The National goes undercover to investigate some of Apple's controversial business practices including allegations of overpriced repair charges and the battery/slowdown scandal.
Chinese brands?? I lost apple 3.5 mm to lightning adapter twice. First time it was not available with online and offline partner stores and had to a long wait for apple to restock plus multiple visits to stores. Second time - it was again just not available. And this isn’t a spare. It is an accessory that is required.I currently have a iPhone 7 & a 2018 Macbook Pro. I just pray to god that nothing wrong happens to both of these devices.
But then why did I buy Apple products?
Because its the same story for all manufacturers. Once you buy a product and it needs service, they would quote some amount that would make buying a new device cheaper.
At least for Apple Genius bar in the US, there have been many positive cases too where they repaired or replaced out-of-warranty devices or cracked screens for free.
In India that's a totally different story. The 3rd party authorised service centre refused to repair my dead iPhone 5s that was in warranty just because it had a minor dent on its metal frame.
Same happened for my Lenovo laptop. There were white pixels on the display but they refused to repair it under warranty as "company policy needs a minimum number of pixels to be white to be acceptable as a defect".
Before that I lost 20k on motherboard replacement of aa 52k Sony Vaio laptop which again failed after 6 months with the same issue as before. I had to drag them to consumer court but they kept appealing for more time and at last I gave up because I had to relocate to a different city due to my job.
And don't get me started on these cheap Chinese phone brands. One of my friend had to get his micro-usb connecter fixed for his Mi phone under warranty. After being without his phone for a week, the service center returned it un-repaired because "parts were not available". The same was done in 10 minutes in a repair shop for ~Rs. 150.
Hah, and who will enforce it.I would not be very surprised if they soon find some means to attack personal level resale of Apple products. Wait for it.
Might be an oversight. I've not found people who are generally pro apple to have any problems with him. In fact they agree with himHe was caught in a Reddit post where he admitted that those parts were not OEM but from third party as he claimed in the video
Dont get me wrong any product should be able to be repaired anywhere but this guy is little shady.
Does not look like an oversight to me.Hah, and who will enforce it.
You have a product i want to buy. Mutual consent. Done! in cash. no receipts.
The govt got no tax out of that transaction and you want to tell me apple has more power than them
Warranty is out of the question anyway as it isn't transferable.
It's called right of first sale and apple can't do a thing about it.
Might be an oversight. I've not found people who are generally pro apple to have any problems with him. In fact they agree with him
ok, there is no over sight there. Gist i got was he imported seconds. What i don't understand is why US customs seized the shipment ?Does not look like an oversight to me.