How Apple makes money

November 29, 2010 at 11:11 PMalex

Today, my iPhone 4 rejected voice mail password with the modal messagebox asking for a new password. After trying to reset password using AT&T web-site, I called AT&T support and guy asked me to turn off the device. But, the problem was, that I couldn't! Crappy iPhone was showing the power off slider behind the reset password message box. Ok, then, calling Apple support. The guy, apparently from India who was constantly asking me to repeat everything I was saying and saying that I'm cutting off (Apple, please invest some penny into reliable VoIP!). Oh, well, then, the guy continues with even more interesting stuff. He started to tell me that I can choice from one of the following - either buy 29.99 for one-accident support, or 79.99 for two-year support. Guys, I couldn't understand why I have to pay something to Steve Jobs for the problem with his device I counldn't workaround. After some thinking on another end, guy offered me an exception and one-time support without charge. Cool. How to reset the device without power slider? Easy, press both, power button on the top and one button for 10 seconds and device will reset. That was easy. Why I have to pay for that 30 bucks? Just another prove of the crappiness of some companies.

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Hello from iPhone

August 4, 2010 at 8:28 AMalex

This is the first post from iPhone, so that I should confess that this sleek device attracted my attention and it's really about users and all the features are well-polished and well-organized. For example, it really saves time to listen to a podcast with 2x speed when one wants to cram more into shorted period of time. Although, my current blog engine doesn't play well when it comes to posting, so, I'll continue to look at consolidated blog/photo content management system. If you know one that is open and is based on .Net, drop me a line.

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Comments are fixed

October 29, 2009 at 11:09 AMalex

There was a bug in 1.5 BE which prevented from posting comments on my posts. It is fixed now and you can send me your comments.

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