Be careful, your ipod may burn you!

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    Jul 21, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
    http://www.kirotv.com/money/20089894/detail.html
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    Jul 21, 2009 6:03 PM GMT



    OUCH! that could have been hot but, I bought the nano instead
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    Jul 22, 2009 8:21 AM GMT
    I remember a while back hearing that the new iPhone 3GS was doing the same things, except not bursting into a ball of flame, just merely getting hot.

    I suppose though, it would make you run faster if your pocket or arm strap was on fire icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 22, 2009 8:24 AM GMT
    I keep my safely under my testicles, in these here hard times, especially in the middle of winter, it is important to keep your solders warm and tasty...
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    Jul 22, 2009 8:45 AM GMT
    The install base on these things is massive. Could you imagine the recall? It would make MSFT's $1B+ Xbox 360 replacement program look like peanuts. I think it's about time Apple's monopoly be given a swift kick in the ass, but I doubt it does anything about the existing products in the hands of its consumers (the problem's not big enough to warrant such an action).
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    Jul 22, 2009 11:14 AM GMT
    This doesn't surprise me. I had a Mac laptop two years ago that caught fire and charred one wall of my bedroom, luckily my house did not burn down as we were able to put it out. Apple customer service wouldn't even tak about me sending in pics, or offered any advice, and told me it was not a manufacturer's problem, in all they basically transferred me from one division of apple to another until finally my calls were suddenly "dropped".

    Same thing happened with an iPod I had purchased as well, it got really hot in my hands, this big black inkspot appeared on the screen, and when I took it in to Best Buy they said my three year warranty didn't cover it as it was scratched (there is no visible external damage to my iPod), after standing there cursing the mgr out for thirty minutes he finally agreed to send it in to Apple to see if they'd fix it. They denied it, then Best Buy tried to charge me an 80 dollar diagnostics fee! They only waived the fee after I gave them my college press badge and announced I wrote for my school newspaper.

    All in all, Apple's pretentious attitude that "they're so much better than a pc" just proves how arrogant they really are. Say what you will about PC products, but they have always treated me fairly, and their products has never tried to literally make me a flamer.
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    Jul 22, 2009 1:42 PM GMT
    mmm I remember calling apple a day after getting my mac, I wanted to know if the screen case and the notebook body where suppose to be even along the join.

    after one photo I was told to bring the notebook back into the store to be replaced.

    My iPhone started crackling a few weeks after I brought it.. it was replaced immediately

    for having two problems apple gave me a 50 dollar credit to spend in there store.

    How fucking arrogant of them to do that!
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    Jul 22, 2009 2:08 PM GMT
    luvjunkie said
    Same thing happened with an iPod I had purchased as well, it got really hot in my hands, this big black inkspot appeared on the screen, and when I took it in to Best Buy they said my three year warranty didn't cover it as it was scratched (there is no visible external damage to my iPod), after standing there cursing the mgr out for thirty minutes he finally agreed to send it in to Apple to see if they'd fix it. They denied it, then Best Buy tried to charge me an 80 dollar diagnostics fee! They only waived the fee after I gave them my college press badge and announced I wrote for my school newspaper.


    Wow you sound like a delightful person. Do you normally curse at people who really have no policy making authority? A manager at Best Buy isn't the person you have an issue with but you took it out on them anyway? You then follow that up with threatening to write bad press about them. Isn't threatening someone based on press credentials for the purpose of personal gain a bit of an ethics issue?