Sunday, December 7, 2008

Only a fool believes in Apple

Whooaa…, don’t shackle me with your iPod’s cords. Mercy. ~LOL~

It wasn’t me who said that, it’s only a reinterpretation from what Apple’s attorneys have said on legal response to a lawsuit of iPhone 3G misleading ads. Apple’s rebuttal as reported by Wired, claims Apple to be telling the truth, and nothing but the truth. However, you shouldn’t believe what the company says either – and it’s not Apple’s fault, if you do.

Here’s the exact words of Apple’s answer: "Plaintiff's claims, and those of the purported class, are barred by the fact that the alleged deceptive statements were such that no reasonable person in Plaintiff's position could have reasonably relied on or misunderstood Apple's statements as claims of fact."

Blah… blah… blah. Huh, what? Here’s the layman’s words of translation by Samantha Rose Hunt (TG Daily): “if you are dumb enough to believe everything we say, its not really our fault”? ;-p

Or in a more common sense; what Apple did on its iPhone 3G ads (which said to be misleading) is made with legal language of marketing art to conceal the truth, and to make you believe the ad itself. C’mon people, haven’t you grown up already? Do you still believe everything you see on tv?

Although I’m so enjoying the moments from making fun on Apple like this, I must say that the UK's advertising regulator the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is picking on Apple for the iPhone 3G misleading ads. Why is it only Apple who got picked and ordered to stop the ads? Why other ads like diet pill that instantly slim you down by days are not banned? Or how about skin whitening lotion ads that guarantee to make your burned brownish skin into flawless pearl like white colored skin in weeks is not banned too? Aren’t there customers who unsuccessfully achieved what those ads told them? Is the ASA saying that there are no complaints from such ads, but there is for Apple’s ads?

It’s not like I’m taking Apple side here, but I’m just saying that Apple at least have tried to tell the truth once; from what happened recently about anti-virus software for Macs. You must have at least once heard about it, right? The Mac world is in jeopardy when the first finding of the Apple Technical Note emerged, and then disappeared not long after the discovery.

Even though later explained that the new tech support note is an update to the old one from 2007, lists new anti-virus software and new versions as well. The Technical Note disappearance is smell more like Apple hate to see the marketing implications of having it reported, but an Apple spokesperson said that the document was taken down because it was "old and inaccurate." He goes on to say "The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box..."

But with the growing popularity of Mac OS, and with more people are starting to adopt the once virus-free OS, internet threats like malware and virus will soon come to Mac. They even do exist now, and without extra protections, Mac users are not better protected than PCs.

So much for the respect for Apple when we all thought they were reminding Mac users they also can “catch a cold” (like what happened to PC in one of Get a Mac ads), and because of its enormous ego, Apple took down the warning sign just to mend the slumping marketing gimmick.

Are you that naïve? Do you now trust Apple, and everything they say? ;-p

Well, as for me, my trust on Apple is as much as what the Simpson episode tells me about Apple. Approximately 6 minutes of the episode pretty much sums up what I’ve got to say about Apple, and all of its products. ~LOL~ If you haven’t watch it yet, then enjoy the snipped video I’ve embedded below this post. Hhmmm… Mapple, yummy.

Mapple - The Simpsons
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