On The Cult Cast:
- Why Apple’s making an iPhone Pro, a tech-packed cutting-edge phone that will showcase what Cupertino is capable of.
- Genius Bar jackpot! Aka, why the Genius Bar sometimes replaces your old broken tech for a brand new model.
- Stick around for a super-powerful electric long board, a HomeKit-enabled ceiling fan, and pro-level keyboard case for your iPad Pro in an all-new Under Review 🤖
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Notes and Links:
Why Apple sometimes gives brand new products for your old broken one (connected podcast)
- Have you or a friend ever taken an old product into the Genius Bar, and had them replace that product with a brand new version? Isn’t it great when that happens??
- Well it turns out it’s likely not cause Apple’s so nice.
- When Apple develops a new product, they can’t test for everything.
- When a problem surfaces, Apple may initiate what they call a “Field capture period”
- During this time, if Apple is investigating a problem with a product, and you bring in a product that exhibits the symptoms of that problem, they’ll give you a new piece of hardware, then send your device back to Cupertino to dissasemble and investigate.
- Certain kinds of sunscreens dissolving glue in Apple watch backs, causing the back to come off.