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Who's still dumb enough to buy Apple products ?

10+ million people that bought the Iphone 6s/6s plus.
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Welp, add another reason I will never buy an Apple product.
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Who's still dumb enough to buy Apple products ?

Who is dumb enough to ask this question? Especially when they are consistently the most, or one of the most, valuable company in the World, clearly selling tens of millions of devices each year.

Did you read the article? Doubt it.

The issue at hand is that people replaced internals of the device, with (what appears to be) after-market parts. Specifically the home button and/or wiring to the home button. How about awaiting more details before showing such ignorance.

EDIT:

Given that the button does utilize a very accurate fingerprint recognition, there is a small security consideration to be had here.
    
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Who's still dumb enough to buy Apple products ?

Me I guess..

If I were to buy a laptop today I would get an Macbook
Best tablets I use (for me) are always Ipads
Best smartphones for me are always Iphones.

I used Android devices and ran away because they were not for me. Used Windows Phone, was cool but no support. Apple is overpriced sure but really not that much and does everything I ask for.
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Anyone know if this can be taken to the EU court?
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post #16 of 71
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http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/feb/05/error-53-apple-iphone-software-update-handset-worthless-third-party-repair

This is an interesting business decision. I wonder if Apple will claim it's a mistake or if they will maintain their position and force users to use an Apple official technician.

My Iphone 6 is already worthless because the touch screen stops working every 3 minutes since IO9. I've been die hard iphone user since they released and my next phone will now be an android.
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My Iphone 6 is already worthless because the touch screen stops working every 3 minutes since IO9. I've been die hard iphone user since they released and my next phone will now be an android.

Well, don't get a 3rd party button right now!

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post #18 of 71

This should be re - titled to "iPhones with security bypassed get disabled to protect the users account"

 

What would we complain about then... :rolleyes:

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If the cause is a home button being fixed by a non apple technician, then surely having an apple technician replace it as they would normally would solve the problem? I find it hard to believe otherwise.
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post #20 of 71
Brothers one got that error updating, He did a google search and found it was related to the Chinese home button replacement he used since his factory button you had to basically push though the back of the phone to get it to work.
He just put his old button back in and used itune to try update it again from a semi-bricked state and it worked. Then put the replacement button back in and all is well.
From that I can take it that the phone looks for some sort of identifier from the button during the update.

I guess its fair enough since the replacement button was $2 from ebay without a scanner built into it so they are probably trying to stop people buying ones with broken buttons then fixing with cheap parts to sell on for profit.
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