iPads have short life span!
The first iPad I purchased stopped working after 3 years of occasional use then the second iPad stopped being charged after 2.5 years of random use. When I attended to Apple Genius Bar each time, I was told no reparable reasons were found. I was explained the devices were possibly no longer matched with new iOS software updates. So are we supposed to buy Apple iPads everytime when new models are coming out? No I will stop buying new iPads.
Yes, Apple devices you own at home are remotely controlled by Apple via iOS updates. So if you don’t upd...ate iOS the devices won’t work properly but if you do regular updates, your devices might not be matched with new iOS. The final outcome is you regularly buy new Apple devices every few years. Apple immediately deleted my above questions and discussion in Apple community.
Why buy from Apple?
I went in to Apple to buy a new phone. I stated to Apple employee I wanted to buy a new phone. She replied, “I need to add you to the shopping list.” I asked, “How long will that take?” She replied “About 15 minutes.” So I left.
If I went to another store like Officeworks or JB, they would grab the phone, ring it up, then I’d leave. That’s it. But at Apple it has to be an event. So why even buy the product from Apple - especially if it means waiting 15 minutes? What’s the point?
Terrible waiting time with appointment.
I was waiting over 1 hr with a appointment at 12pm. The whole system todo with customers waiting is terrible..do not get a appointment ! Do wait in line because with a appointment you will be in the same line as everyone else and you wasted your day waiting around. I purchased a laptop $1500 but treated outside the store unfairly .The 3 team members found it funny when I argued my point.outside staff unprofessional. highpoint store vic. ( buy online )
It doesn't need to be this way
The easy part was placing the order for an iPhone online and opting to pick up from the local store. Chose the 15 minute slot before 5pm, and now wait for the text/email telling you it's ready to collect. Store closes at 5:30 and still no text at 5pm. So, hoof it down to the store. The "greeter" on the door can't help but make a clever remark as he asks for photo id. You're told to wait outside while they go get your new iPhone. Some welcome eh? Out comes the guy with the phone. Hands it to you, no words of thanks. Off you go mate.
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I bought a new iPad Mini 2 and I am still waiting for it after 5 weeks! Very poor service, Apple really needs to step up its customer service. Very disappointing! Please step up your game!
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.
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 $159.99. My iPad was out of its case and he thought it was his. After online attempts and a phone call explaining the innocent mistake, Apple refused to put it right and reimburse me. I couldn’t believe that they would treat a loyal customer, of many years, in such a heartless fashion.
Update: a week after contacting The department of Fair Trading, Apple issued a full refund. I’m pleased with the outcome and am happy that Apple came good..
2019 MacBook very disappointing.
Have been using Apple MacBooks and software for over ten years and always been happy. The current model is a flimsy, unreliable and inadequate. Will be moving away from Apple.
Even more expensive for even less!
I have recently purchased the very expensive new iPad Pro 12.9 inch as I require it for my work in using this device for one hour I have discovered they provide nothing with it except a charger no USB cable I cannot connect to my computer without spending more money as they’ve changed the port again! The Apple Pencil 2 that is required for this iPad as you cannot use the 1st gen you do not get extra tips as provided with the first gen and it’s over 100$ more overall I am very disappointed Apple products have become more and more expensive with almost no real worth in return and seems designed to simply get you to spend more money and for a billion dollar company this is disgusting and I’m over it.
Hardware issue outside of warranty- sent to store for a fix which was to be told buy a full price new IPhone.
Have been speaking with the Apple techs now for weeks about my iPhone 8s plus restarting during phone calls. Till the point they said you need your your phone checked in store as we have done all tests possible over the phone. After waiting weeks for an appointment, I was told by the tech after a 3 minute check of my case file that there’s nothing they can do since this is a hardware issue. Only then did they tell me my iPhone was also out of warranty and the only solution was to buy a new iPhone. Wish they had told me over the phone and not wa...sted my time. Very disappointed with the experience. No discounts for new phone offered despite this being a hardware issue outside of my control and I’m certain I was sent to apple as a marketing ploy to get me to buy a new phone.
Very slow service due to poor equipment.
Today at the Sydney Broadway shop I traded in an I Phone 7 for an 11. Deal went well, then I tried to fix my watch 2. It cannot be updated, only 2 years old. Crazy
I decided to trade it in for a new watch. It took 2 hours to work out how to cancel the old watch. I had to renter my information and sign five times.
Once resolved,then the shop had to use 3 devices to make the payment. My poor dog was waiting.
The service provider was helpful. I asked for some water as we were there 4 hours in a heat wave, Apple does not have water, crazy.
I complained to the Broadway store manager, he just looked at me, no comment.
Poor service from Apple.
I do like my new phone and watch.
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
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
Not a good experience.
Whilst the Apple AU online store is easy to use, my saved shopping bag was erased so I had to re-stock that first. All the items I looked at said "next day delivery" if ordered before 2 or 4pm, including the iMac.
Upon checkout and payment, I find that the accessories will come next day and the iMac in up to Eight Days! Well, it is the night of next day and no accessories so I am wondering when the hell the iMac is going to arrive. They also use Startrak who are Aust Post and will deliver to a post box but Apple won't accept a PO box. ...
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.
Questions & Answers
Will Apple users be so broke from their faulty Apple products that they will soon have online help groups where they swap parts and cry into each other’s coffee about being suckers?
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.
The loan is interest free, however the monthly fee of $4.95 is commonplace in the finance insider for all loans, both small and large (even zipper do this).
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