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CrownRoyal
Member
Fri Dec 01 18:01:43
My iphone died yesterday, just wasn't charging. After two hours in line in apple store, all the techs could offer me was a full reset, which i could have done myself at home. For some stupid reason my last two backups didn't work, nothing on cloud or on my laptop. I had one backup from last march. This is a second crash in a year, so I got so angry that I went and bought samsung s8. Now I have to read up on how to decouple myself from apple ecosystem, because i still have a few ipads and the whole family uses iphones. But this is not acceptable anymore, they want $1300 for the new X and I have to put up with such nonsense. Almost ten years though
CrownRoyal
Member
Fri Dec 01 18:09:54
the stupidest part happened when they reset my iphone in the apple store. Since after reset it becomes a 'new' phone, I needed to login with my apple id, and apple sends an sms with a security code. Which is fine, but i wasn't getting the code and I get locked out for "Too many attempts". I ask the techs for help and they say, "Oh, we have a really bad phone reception here, in this part of the mall, thats why you didnt get sms". How is that possible that a "phone" shop doesn't have the best phone reception out there?
Sam Adams
Member
Fri Dec 01 18:36:42
Lol. Good call. Welcome to the smart side.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Dec 01 18:40:08

Perhaps you should get a phone from a reputable company.

Sam Adams
Member
Fri Dec 01 18:46:30
Samsung is reputable
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Dec 01 18:49:00

There you go.

hood
Member
Fri Dec 01 18:51:59
Samsung phones are barely acceptable.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Dec 01 18:55:10

Sounds like the one he has in UNacceptable.

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Dec 01 18:56:26

And just think.

He had to stand in line 48 hours to pay a $1000 for it.

jergul
large member
Fri Dec 01 19:52:42
Huawai is extremely good bang for buck.
jergul
large member
Fri Dec 01 19:53:02
wei*
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Dec 01 20:15:51
"they want $1300 for the new X"

You could also get the new iPhone 8 for less.. "From $34.50/mo. with the iPhone Upgrade Program. Or pay now from $699."

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"I get locked out for "Too many attempts""

Were you trying to get past that screen even without the code, or were you requesting new codes while using the old codes or something?

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"How is that possible that a "phone" shop doesn't have the best phone reception out there?"

Most phone shops would love to have signal repeaters, but the reality is that malls and high-vis places usually have thick walls/floors/ceilings or high insulation between stores, which makes it kind of difficult to guarantee reception. Apple stores do have their own wi-fi, and I'm sure that you noticed a screen that offered you the option to have the code e-mailed to you rather than texted (actually I think that email is the default?). Even if you couldn't get the code received via email via the phone that you were trying to unlock, Apple stores have about 50 display devices that can be used to check your email.

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I get that this thread was just venting, but I thought it would be fun to respond while pretending that it wasn't ;D
Dukhat
Member
Fri Dec 01 21:07:32
Samsung sucks too or did you not remember their exploding phones. I've had nothing but good experiences with Apple.

My 2012 Macbook Pro Retina died out of warranty and they offered me a flat $250 rate to repair it. They replaced my motherboard, faulty hard-drive, and even my screen which had developed a white spot for a flat fee. Not too shabby.

Next time buy applecare if it's that important to you.

Disclaimer: I own a note 4 with a custom Rom.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Dec 01 21:58:18

Well, La Di-Da-Di-Doo.



Forwyn
Member
Fri Dec 01 22:07:45
S8 and Note 8 beat iX in virtually every category. Both cheaper. And neither explode.

http://www...-is-the-better-business-phone/
Dukhat
Member
Fri Dec 01 23:18:18
I forgot samsung was good to me to. My phone died and I sent it in 2 years out of warranty. It cost about 60 flat for a repair and they replaced the motherboard and the screen. The screen was about 3 years old and showing some very minor tinting before like all aging oled's do. So not too shabby.

Still going to the apple store is quicker ... as long as you have money.
kilo
Member
Fri Dec 01 23:41:41
Bought the S8 plus earlier this year. Very good phone.
kilo
Member
Fri Dec 01 23:42:25
This might be the last phone I get for at least 2 years. Phone prices are getting ridiculous.

1000 bucks for a phone? Pass
hood
Member
Sat Dec 02 01:43:39
I paid less than 500 for my OnePlus 5.
Paramount
Member
Sat Dec 02 02:09:55
Hot Rod
Revved Up Fri Dec 01 18:40:08

Perhaps you should get a phone from a reputable company




Yeah, don’t buy American. It is crap.
jergul
large member
Sat Dec 02 04:43:09
In other great news - I bought iphones for the girls for xmas. First time I have ever purchased Apple products.

SEs.

Bits and pieces are falling off their Sonys. A hard 2.5 years for those cellphones.
McKobb
Member
Sat Dec 02 05:40:20
Fuck apple!
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sat Dec 02 11:51:46

paramounted - Yeah, don’t buy American. It is crap.


ERR...

The phones are made in China.

The Children
Member
Sat Dec 02 12:02:26
huawei mate 10 suckas...

babam!!!

Paramount
Member
Sat Dec 02 12:16:33
Hot rod,

The brand is American. The company is American.

You said it yourself that your friend CrownRoyal should ”get a phone from a reputable company.”

So obviously, Apple isn’t good enough for you.
The Children
Member
Sat Dec 02 12:24:59
niggas, u was fooled!

lmao how dumb r u bitches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdip1LXpaqQ

this is the shit now.
its made in China. the best of the very best. its superior 2 any iphone or motorola or blackberries.

look at it. so shiny!


CrownRoyal
Member
Mon Dec 04 13:11:33
after a few days with my new S8, I am ambivalent about the switch. Very good looking, powerful machine tbs, maybe I just need some time to get used to android, after a decade with ios
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