Super fast when buying, non-existent when you require support
i bought a macbook pro and within the first 6 months I had to replace the screen and the keyboard
when the screen failed for the second time I complained and they agreed to a replacement.
Before doing that they made me spend an hour online with a technician followed by an instore examination of the computer to confirm the fault.
Following that I spoke to 3 different "senior advisors" at Apple, each time having to explain what the situation was.
They promised a courier would come to collect my MacBook in a week's time (on a Friday).
Child Mistake cost $926 - Partial Refund
On the 12th December 2020 my son had a few kids over for his birthday. Unbeknownst to me they worked out my Apple ID and made over $900 worth of purchases (50 different purchases) between 11am-5pm. I 1st noticed at 5.15pm and immediately made a dispute as it was obvious it was a mistake! There were around 50 transaction made in that time frame!
After hours on the phone I got nowhere! I though that by explaining to a human, they would understand the story is legitimate mistake.
Apple has pretty much stolen $631! It's criminal behaviour. I've bought over 20-25 devices from these people and this is how I get treated for product loyalty!! Not to mention I use them in my business!! Terrible!!
Products overpriced and do not match advertisements
After years of being a loyal customer, I am amazed at how the store responds to faulty products. I brought a brand new Apple Watch which was advertised showing a drill on the glass and not scratching. I went in the creek and somehow the face had numerous scratches to it. Took it back to the store to say it is meant to be scratch resistant and was just told, okh you hav scratched it and Refused to swap or repair. Also, my battery expanded dangerous out of warranty and was told just get a new phone. Terrible response to faulty products.
Apple services sucks ..pathetic monopoly
Apple and it’s services sucks .. pathetic monopoly .. they provide two years of warranty and their devices can’t last more than that then it will cost a fortune to repair them ..pathetic monopoly
I purchased one games package online, and received one games package. I got billed for two purchases yet apparently I was not eligible for a refund.
Won’t be buying Apple anymore. Still dodgy company
Bought phone 2 years ago and it just went out of warranty (2 months ago whilst in lockdown) and what do you know, the black screen of death appears and it now cost $600 to fix the phone!?! You’re kidding right Apple? Still up to your old tricks. Don’t trust them anymore. Went to the store and they were hopeless in helping to make a booking for repairs. Getting a Samsung now. Apple does not care for its customers. Disgusting.
Worst repair service I’ve ever talked to
I brought a pair of AirPods from Apple this time last year I had to get a new pair sent to me because I could no longer hear sound out of them, they lasted until 1 month ago where I couldn’t hear the sound out of them again so this is the second pair of AirPods I’ve had in less than a year!! I then talk to them for the last 3 weeks speaking to about 8 different people all promising me they will give me a paid upgrade and will email me or call me the following day... they never called me so I called again today to find out that my upgrade hasn’t...been approved and they never told me when they found this out... I have been waiting for 3 weeks to get sent a new product because of their 2 fault products and they never even told me they won’t send me it
- Online store
- Verified customer
MacBook Pro $5500 drama
Always had great instore service at Apple, but this Apple online service has been absolute hell. Received a non working MacBook Pro, value $5500, returned it, new one exactly same issue. Over the phone I had to repeat myself over and over again, you start by mentioning the order number, then 15 minutes later, and being the 3rd phone call about this, they ask where did you buy it? Are you serious, look on your screen. This is how serious you take a very disappointed customer who you sent two faulty products to?! I ask what's next, "we sent anot...her replacement", but we can't sent it out for another week. Not good enough. I spend a total of 2.5 hours on the phone and so far only lots of frustration to show for it but no working MacBook Pro or refund yet. Then tonight I get an email saying the courier has issues retrieving your return. This has been picked up days ago and on the Apple website it even said "with courier" this morning. When I login now, this disappeared and has been replaced with a not eligible for return 14 days passed message. What?! It has only been 5 days and you already picked it up. Such a mess and very concerned about my refund as obviously I said no to them sending out another one. Online never again!
Severely autistic toddler unknowingly bought game.
