View Full Version : 17" Powerbook Screen shatters and Apples response

05-13-03, 03:03 PM
I posted this on the Envynews mac section a while back, and now that the situation has gotten even worse for the guy with the laptop I figured I'd post it here.

The following are links to the news posts covering the whole saga in chronological order, they make for VERY interesting reading.


If you register you can read the comments on the articles, I think the ones posted by Jeff Williams are of particular interest.

05-13-03, 05:27 PM
any chance of pasting the interesting posts, i cant register. This is very interesting :)

05-13-03, 05:33 PM
dear.... god.... i would kill.

yet another reason never to by apple.

05-13-03, 05:50 PM
Yeah, Apple appears to be headed to the graveyard. It's been a long time coming. In a way, I'm almost glad to have it over with. The sooner the better. Just roll over and die, Apple! :)

05-13-03, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by Head_slinger
any chance of pasting the interesting posts, i cant register. This is very interesting :)

Well there's quite a few of them. Basically Jeff Williams also got screwed around A LOT by apple when he sent in one of those really small laptops, and now he's taking them to small claims court.

05-13-03, 09:01 PM
from http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11532

Originally posted by jAkUp
not really... they are closed source, so only apple can make its hardware... the both have cpus' memory and stuff... but a mac is much harder to upgrade... not to mention they are more expensive:rolleyes: i see no reason why ANYONE would want a mac... now that winxp came out and rivals the mac in stability

could not have said it better myself.

That's insane about the monitor :(

05-13-03, 10:07 PM
I think one thing a lot of people also forget is that Microsoft has a 30-something percent stake in Apple. If this weren't the case, Billy G. and company would have killed off Apple a long time ago. Anyone remember the press conference where Steve Jobs is standing on stage and then Bill Gates appears on the monitor behind him?

But based on this story, and with the pictures provided I have no reason to believe the story isn't true, I don't think it will be terribly long before the final nail is put into Apple's coffin. Why would the guy be out to get Apple in the first place? I mean, he runs a fan site 'fer cryin' out loud!

05-14-03, 07:28 AM
Oh no no Ed, he sold out;) The evil microsoft forced him to say all that and brain washed him:D

Sea Dragon
05-18-03, 09:32 AM
That's amazing - did you guys watch the movie showing the damaged powerbook?

I've seen a couple of funny parodies of those silly Apple Switch ad.. one was a gamer parody, showing all of the games you can(t) play on a mac. I can't seem to find a link to it, though - is anyone familiar with the movie I'm talking about?

05-18-03, 09:40 AM
Yep, I've got it saved on my disc somewhere. It's that guy with the glasses and the short black hair right?

Sea Dragon
05-18-03, 09:45 AM
Yes, I think that's the one - he keeps mentioning Warcraft and Diablo. There's another one where they parody a 'real' switch ad, with some not-so-kind dialogue balloons indicating what they really think about the person in the ad. My searching skills seem to be failing miserably today...

05-18-03, 10:07 AM
I'd send you the file if it weren't a tad on the large size (5meg). And you are right, he talks about warcraft and diablo in it. It is kinda silly. :)