I went to pick up my Apple HomePod and got a dire warning. Comment: If you buy new Apple’s musically smart speaker, she told very carefully or it, it actually costs
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the Tech, who took over our lives
It was a sunny day in northern California on Friday.
I had no idea that it would be tarnished by the harbingers of fate.
After all, I was walking to my local Apple Store an Apple HomePod in Marin County on the day of the introduction on the market.
I never bought was one of the first generation Apple product before, rather the company kinks to iron, before I give you my louchely deserved Mammon.
For completely irrational reasons, I feltgood about the HomePod.
Yes, it is expensive. But I couldn’t bear the idea of a Google or Amazon echo — aka the salt and the garbage can – in the house. Aesthetics, you understand. (I can feel you pitying me.)
I figured the QR Code texted me kindly by Apple, which is tomorrow and the store employees, a rather positive way, insisted I was very, very excited about my new toy.
“We play with it here all morning and the sound fills the entire store. It is unbelievable,” he said.
“Incredibly sounds good,” I thought. “But is better than, say, magical and revolutionary?” It is hard to tell, with the constant of superlatives hug.
We pleasantly chatted for a little while, as we waited for the HomePod to develop on the back side.
But if it does not arrive, the atmosphere changed.
“Now I have to warn you, “the store staff began. Oh.
“The cable is firmly attached to the HomePod. If you rip the file, it will cost almost as much as the HomePod to repair itself,” he said. (Of course, someone has already tried to pull itout of the bag.)
I had no time to react, as he continued: “a pet or a vacuum cleaner catches, and it will be very expensive.”
I insisted that I neither of these things.
He was hardly listened and added: “Unless you have AppleCare.”
The mathematics is painful. The HomePod cost $350. The repair costs $279, as revealed by Apple – Support – and my Apple Store Salesman – on Friday.
How AppleCare for HomePod, the coverage to two years, that’s $39.
The Apple Store employee admitted that he is duty bound, his fear for my gadget – Care inadequacies unfold.
But it is rare for a product to repair cost almost as much as to buy. Repair costs for Apple products, though. The costs for the repair of an iPhone X screen? Why, $279.
In the case of the HomePod, unless you have the Apple Care, why wouldn’t you just buy a new one, instead of waiting for an indefinite period of time for their own be repaired?
Apple has not immediately responded to a request for comment. It is likely, however, that the high cost of the repair is related to the fact that the product is a whole song, with apparently no place of entry to the outside of the All…
The mesh size of the device, though, will certainly win some scratches – owned by cats. The, in my experience, most cats. It will be interesting to see if there is a sudden surge of cat-related snafus.