No company is perfect but out of the big ones – I still feel like Apple is trying the hardest around these types of issues.
Facebook Removing Onavo VPN From App Store After Apple Says It Violates Data Collection Policies – Mac Rumors:
Update: Apple provided the following statement on the removal of Onavo: We work hard to protect user privacy and data security throughout the Apple ecosystem. With the latest update to our guidelines, we made it explicitly clear that apps should not collect information about which other apps are installed on a user’s device for the purposes of analytics or advertising/marketing and must make it clear what user data will be collected and how it will be used.
Totally agree with this one.
I have had 2 new phones that had a issue with a week of buying and both times I had to wait many days and use a loaner phone in the meantime.
Brand new phones. And then I am handed a loaner.
I also get sick of the – we can’t just give you a new phone cause you didn’t buy the phone from apple you bought it from your carrier. Yeah – dumbass. That is how most people get their new phones.
Apple freaking prints bags of money on demand. One would think if I just buy a new phone and it breaks within days that I would much prefer to be handed a new phone rather than wait to get it fixed.
I also know the scale of apple is immense but they have enough cash to solve this.
One suggestion I have is to get off of the 3rd party repair centers and open proper apple repair/warranty offices in each town and keep them separate from the apple store. It’s not the same problem to be honest and why combine it?
Regardless. Apple is a rich company – it’s sad to see them half ass after sales support.
The Apple I Knew… – 500ish Words:
Maybe from a bottom-line perspective it is! But I’m suggesting that there are other things that are perhaps more important than the bottom-line. Some of these things are tangible (customer experience!) some are intangible (customer delight!) — but they all not only add up, but compound to create another insanely happy customer who will never leave your ecosystem. That’s the kind of thing money can’t buy, so I’d imagine it’s certainly worth waiving a $290 repair fee for a device you’re about to deprecate.
Anyway, again, I know I sound a little silly complaining about this. But I also know this is not an isolated incident. And so I’d just implore Apple not to lose sight of their roots here. To sweat the small stuff. To remember that a trillion dollar market cap didn’t just come from people buying $1,000+ phones for the hell of it. They bought them and continue to buy them for a reason. And a big reason is increasingly being overlooked…
What I wonder is in today’s climate – where the big, like Apple, keep getting bigger. Will anyone in our generation have the audacity to try to make another Apple. My guess is not. As a VC – I would probably doubt it is possible due to the strength of FAANG for example.
Apple Is Worth $1 Trillion; 21 Years Ago It Was on the Brink of Bankruptcy – The New York Times
Last year’s pick was Netflix. Makes sense – the operating system video.
Now he is picking Spotify – essentially the operating system for audio. Makes sense, and this is why they shouldn’t mess around with video at all.
It’s kind of pathetic that Apple takes a hard line to dealing with something when they clearly have made a mistake.
The evidence is fairly overwhelming at this point and if Apple were to own the issue – it wouldn’t have to turn into a class action.
Apple hit with class action suit over MacBook, MacBook Pro butterfly switch keyboard failures
The attention to details in their software never ceases to amaze me.
Panic Blog » The 2017 Panic Report
Yeah – Apple blew this one.
They could have made a cool home kit with mesh, music, stuff to control devices, manage updates and manage kids/home.
All with easy setup and management built into Apple hardware.
Daring Fireball: ‘ErrorPort’
Article pretty much nails it.
Buy kid a Chromebook – one login via setup and everything done. My son has google docs, some storage and what this article also misses is with his google login he had easy access to the other tools that he might use. Apple doesn’t have that since they are nowhere near the scale in logins that are used to login to other sites.
This article also doesn’t cover the other tools – recently I noticed the Singapore classroom switch from Edmondo over to Google classroom.
Which of course just sits over the top of google drive and google docs.
Apple makes great hardware but the student version of the laptop I bought my soon was 300 bucks. No pencil needed.
On Apple, Love Letters and Educators – Oh My Pizza Blog
I have never gotten the whole Tim Cook is not a great CEO meme – just look at the numbers and try to defend that stance.
Apple’s current spate of longevity is amazing to me.
Why Apple Is The World’s Most Innovative Company