Genius bar not honest
I need to replace the ear phone and be rejected. The staff wrote a report of physical dent and there is no dent on it. The right set of ear phone had not been working before any damage but I just did not want to bother if I can hear with the let side and the another party still can hear me. The staff is rude and dishonest without any objectivity. I regret so much brought Iphone pro max. will definitely change to another brand for my next phone.
Iv never waited so long for someone to take my money
I was told I needed a phone replacement and then waited for 2 hrs for someone to replace my phone. What was the wait for ? It only took 2 minutes to actually replace the phone
History with Apple macbook, imac & iphone.
Since 2010 I have paid Apple $18,100aud and this has been my experience.
For background I own & operate an IT business that covers office setups, repairs, creative design, marketing...etc. Not a noob, definately annoyed. I'll list these newest to oldest:
- Macbook 2019 16" (max spec): Endless bugs and issues related to the T2 security chip, including restarts, freezes, screen glitching and audio popping. All to do with T2 doing things the intel chip is meant to and Apple haven't developed it properly....yet. These bugs are with all the machin...es. Unsuable in a professional setting and looking online there's waves of returns already. Mine's 3 weeks old and all I've done is debug it and get value out of my AppleCare+. $7000aud - Macbook Pro 2016 13" (no touch bar): 2 keyboard replacements (one in first 2 weeks) with light use and device clean as possible, hardly leaving the house. 2.5 years after owning it, Apple issue a recall for a faulty battery. I visit their website, serial is part of the faulty batch. Book it in for replacement, refused as "it was fine". Battery expands a week later, Apple remove serial number from serviceable devices and tell me they won't touch it. Supplying me with a factory defect then a staff memeber taking it upon themselves to decide my machine is fine cause it looks clean without testing cost me a computer. Thanks Apple. $2500aud - iPhone X 256gb: Touch screen issue on purchase, instant replacement. $1800aud
Poor customer service in regards to issues with iPhone X
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* Ive had this issue with my iPhone X since I purchased it in July 2018. I addressed the issue when I returned from holidays in November. They ran tests, completely reset my phone and even changed the speaker over 2 visits to the Apple store (2 hour drive away). After being assigned to [name removed] from senior Apple support with the software engineers working on the issue, I was promised a fix with the software update in January. It did nothing. I contacted [name removed] in Feb and she never resp...onded to my calls or emails. Ive recently contacted Apple again and they have not helped me. These senior Apple advisors included [names removed]... again, all of who disappear after contact. Ive even tried to return it to Officeworks (where I purchased it) and they dont have a loan phone while they send mine off for diagnostics and repairs. Apple want me to do another diagnostic test, even though they have 2 from November and a video of my phone playing up. Apparently this isnt enough proof. I will upload the video to YouTube at some point over the weekend. * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw0FP1kP5eo And here it is! Proof is in the pudding. Latest diagnostic test today showed nothing. But clearly, as shown here, there is a fault in the software. Head to this link if you have the same issues... but be warned Apple remove anything like my message above. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8601375 And if you buy a phone from Officeworks (Australia) be warned they don't offer loan phones in the case they need to send your phone away for repair, even though it's in warranty.
poor customer service
Today called the customer service line at Chadstone to inquire what interest free options are available to purchase an i phone. Reply was to ask latitude or the bank for the details , was unable to tell what interest free periods are available response was "go and ask the bank" . and the line was abruptly cut off. I called back but unfortunately the same person spoke to me and again terminated the phone line.on the 3rd attempt a different sales person spoke and he was helplessly helpful as he was unable to find a manger to talk to me. But af...ter going to and fro (presumed he spoke to some one) ,i was informed someone will call me back. Since i preferred to speak to some one at apple to call me at a time more suitable to me the sales person again appeared to to hold a number of conversations with another person before i was told to contact at a certain time. Apple products are good but the customer service at the local store is very poor It is good to try out the product at the store but when it comes to purchasing on interest free option i find the service is very poor in the end i didn't purchase the product
4 attempts to get a phone on a plan. Still no luck.
Have been in to the store 4 times to upgrade a phone and plan. 1st time the system was down, second time Telstra system not working, third time there was inadequate time to process the 30 minute application even though the store was open for another 40 minutes and fourth time there was no Telstra contract expert in store.... on a Friday evening. Horrible experience at Highpoint Apple. First ios 13 and now this. For the first time in almost 10 years I am contemplating going over to Samsung.
Horrendous! Apple GENIUS Deleted 8 Years Worth of Data Including All My Photos.
