I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER APPLE PRODUCT AGAIN…EVER!! I have an iPad that had dozens of CDs of various artists we like. Today while on vacation, I wanted to play the music and it was GONE. DELETED by Apple because I DIDN’T BUY THE MUSIC FROM THEM!! Apparently in a recent OS update, the music was wiped out. THANKS FOR THE WARNING, APPLE!! YOU GUYS REALLY, REALLY SUCK!! Interestingly enough, there are a slew of threads with this very complaint. This is the same company that wouldn’t unlock a phone to catch a terrorist, but will just wipe out someone’s music with no warning whatsoever. EPIC FAIL!!!

No Apple


Post Script: Today, I found another rant about Apple’s neanderthal behavior. And just because they bury their intention to wipe out all our non-Apple music (and other media, for that matter) in their “terms of service,” that DOESN’T MAKE IT RIGHT!!

Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.



Profit ain’t everything, Mr. Jobs!

The insatiable demand for iPads rears its ugly head in China. Geeez…I wonder what the net cost of the product is, considering its retail price ($499 per unit, and up)?? A May 22 article on the blog “Mashable” brings up an interesting question: Would you be willing to pay a hundred bucks more (or so) if you knew the workers weren’t driven to such lengths that they commit suicide? No? Didn’t think so.

According to the article, Apple’s inspection team visited and “fully” inspected the buildings, production lines and “especially the workers’ dormitories.” Afterwards, Apple deemed the plant “approved” for manufacturing iPads. DISCLAIMER: I don’t begrudge Steve Jobs and all of Apple for making a profit, but at $335 a share (Friday’s close), You’d think they’d pay more attention to the manner in which their equipment is made.

Conscience matters.