My severely autistic toddler, grandson, was playing on the wrong iPad. He loves to click everything from light switches to google searches. He didn’t realise that he bought an online game for $159.99. My iPad was out of its case and he thought it was his. After online attempts and a phone call explaining the innocent mistake, Apple refused to put it right and reimburse me. I couldn’t believe that they would treat a loyal customer, of many years, in such a heartless fashion.
Update: a week after contacting The department of Fair Trading, Apple issued a full refund. I’m pleased with the outcome and am happy that Apple came good..
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.
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.
Worst Customer Service I have ever experienced
My 12 year old daughter needed a laptop for high school so I purchased a macbook air. After 5 months, it stopped working completely. Faulty product. It took over a week to get an appointment with Apple Penrith. I arrive and they state if I show them invoice they would replace the faulty product. I went back with my receipt, they went and got new laptop, asked my daughter to pick a colour, put it in bag for us then out of no where said we can't replace your laptop as the computer won't let us. This was beyond ridiculous and I left with my fault...y product. Spoke with about 6 different Snr advisors who were meant to look after my complaint. None of them ever returned my calls or emails and I would ring back and get another snr advisor. Anyway, after 3 weeks, they finally decide to send me a new laptop through TNT which is going through China and I've been told to expect lengthy delays due to TNT's backlog (that's a whole other story). I could not just go to an apple store or get a new one sent to me from online store and pick up replacement as I was desperate as daughter was missing out on school. My daughter has now been 5 weeks without a laptop due to the product being faulty, and I still don't have it. There is no complaints process and Apple do not care one bit about customer service. Just got to accept their disgusting service. There is nothing I can do but wait. Their Snr advisors are a joke, they ignore you so you ring back and get a new Snr advisor, WORST SERVICE EVER. Replacing the faulty product should not have been this difficult. If they had of made just a little effort and showed some sort of service, I'd have a replaced laptop now.
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
The BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE at Apple Rundle Mall in Adelaide (SA)
The guys at Apple Rundle Mall store in Adelaide offer an INCREDIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE... every time I have been there and had an issue with my phone, I was taken care of. Everyone that served me was helpful and professional, kind and made me feel good about any questions I had. I own an Iphone 11, MacBook Air and an Ipad 6th generation... and I love apple products. I've had some issues with previous iphones but I must admit, every time I visited the Rundle Mall store it was a very positive experience.
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...
The service at Gineus bar is not Genius at all !!!
Worst service experienced at Apple store Perth City. One Apple rep was serving three different customer at the same time.. not consumer focused at all... had to wait...wait... and wait for hours as she was just switching between three consumers and finally ended up without any solution.... and Apple rep was insisting me to buy new product.... Soory mate! Your service sucks!! No more business with you guys.
They have no idea about what they do
After 10 days from returning an online purchase to store, I haven't received the money back into my account and have been told from my financial company that they have not even received any refund request from Apple yet.
Can’t get my iPhone fixed, no staff can help me
Make a call to Apple to book in my phone as my battery is faulty. Their option was to just keep trying as their system can’t go past 7 days. What a joke?
I’ve spent over 2 hours of my time chasing their tail. Well maybe they can chase mine, I’m so close to going over to Samsung. I understand we are in a pandemic, but I also have a business and need my phone working...
Someone please touch base with me, or Apple is over for us.
If I’m lucky my phone will work? If I’m not it won’t!!
I got my iPhone7 replaced on Feb, and then it stopped working from April again! I got a refurbished junk!! The receiver doesn’t work, and the customer support online suggests it might be a service provider or a software issue? I’m using the same service provider in another handset works perfectly fine! And voice WhatsApp both broken, how can be a software issue? And on top of that camera is not clicking! Whatever happened to apple integrity.
Not so smart
It’s some times difficult to find help, however once you do, things get easy and smooth. Apple warranty is great, no fuss of phone is under warranty you are looked after.
Questions & Answers
Don't get sucked in by Apple's Interest-free option of "Latitude". It costs $4.95 a month in fees. I am so disgusted I'm going to the Ombudsman about it.
Compare new SE wit the more expensive new pone
where can I buy a refurbished iphone in Australia zipp code 3500?When I tried to buy one online my zipp code was declared invalid [email removed] I have all Apple products.
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