Monday, July 16, 2007
iDon't Think So.
"Users would have to submit their iPhone to Apple for battery service. The service will cost users $79, plus $6.95 for shipping, and will take three business days.Wow, $114.95 just to replace a battery. That's user friendly.
The procedure is similar to the one it has for the company's best-selling iPod players, but because some users won't want to live without their cell phones, Apple is also offering a loaner iPhone for $29 while the gadget is under repair."
but they're expensive
My own feeling - based on two laptops, no desktops - is that the extra money spent pays off down the road when the machine is still usable.
YMMV - if you use a machine for a two years and then buy a new one this isn't going to be viable. But five years on my first Mac laptop is purring along.
and once you have one you're stuck in the Apple software ghetto.
Perhaps we use our computers for different purposes. Any software that has been written to run under X11 can run on my Mac. I use a ported version of OpenOffice called NeoOffice. I don't feel like I'm in a ghetto, especially.
Again - not a Mac fan-boy. When someone comes along with a better machine I'll happily use it.
Hah - only because we've worked hard to make it so.
When I started my working life my first civilian job was to provide support for a legal department at an electric utility as they transitioned form Wangs to PCs and hookups to online databases.
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