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News Apple sued over iPhone 3G

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 Aug 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I'm going to try and give a crap that it doesn't connect to 3G all the time, but please, bear with me. It could take a while.

    I hate pointless lawsuits.

    I wonder if anyone has sued a company because their porn didn't make them happy in the pants.
     
  3. Venares

    Venares New Member

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    Its America, so probbly.
    With all that said I've not realy had any 3G problems with mine at all, though I could just be one of the lucky few.
     
  4. ParaHelix.org

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    Apple, Apple, Apple, just when will you learn. While we are on the unfortunate topic of Apple I might as well note the problems in which its software is creating in the Windows Vista enviroment. I know a lot of people out there are getting the "Multiple Netowrks" bug when ever they start up Vista, this stops you from accessing the internet and the only quick fix in Vista is to disable and then re-enable your network connection...every time you reboot. However I have finally found the source of this "bug" and it lays deeply in the heart of Apples sneekily installed "Bonjoir" networking software which gets installed with iTunes (without user permission I must add, Apple). So, if you are getting this bug all you have to do is uninstall the Bonjoir software from "Windows Add/Remove software" and WALLAR! no more messing with your network connection.

    Hope this helped some of you guys,
    many thanks, ParaHelix.org
     
  5. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    porn doesnt promise to make you happy in the pants though....and i agree with her, its come to point where i dont use the net on my iphone unless i have a wireless connection. Whilst you think its petty, it may atleast make the coders work overtime in fixing the problem as i'm disapointed on key aspects of the iphone where it is meant to perform, afterall, looking nice will only go soo far.

    peace

    fatman
     
  6. Solidus

    Solidus Superhuman

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    it doesnt connect to the 3G network all the time on mine either and the typing lag is STILL there.
    Apps crash on startup and close again to the home screen, even safari web pages close when they struggle to open to the home screen.
    Also I never use to have call failures or that much problems with the signal but the 3g networks signal strength has dropped immensley and iv had 3-4 dropped calls since the update.

    It has bugs and they do need to be addressed. I hope this suit will kick them into action.
     
  7. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    maybe the current campaign was a cover up for: "Twice as slow, for double the price"
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    and don't forget cracked back cover, thicker iphone.

    but in UK, where there is no EDGE, it seems 3G iphone is a better buy with contracts. but without contracts, even at £200, original iPhone 8GB is a fantastic buy compared to the £400 3G iPhone 8GB.
     
  9. Buzzons

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    Or get a nokia phone -- which just works :p

    Mate's iPhone fails to get 3G where we live yet my N73 and N80 pick it up just fine *shrug*

    [In UK]
     
  10. riggs

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    Pffft! I can't even get a 3G signal where I am...the nearest place is Humberside Airport, around 25 miles away (it seems that O2s 3G "coverage" is useless - maybe 25% of the UK can get it).
     
  11. quack

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    Er... O2 and Orange both have EDGE networks.
     
  12. MrMonroe

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    So... they might actually be in a bad situation, legally speaking, whether or not the suit is spurious. They made an implicit guarantee in their ads which they should have to live up to. Of course, damages-wise, they're only entitled to make it so the customers get back to either a situation if they had never made the contract or a situation in which they receive all the terms Apple promised. Obviously they can't order Apple to deliver X packets to each customer depending on how long they've been using the phone, but they can order them to offer a refund. It will be interesting to see whether they can pay the attorney's fees with their refunds.
     
  13. Arkanrais

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    I say screw 'em both!
    typical 'I'll sue you for causing me a minor inconvenience' bullsh*t. she should be kicked in the ass
    and apple. well, I just hate the b@stards, so they can all get a collective kick in the ass too.
    case closed. stop being whiny little sh**s and stop selling over priced crap in white and making douche bag fanboys.
     
  14. Furymouse

    Furymouse Like connect 4 in dagger terms

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    I love you arkanrais and I want to bear your children :)

    You would think that they would have a clause in their contract that stipulates that things may not always be that fast. Such as the " online play blah blah blah "
    Will they actually win the lawsuit? No, apple has deeper pockets.
     
  15. Faulk_Wulf

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    Too all those saying "Oh this is petty and dumb". Let's realize that if we took it to any other industry that it wouldn't even be a question.
    If you bought a car and the airbag, turnsignal, breaks, GPS, stereo, whatever only worked 25% of the time-- you'd sue.
    If you bought a toaster, microwave, George Foreman Grill and it only work 25% of the time or cooked 25% of the time-- you'd sue.
    If you bought an Xbox, PS3 and could only connect to their online services 25% of the time-- well, I don't know if you'd sue, but you'd be bloody well pissed off.

