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thelem-again wrote:Need some help.
I have a late 2015 Macbook Pro I bought directly from apple that I use 95% time at home (aka plugged in which is my fault as I didn't condition the battery)
Recently I've noticed that the macbook no longer closes flush. Which I have determined is as a result of a swollen battery.
Does iWorld replace batteries with original ones? Anyone has any experience with this?
Would the aluminum case be permanently deformed?
I'm really pissed about this. Because I spent $3kUSD for it and its now on year 2.
*EDIT* - Just found out that iWorld does the replacement but at a cool $4k - $5TTD
casper wrote:apple doesnt have long again tbh. we reached a point in cellular tech where companies such as 1+ offering cutting edge features and specs for just a fraction of the cost of the flagships from veteran brands like apple and samsung...apple refuses to stay competitive with their pricing...$1000 USD for a monitor stand? sighz,,,
Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:casper wrote:apple doesnt have long again tbh. we reached a point in cellular tech where companies such as 1+ offering cutting edge features and specs for just a fraction of the cost of the flagships from veteran brands like apple and samsung...apple refuses to stay competitive with their pricing...$1000 USD for a monitor stand? sighz,,,
Apple is more than just a phone, it's an entire ecosystem.
The monitor stand for US$1K is for a monitor and computer that is not for the average user.
When you spec a Mac Pro, it's either that $1K extra for a stand is neither here nor therefor you, or you will be using a VESA mount in a professional studio anyway.
it's like saying that's the end of Bugatti because a set of tyres for a Veyron is US$30K.
That's for Veyron owners to worry about.
Duane understand what I trying to say about the iPhone being basically at the core of the eco system...an Apple watch is unusable without an iPhone..you also don't take pics from an iPad...you can but realistically who does that? You don't take pics from your MacBook neither...a big feature of the apple TV is the ability to mirror what's on your iOS device onto your tv...again, iPhone also plays a role here not to mention that majority of persons with an older model apple TV uses their iPhone as the remote instead of the remote itself.Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:The Apple ecosystem is the iPhone, Watch, iPad, iMac or Macbook, iCloud, Apple Music, Apple TV, HomeKit, iOS, MacOS, iPadOS etc etc etc and a number of continuity features built into the operating systems that bind them all together.
It's a walled garden yes, but it's a big garden.
If someone is using an iPhone only and not using any of the other things in the ecosystem then they are only experiencing a fraction of what that iPhone can do, so to them they might as well have any other 1+ or Galaxy or whatever the new shiny phone is. A popup camera or curved screen will mean more to them than answering a phone call or text on your ipad or computer cause your phone in a next room, or copying text on your computer and pasting it on your phone. Changing phones to them would be a non-issue. That's not who Apple is developing for. It's not perfect, but their innovation isn't only with device hardware.
I recently started phasing out my ecosystem for the past 3+ years actually, I only have like a backup iPhone, airport and iPad now.j.o.e wrote:I agree with Duane about the ecosystem and that keeps users like myself in. But we are from a older generation and to some extent have the income to continue in the Apple ecosystem. I think if I were a 14 -21 year old non American I wouldn’t look at an Apple device. So over time this could cause problems for Apple
casper wrote:i've had a string of unusual bad luck with my last 4 ios devices which made me question if Apple is really still buttery smooth / a seamless exp....iphone 6+ - W key stop work on the keypad.. took it numerous places they said its some touch problem on the board itself that is a common problem with 6+...was a costly thing to repair...sold phone as is for rel small money.
iphone 7+...got slightly bent with regular in and out of pocket use...i take real good care of my devices and that phone was no exception...dunno how the heck that got bent but it just happened...google'd iphone 7 plus bend gate and saw alot of vids showing how easy it was to bend those things...
8 plus...randomly started shutting off in my pocket...reached a point where when it shut off it wasnt powering back on,,,a few days after it sometimes would magically power on on it's own. again, it was a costly fix and a 3 week wait from a repair shop that specializes at fixing apple products.......
iphone X...phone was starting to slow down like if ram was gettin full up and only way to get back to regular perfornance was to restart the phone with a hard reset...had an airport extreme too that constanly started disconnecting my stuff from wifi...so yea...i had enough of this "buttery smooth" apple experience... :-/
l33t2 wrote:Were you buying brand new phones or refurbished? I never had a bad experience with a new iOS device and I've bought many. But the two times I got refurbished phones, I had an issue with sticking (later found out it was due to some cheap knock-off display) and the 2nd refurb had an issue with random restarts. Both were cheap iPhone 6 or 6s devices.
napster wrote:Anyone knows where can I get HomeKit switches ?
pugboy wrote:all my past android phones started to run sluggish and needed to be reinstalled
just like windows pc's
I still use a windows 7 machine at home and even though there are minimal applications installed it does the same
windows has done this from the beginning of time and I refuse to buy another PC or reinstall.
If I buy another PC it will be a mac, most of my friends who have gone to Mac have not looked back.
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