Time to do a smackdown here


I swear the first scene in this looks like a place just down 45th street..

I’m going to have to go out tomorrow and look to see if any of the signs have been .. umm.. improved. 😉

p.s. anyone want to bet about whether that battery is replaceable with a dremel and some duct tape? I admit, though, Apple really ought to be ashamed of themselves..

6 Responses to “Time to do a smackdown here”

  1. dspisak Says:

    Listen up you uneducated homophobe fucktards:


    Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

  2. jcurious Says:

    something tells me that the battery lasts 2years + 1 day 😉

  3. sheer_panic Says:

    What you’re saying is that the new IPOD has a removable battery. Well, yes, that’s nice, but Apple has a responsability to support the old IPOD by selling batteries for it and whatever tools are required to open the casing to change them. Period. The fact that they did the right thing in the new model doesn’t excuse them telling early adopters to bend over and get raped!

  4. sheer_panic Says:

    A typical LiON battery lasts 2 years if treated well. I have a Compaq iPaq that also does not have a removable battery.. BUT Compaq will sell me a new one for $50. I agree with the people who made the video. Apple should be ashamed of themselves, and no one should buy any more products from them until they agree to sell a replacement battery for the iPod. You don’t DELIBERATELY build throwaway technology if you can at _all_ avoid it. We have enough ecological and economic problems as it is.

  5. dspisak Says:

    Read the details my friend:

    Out of warranty battery replacement is 99 bucks

    Applecare for 2 years on ANY iPod is $59

    The battery in the old iPod and the new iPod is the same! It is just as “un-replaceable” which is to say its an utter rubish statement.

    The battery IS replaceable in ANY iPod.

    And more importantly…hello? Early adopters exist to get raped. If there was no disadvantage to being an early adopter then they wouldnt be an early adopter but a mass consumer. Someone has to try to the thing out at some point and its not always possible to think of every concievable possibility or permutation thereof.

    Look at software as a shining example of this. Can you mathematically prove a program will always correctly function? At an extremely simplistic level of functionality yes but that level is quickly transcended once you are making a program with any kind of decent useablity and functionality.

    Hardware is more and more the same way due to the number of variables involved as sophisticated hardware requires sophisticated software to make useable.

  6. sheer_panic Says:

    Okay. In order:

    1) That’s reassuring, and a reasonable price tag for a liON battery.

    2) Obviously the battery is replacable. The question is just whether it takes a screwdriver, or a hacksaw.. 😉

    3) Early adopters don’t exist to get raped. While they accept a rougher ride and a more challenging adventure.. wandering off into unsupported hardware-or-software-land.. you shouldn’t refuse to sell them (as apple apparently did for some time) replacement parts. While it’s true that early adopters can expect more significant challenges and less support than mainstream consumers, this doesn’t mean you should go out of your way to be unsupportive of them. It would have cost apple nothing at all to have a replacement battery in the iPod store from day one..

    And, since I design and impliment hardware and software, none of the comments in the last two paragraphs are news to me, sadly..


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