news of 2004-10-08

If anyone ever...

... wants to badmouth Apple's quality to you again claiming that Apple had to recall some PowerBook batteries, just remind them of the big DELL 4.4 mio. power adaptor recall of October 2004. These things happen to the best (and the rest) of computer companies. The fact that they actually fix things for free is also a sign of quality of service. Quote: "Dell today asked 4.4m notebook users to return their power adaptors after it admitted these peripherals pose both a fire and electric shock hazard." Not exactly a low number of notebooks, eh? And I wouldn't want my power adapter to catch fire and expose its electrical stuff, because it cracks open. Could cause my apartment to burn down. Another important quote, to show you just how _many_ users are affected: "Those parts shipped alongside computers were bundled with Dell's Precision M40' Latitude CP, CPi, CPiA, CPtC, CPiR, CPxH, CPtV, CS, CSx, CPxJ, CPtS, C500, C510, C540, C600, C610, C800, C805, C810, V700, C-Dock and C-Port; and Inspiron 2500, 2600, 2650, 3700, 3800, 4000, 4100, 4150, 5000, 7500, 7550, 8000, 8100, Advanced Port Replicator and Docking Station. [...] The adaptors were shipped between September 1998 and February 2002 inclusive." Compared to that, the number of affected 15" PowerBooks (first generation aluminum only, and only some of them...) that had their batteries replaced simply pales.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-10-08 at 17:59 CET ]
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So, those 60 GB iPod drives...

... will finally be put to a good use, then. ThinkSecret reports that within the next two months, Apple will release a 60 GB iPod with 2" colour screen (filling the 499 USD spot) that has iPhoto integration. Also, an A/V out port will be there. Other than that, it's gonna be a 'normal' 4th generation iPod, according to TS' sources.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-10-08 at 11:30 CET ]
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