Antonio Villas-Boas, provided by Published 12:04 pm CST, Thursday, December 13, 2018 Reuters/Beck Diefenbach Apple quoted me $1,475 to repair a liquid-damaged MacBook Pro. An unauthorized Apple repair shop quoted me $425 to perform the same repair. I went with the unauthorized repair shop. The repair shop replaced a single chip, whereas Apple would likely have replaced the entire logic board that hosts the most important parts of a laptop. Going the cheaper route was easily the best option for me, but it might not be for everyone. When my wife's 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro stopped working, I did what most Mac users might do: bring it to the Apple Store. I was expecting the repairs to be costly. But when Apple quoted me $1,500 to repair the MacBook Pro, I was shocked. To be specific, the repair would cost me $1,475, before tax. With taxes, the total cost would surely rise above the $1,500 mark. Unfortunately, I didn't get AppleCare+ when I bought the … [Read more...] about Apple quoted me $1,500 to repair a MacBook Pro, so I paid less than $500 at an ‘unauthorized’ Apple repair shop instead
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Apple quoted me $US1,475 to repair a liquid-damaged MacBook Pro. An unauthorised Apple repair shop quoted me $US425 to perform the same repair. I went with the unauthorised repair shop. The repair shop replaced a single chip, whereas Apple would likely have replaced the entire logic board that hosts the most important parts of a laptop. Going the cheaper route was easily the best option for me, but it might not be for everyone. When my wife’s 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro stopped working, I did what most Mac users might do: bring it to the Apple Store. I was expecting the repairs to be costly. But when Apple quoted me $US1,500 to repair the MacBook Pro, I was shocked. To be specific, the repair would cost me $US1,475, before tax. With taxes, the total cost would surely rise above the $US1,500 mark. Unfortunately, I didn’t get AppleCare+ when I bought the laptop, which would have helped cover the cost of the repair. More on that later. Indeed, it turned out that my wife … [Read more...] about Apple quoted me $1,500 to repair a MacBook Pro, so I paid less than $500 at an ‘unauthorised’ Apple repair shop instead
Avery Hartmans, provided by Published 3:03 pm CDT, Saturday, October 27, 2018 Stephen Lam/Reuters Up until this fall, I had a plan: I would use my iPhone 6S until it died. That phone and I have been through a lot together. I cracked the screen on it while falling up a set of stairs, I got it repaired by Apple — an effort that ultimately broke it more — and in the end, I was given a refurbished version with a screen that wasn't quite attached properly. Most days I have to wipe away a bit of black adhesive that leaks around the edges. All of this is to say, it's not a great phone, but it's my phone — and it has a headphone jack, something you can't say for the current batch of iPhone models. I value a headphone jack more than most features that have come to smartphones in the last few years, like wireless charging or an OLED display. Plus, Apple's new phones over the last two years haven't really thrilled me. Sure, they've been gorgeous, but … [Read more...] about With the iPhone XR, Apple has finally given me a good reason to upgrade from my iPhone 6S (AAPL)
source YouTube/Dom Esposito The only way to get Apple’s MacOS operating system is to buy one of Apple’s own Macs. That’s pretty much the way it’s always been. Or at least, that’s the only official way. The computer pictured above is running MacOS, but it’s not a Mac. It’s a so-called Hackintosh – a computer built by a hobbyist, made to run MacOS on non-Apple hardware. You read correctly: You don’t need to buy a Mac to get the Apple experience (or official Apple apps), assuming you’re willing to do the work of building one. In a way, the reasons to buy, build, or turn your existing computer into a Hackintosh represent some of the less desirable aspects of buying a Mac from Apple – namely, that they’re expensive, hard to customize, and often not exactly what you need. Check out some of the reasons why people build their own Hackintosh computers instead of buying a Mac from Apple, … [Read more...] about Some Apple fans are building their own ‘Hackintoshes’ — Mac computers they build themselves. And they point to a weakness with Apple’s computer lineup.
Imagine winning the lottery but having to keep it a secret. Then 12 years later, someone says it’s OK to tell everyone. For Travel Tags Inc., a maker of things printed on plastic like gift cards for restaurants and retailers, that day came on Aug. 16, when Apple Inc. granted permission for the company to tell others that it is a customer. Since 2006, Travel Tags’ factory in Inver Grove Heights has printed hundreds of millions of gift cards for Apple’s iTunes and App Store services and its Apple Store retail outlets. In revealing the relationship, the companies also disclosed that Apple has helped drive numerous innovations in the printing and packaging of such cards, work that has benefited other customers of Travel Tags. Apple, the maker of iPhones, Macs and other tech devices that last month became the first U.S. company to be worth $1 trillion in market value, is known to customers as a producer of well-designed, high-priced, high-value items. But to the businesses … [Read more...] about Gift-card maker Travel Tags has had a secret for 12 years it can finally share — it works with Apple