    So, this phone can't use a basic comment that it was shipped with 75% of the time. That's a pretty big deal. And while we can argue left and right that she should have gotten a real phone, instead of getting some child of iPod + Phone breed-- That really isn't the point. The point, even when you strip "what the marketing said" away-- The product just doesn't work. Forget "as advertised". Forget "Twice as fast/Half the price."-- It just doesn't connect to the 3G 3/4 the time.

    So you may hate fanboys and fangirls, you may hate pointless lawsuits, and you may hate iThis and iThat, but that doesn't mean her case isn't without merit. And that doesn't mean that Apple should get a free pass on this. I think everyone is so polarized by Apple (good or bad) that they just can't see this for what it is: A customer lodging a complaint against a defective product that has had a while to be fixed. Or acknowledged and compensated for.
     
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  16. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    QFT

    Just got an iPhone at great cost (second contract basically because O2 are mugs and wouldn't let me upgrade even though I was happy to pay more per month and sign up to an extra 18 months when I only had 9 to go), and VERY disappointed to find I have yet to connect on 3G....
     
  17. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    damn it! i asked Vodafone with my unlocked iphone, they said no EDGE in UK
     
  18. ironjohn

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    Steve is laughing at you... :)
     
  19. LordPyrinc

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    Bottom line, this is a case of false/misleading advertising. Apple should get sued and lose in this particular case.
     
  20. ParaHelix.org

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    I am so pissed at Apple and the law that I have wrote a list of exactly what it has driven me to in the last 5 years.

    1. Log on, wait a sec, then get a frightened look on your face and scream "Oh my God! They've found me!" and bolt.

    2. Laugh uncontrollably for about 3 minutes. Then suddenly stop and look suspiciously at everyone who looks at you.

    3. When your computer is turned off, complain to the monitor on duty that you can't get the damn thing to work. After it has been turned on, wait 5 minutes, turn it off again, and repeat the process.

    4. Type frantically, often stopping to look at the person next to you evilly.

    5. Before anyone else is in the lab, connect each computer to different screen than the one it's set up with.

    6. Write a program that plays the "Smurfs" theme song and play it at the highest volume possible over & over again.

    7. Work normally for a while. Suddenly look amazingly startled by something on the screen and crawl underneath the desk.

    8. Ask the person next to you if they know how to tap into top-secret Pentagon files.

    9. Use Interactive Send to make passes at people you don't know.

    10. Make a small ritual sacrifice to the computer before you turn it on.

    11. Bring a chainsaw, but don't use it. If anyone asks why you have it, say "Just in case..." mysteriously.

    12. Light candles in a pentagram around your terminal before starting.

    13. Every time you press Return and there is processing time required, pray "Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease," and scream "YES!" when it finishes.

    14. "DISK FIGHT!!!"

    15. Put a straw in your mouth and put your hands in your pockets. Type by hitting the keys with the straw.

    16. Try to stick a Nintendo cartridge into the 3 1/2" disc drive. When it doesn't work, get the supervisor.

    17. Print out the complete works of Shakespeare, then when its all done (two days later) say that all you wanted was one line.

    18. If you have long hair, take a typing break, look for split ends, cut them and deposit them on your neighbor's keyboard as you leave.

    19. Put a large, gold-framed portrait of the British Royal Family on your desk and loudly proclaim that it inspires you.

    20. Take the keyboard and sit under the computer. Type up your paper like this. Then go to the lab supervisor and complain about the bad working conditions.

    21. Bring some dry ice. Make it look like your computer is smoking.

    22. Attempt to eat your computer's mouse.

    23. Bring in a bunch of magnets and have fun.

    24. When doing calculations, pull out an abacus and say that sometimes the old ways are best.

    25. Play Pong for hours on the most powerful computer in the lab.

    26. Keep looking at invisible bugs and trying to swat them.

    27. Bring a small tape player with a tape of really absurd sound effects. Pretend it's the computer and look really lost.

    28. Pull out a pencil. Start writing on the screen. Complain that the lead doesn't work.

    29. Run into the computer lab, shout "Armageddon is here!!!!!", then calmly sit down and begin to type.
     
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