Member Since: Mar 30, 2004
Mac Specs: 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
11-29-2010, 11:18 AM
Originally Posted by Mileman2010
I agree that Apple and my iMac are in a different league than any PC, but they are far from perfect, as much of the content of this Forum reveals.
Your attitude that "Apple has it handled" and that a "serious defect" would quickly become obvious is nonsense. That's like saying don't worry until it's broken. You have had too much Apple grape Koolaid.
If I touch the back of my Imac and it seems abnormally hot, does Apple "handle that" by providing an alarm to let me know to contact support before any damage occurs?
Or if I call Apple support about it, do you think they would prefer to hear that "Wow, dude, it's really hot" or would they help me better if I could give them a number?
What do you think, Reverend? You need to relax and quit being so defensive about things. I believe that once you go Mac, you never go back, but that does not mean you have to be stupid.
Apple handles it by warranting the product for a given time (up to three years.) If damage occurs, Apple will fix it.
Because Apple doesn't want to have to do warranty repairs, (they're expensive) Apple typically has its engineers do extensive thermal modeling on its computers. Apple has labs with chambers where engineers can vary temperature and humidity and monitor internal temperatures over time.
Touching the case with the back of your hand just doesn't compare, really.
Sure, Apple' occasionally gets it wrong. Sometimes a component manufacturer will give Apple bad specs. Sometimes a manufacturer will change specs without telling Apple. Sometimes the factory will assemble things wrong.
That's why you have a warranty.
On the other hand, if you take matters into your own hands, you are on your own. Apple is not responsible for warranty repairs if you override its temperature settings.