Yes it’s another Nellie whinge about apple stuff again and I am just having a rant.
My Time Capsule just died. So far my experience with Apple products lasting much past their 12 month warranty is not great. This time I do at least have apple care but for a backup device, now I’ve done some digging, it does seem to be notoriously unreliable.
So far of the 4 Apple products I’ve owned for any length of time (my ipod was nicked within weeks) only the Laptop so far has survived for much past the original 12 month warranty. it wouldn’t surprise me when I go upstairs in a minute to find the PC in flames but I’m hoping buying that a couple of weeks before the Quad Core 27" version came out has swallowed that bit of misfortune.
The only vague silver lining to this cloud is the discovery that you can configure a surprisingly effectively wireless network on both the Macbook and Imac. I figured out you could create a wireless network toying around with the keynote remote app but I’m relatively impressed that the range off the imac extends downstairs to the living room (and that it took me all of 30 seconds to configure it to share the internet connection).
I’m really looking forward to being told that they’ll no doubt want to keep the thing for a couple of days to fix it given that it’s got all my company accounts, contacts, emails, business plans and, I don’t doubt, a fair bit of porn on it. It’s not that I’ve got anything to hide, I just don’t want people nosing round my shit.
I try to love you Apple but you do seem to go out of your way to annoy me.
Which reminds me, I’ve got a month to stick apple care on the Iphone. Is Apple the only company where the extended warranty is an absolute necessity rather than a means to drain a bit more cash out of you?