As I rummaged through the news today I figured out it might be time to clean out my RSS news reader list. I need a good dose of news, all the techno-industry highlights, Apple stuff, of course, but there are far too many disjointed rumblings and grumblings about problems that do not really exist.
Apple has a keyboard problem? Check. Apple’s Mac Pro is too expensive even for pros? Check. ‘I dread going to the Apple Store?’ Uh, no. Unless you dread eating, or dread bathing, or dread laughter and life. The Apple Store is where you go to, 1) check out Apple gear, 2) buy Apple gear, 3) get support from techies more genius than most of us, 4) get free training.
See? What’s bad about that?
Since Apple opened its first store, I’ve lived in three parts of the country: central New Jersey, central Florida, and central Oregon. In Florida where I lived, and now in Oregon, the drive to the Apple Store is an hour and a half.
Choose wisely? Do you utter similar complaints about how far away your doctor, dentist, Walmart, or airport is from where you live? No. Why not? Writing crapola about nonsensical Apple problems makes money.
When my wife and I went to buy our iPhone 6s Pluses a few years ago, the trip took three hours on the road plus four hours in the store due to the wait and fussing time at the store.
Apple Store can get crowded certain days of the week and if you don’t want the drive, the parking, the walking, the crowds, and the wait, use Apple.com. I’ve done exactly that for my last three iPhone updates, one iPad, and a recent MacBook Air. I might get something new from Amazon because they deliver the next day (mostly) and have prices less than Apple Store.
When we went to get replacement batteries for our phones, it took one round trip of five hours to replace the batteries, and then another round trip of about five hours to replace the phone they broke when they tried to replace the battery.
Sad. Too bad there is no USPS, UPS, FedEx service where you live, David. So, what would you do if there were no Apple Stores? Just asking.
Anyway, David found a plan online that Apple could or should or must immediately adopt or face the consequences of extinction. Hey, it happened to CompUSA.
Failure to do that will result in some number of customers avoiding the Apple Store, and more finding themselves in Apple Store hell. It’s not an enjoyable experience.
A number? What number?
Enough of the caterwauling and woe is me from technology journalists who figured out it takes less time to complain than it does to analyze a compelling issue write about something worthwhile to readers.