. After seeing an apple technician they said it was a write-off and I would have to buy another. This is just a complete scam, do NOT buy apple products.
They consistently lie to you about your phone.
Apple them self are probably the worst and narcissistic company that is out there,Ive spent weeks trying to get data from a phone. As it was important and was told by Apple it isn't possible!, Turns out it is. I went to a 3rd party store and they had it repaired in 2 hrs they completely board swapped the chips and my data was saved.
I was not satisfied by the apple store customer service due to me going there to repair my phone and had booked a day to fix my phone I was not allowed to go in the store nor was allowed time to get my phone checked and they had gave me a limited time to get a new phone which I was not there for and was told that I had a remaining time of 15 minutes to pick a new phone and get out which caused an argument between me and the employee as for the employees there were disrespectful and rude. Would never go back there.
They are just trying to make people fool
One of the worst experience I have ever had. Don’t ever believe in the discount they offer. These people think they are the only smartest people exists. We never asked for any discounts then, I don’t understand why they act like giving discounts and charge more in return. Disgusting.
Apple and Support Joke
Tell you a joke with exprienceing Apple.
My Apple phone clock is always behind
Even With Auto set by network!!
On line support couldn't do anything, even connecting remotely about 1:30-2 hours.
The system update shows there is not any available software.
And is funny with apple that, online support said, in fact there is one higher update, but your phone cannot detect it, and no manual possibility. Is not funny.
Local shop even funnier with Corona,
A jam off people in the queue start (10 in a SM), then with 20-30 meter of queue the distance 5-...
Horrible horrible service, i will never buy from apple again. my camera on my iPhone is not working, been on the phone with apple for weeks trying to get a appointment, finally managed to make one last week, today i show up to my surprise that a appoint was never made, asked the guy if i could line up he said no and that i could not wait as there is not enough time today. i will be getting a refund for my iPhone under the Australian law, screw apple
There was no 0 star option
Wish i found this page earlier !!!
200% true 1 star reviews!!!
Worst customer service ever.. that's the reason i sold my IPhone 11 pro after only couple months after purchase.
Lost so much money but i thought my peace is worth much more.
Gone back to Samsung/Android
I'm now happier than ever!!!
Absolutely Terrible Customer Service
Apple has the worst customer service I have ever experienced.
My 1.5 year old 2018 MacBook air randomly died on me without me dropping it or anything so I went to the genius bar to figure out what’s happening. The consultant said “it just happens sometimes,” pretty much admitting that their products are trash in quality. After that, he quoted me $850 to get it fixed. Eight hundred and fifty dollars for an issue that I played no part in. He also said it is out of warranty so he can’t do anything about it. I was extremely frustrated so I called a...
30 years of Apple and now I am thinking of other options
I bought a 7th generation iPad which I use just for my Sonos. I picked it up the other day, fingers underneath thumb on top and it cracked where my thumb was. I only bought this recently and use it rarely. I booked an appointment at Macmedic and they told me I should take in to the Apple store because they had to prepay to send it in, amount $518 which is about what I paid for the new unit at Officeworks.
I went into the shop and they said I could come back in 3 hours or book an appointment for a week away. I said that I could do neither.They s...
NEVER BUY APPLE
Took a laptop for repairs and they said would fix flickering screen for no cost! Get a call a few days later telling they found the screen was not faulty so a board had to be changed at a cost of $600! The criminals just suck u in to leave the unit there and pluck some ridiculous figure from there backsided to make extra money! Pack of criminals! Apple has made me sick! I urge anyone not to buy their overpriced rubbish that last no more than 3 years!
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