Went in the George Street Apple Store with a faulty display of iPhone X. During the process, the Apple GENIUS Technician I was handed over to asked me if I had backed up my data. I said no. He then said: well I can see that it was last backed up 2 weeks ago; if you have time I can back it up now. To which I advised that I was not in a rush and happy to wait. I said: to be honest, I dont care about messages, I only care about my photos.
My daughter is now 12 years old. All photos and videos of her and our special moments together over the las...t 8 years are now gone forever. No longer in my iCloud account (I thought the purpose of an iCloud account was to store your data). Previous to this, I had upgraded phones and never had a problem with losing data. I entered the store with a very simple problem and left without over 8,000 photos. I have asked if I can recover data previously saved at ANY point, say from 2 years ago but apparently there is no data to recover as the last backup has overridden everything. I have been offered no compensation whatsoever. My response from the Apple software team over the phone has been that data backup is the customers responsibility. I appreciate that, however I didnt override or delete anything. I wrongly put my trust in an Apple Genius Technician. Jesus Christ if they dont know what settings your phone should be on and how to safely backup your data, then how do they expect the average customer to.
Terrible customer service
I visited the Apple store in Robina, Gold Coast on few occasions. The staff are not caring, and you have to wait long to buy a product such as an accessory. I think the staff are not well trained to provide a good customer service. They just show that are busy with a small tablet they are carrying.
Get your act together Apple and start treating your repair customers with a bit of respect
I took my laptop into the Sydney Apple store today to have a battery replaced. It's a mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina, and I was advised the repair will take 7-10 days and cost $289.
How is it even remotely acceptable by any standard of customer service that a battery replacement can take so long? The price I expect, but the time to repair is unthinkable. Either they have too few staff, or they are receiving too many faulty products back for repair. Either way, this is something a customer should be shielded from.
One of the battery segments ...was swollen up like a pillow. How is it even remotely acceptable that such a poorly designed product can have such a short life span, and not be covered by a fit-for-purpose warranty? I advised them I would be commenting on the experience, and this is my first post. I don't have high expectations my next post will be any more flattering of Apple, or of their products. If they do come through within a reasonable repair time, I'll gladly update this post to reflect that. If not, I'll take more time to articulate exactly why I will not be purchasing any further Apple products, either for myself or my family.
Fake product , staff has no idea what they are talking about
Selling Apple pro max fake in Sydney while no even any warning on it is website it is really sham for Big company as Apple company so it is f
Apple repair - ridiculously long timeframes
My MacBook Air is giving the message that it needs a new battery. Apple Store Brisbane are quoting a 5 to 7 DAY turn around - yes DAYs!! not hours. Apple say they won't order in the new battery until I've brought the MacBook into the store and handed it over to a technician. I suggested they order in the battery now for next week and book a day for me to get it repaired when the battery arrives, but no, they won't do that. I can't do without the computer for that long. Ridiculously poor service. Will buy a non-Apple laptop next.
I paid $650 for an Apple Watch at Robina. Best Life I got was 4 hours a day. Took it back 4 days later. All I got was some fast talking idiot that said I needed to book a Genius Bar in two weeks time. Really? This, and I repeat, fast talking idiot, would not accept the fact that under Australian Consumer laws, I have rights.
It got to a heated argument, to the point where I said that I would get his Genius Bar, smash the watch with it, and then beat him with it. With that, the fast talking idiot got a manager. Wrath replaced. No problems now.
Why does it have to get to this? Apple at Robina need to look at their fast talking idiots and sack them
Apple Chadstone simply shocking service
We went to the Apple Chadstone store to swap our waterlogged dead 6s Plus 64 gb phone for another . I phoned first and the salesman said no problems. He said Apple could swap it over for a cost of about $460. No problem I said. On Saturday afternoon, 12 October 2019, we wasted more than an hour in a very very noisy hot store. The young lass serving us was speaking so fast and in technical terms I did not understand. She kept on about how they could do this and that. But I explained to her several times - I just want to buy or swap for a new ph...one and they kept on asking for the ID of the old phone. Why on earth would they worry about the old phone? We just kept going around and around in circles. The original 6s Plus we bought was rubbish and was swapped over for another as it was under warranty. I really think these Apple iPhones are not very good. More than $1,000.
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.
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.
- Physical store
- 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.
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.
Don’t get your phone fix here,
I was told to pick up at 3:40 waited extra 1hour until repair finished
You have to keep going back to ask the staff for updates every 15mins
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