1. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    First of all have you ever had to go into an Apple store Genius Bar with any iDevice and if so do you leave totally satisfied or disappointed? Whatwas the situation either way?
    03-28-2014 10:27 PM
  2. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I have had two visits to the Genius Bar. The first was for my daughters iPhone 4s. Her power button was stuck. They replaced the phone. We were out in 20 min. The second trip was for my iPhone 5. My home button was making a crunching sound and not working at times. They replaced my screen at no charge and I was out in about a hour. Both times everyone was very helpful. Those experiences made me really appreciate what apple offers beyond the devices we use. The customer service is an extremely important factor for me.


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    03-28-2014 10:35 PM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Never had a bad experience at an Apple store, I think they WORK to keep it that way and it certainly doesn't go unnoticed.


    via the phone 📲
    03-29-2014 05:14 AM
  4. Linkiepoo's Avatar
    Always have had a good time at the apple store, the staff are ready to help and are willing to wait!
    03-29-2014 05:28 AM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Never had a bad experience at any Apple store. Their customer service is second to none even over the phone. While I've never had the pleasure of visiting the Genius Bar (iphones have worked flawless), I can imagine that the experience would be a GOOD one.
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    03-29-2014 06:50 AM
  6. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    i've only ever needed to use a Genius Bar once and it was a refreshingly simple and pleasant experience. Apple really do pride themselves on their customer care and if i was going to work in retail, that's the sort of place i'd like to work.
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    03-29-2014 07:32 AM
  7. acerace113's Avatar
    I've only gone once to the Genius Bar cause the lock button on my 4S got stuck. I was only about 5-10 minutes at the Genius Bar so no bad experiences so far.


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    03-29-2014 08:00 AM
  8. pr1nce's Avatar
    Never had a bad experience at an Apple store. Fortunately, I've never had to make a Genius Bar appointment. I know though if and when that day comes the service will probably be exceptional
    03-29-2014 08:28 AM
  9. BenitoC's Avatar
    I have had bad experiences. I had what was supposed to be an unlocked iPhone 5 purchased from Apple directly. However, somehow it ended up loved to my carrier during an exchange for a defect. I only found this out when I travelled and the new SIM I put in didn't work. I booked a a Genius Bar to check this, but the Genius there poo poo'd this and said it was unlocked even without checking it fully. Next trip to the US and problems again. This time I walked into a US Apple store without an appointment and the person there was able to check via the serial number and confirmed that it was locked.

    That Genius Wasted my time and money, I shouldn't had let her get away with not checking more thoroughly.
    03-29-2014 10:56 AM
  10. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I can't say that I've ever had a bad experience. Majority of the time they help me out a lot.


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    03-29-2014 11:04 AM
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    03-29-2014 11:22 AM
  12. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I personally have never had to go but all of my friends that have gone have had nothing but good experiences.
    Good Luck
    03-29-2014 12:28 PM
  13. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    Yes, but it had nothing to do with Apple support staff. I was playing with demos trying to decide between a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air when a guy started telling me why he would never own a Mac and the reasons PC-Windows were better. Trolls here on iMore are bad but dealing with a troll in person is much worse.


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    03-29-2014 07:49 PM
  14. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Yes, but it had nothing to do with Apple support staff. I was playing with demos trying to decide between a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air when a guy started telling me why he would never own a Mac and the reasons PC-Windows were better. Trolls here on iMore are bad but dealing with a troll in person is much worse.


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    I would've never put up with that ... No moderators at the Apple store to save you from me!!!
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    03-29-2014 09:12 PM
  15. iEd's Avatar
    Nothing but good experiences at the Apple Store. Especially when they gave me a 1st Gen MBP for a PowerBook G4 they tried to fix 4 times. Only had 1 iPhone replaced. A 3GS when the headphone jack stopped working. They replaced it straight away.
    03-30-2014 05:58 AM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Never with the genius bar, but I have had a couple of issues with the sales people and general service people on the floor...

    Once when we were ordering my wife's first iPad Mini. The store we were at was not taking walk in purchases on them (order fulfillment only)...we didn't know this when we went in but were pretty sharply turned away when we asked about buying one (rude, but not a huge deal), so we placed an order on my iPhone via the Apple Store app, and then went BACK to show an order had been placed and asked where to pick it up (had already received "ready for pick up" email)...the guy who initially turned us away I guess had a bit of an attitude since I figured out a way around the issue, and he said "We will have to see if there is stock...", and finally came back after about 10min. saying he needed to see the email again. I promptly walked to another clerk and they immediately helped us, grabbed our iPad and we were on our way. I actually emailed the store about that clerk and the manager got back to me and offered his sincere apologies and blah blah blah.

    Second time was after scheduling an appointment for my wife's Macbook Pro (screen hinge piece was loose and we wanted it looked at)...walked into the store on a very busy Saturday and apparently they had processed her appointment an hour later than what we set. No big deal, but I did tell the guy that they were wrong on that and even showed him on my iPhone...we decided to go eat and come back an hour later...when we came back, the guy said "You guys gave up your appointment when you left, you'll have to schedule another time" (there were none for that day). The guy had assumed we were mad and when we walked away changed our appointment back to the original time (after telling us it was an hour later)...and we ended up having this big argument at the front of the store. Thankfully, a manager heard the issue, saw the time we showed and went ahead and got us taken care of...but I made sure that he knew the little ***** at the front of the house was totally at fault for the confrontation.

    Genius bar itself has NEVER given us anything but awesome service.
    03-30-2014 04:46 PM
  17. mumfoau's Avatar
    Never! Only had 2 appointments and both resulted in new phones (mine and my wife's) with 0 hassle!


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    03-30-2014 06:19 PM
  18. melbsteve's Avatar
    none. Been many times, always very happy with the outcome. The most recent visit was due to my 5C making weird rattling noises when I shook it (something seemed to be loose inside). They took it backstage, opened it, fixed/glued (no idea what exactly haha) it and handed it back to me looking sparkling and almost brand new. I always love it how they don't want to see any records. No bills, no warranties, nothing. Also the few times I had to deal with it they were extremely friendly. Makes me wanna tip them most of the time haha.
    03-30-2014 09:27 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    none. Been many times, always very happy with the outcome. The most recent visit was due to my 5C making weird rattling noises when I shook it (something seemed to be loose inside). They took it backstage, opened it, fixed/glued (no idea what exactly haha) it and handed it back to me looking sparkling and almost brand new. I always love it how they don't want to see any records. No bills, no warranties, nothing. Also the few times I had to deal with it they were extremely friendly. Makes me wanna tip them most of the time haha.
    Well, it is pretty obvious that your 5c is less than a year old and within the warranty period. 😜


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    03-30-2014 09:55 PM
  20. midlova's Avatar
    My daughter's Iphone 5 was one of the units outlined for a battery recall. Her serial number matched the Apple website. I went to the Apple store to get the battery replaced and was later told that Apple would not address the recall b/c we had replaced the screen at a non authorized Apple facility. So my question is what does the screen have anything to do with the battery that was tagged for a recall? I would understand if we replaced the battery on our own and Apple would not replace the battery with a correct one, but because our screen was replaced, Apple skirted their responsibility of addressing the recall. It is like a car manufacturer saying that I did not replace my windshield at the dealer and as a result my warranty was voided and a recall that addresses the performance of my car can no longer be addressed. Shame on you Apple. As a small business owner who own 35 Macs, 10 Iphones, I am now in the process of converting away. I am voting with my dollar. I will be trading my daughter's Iphone to get her a Samsung. I am arguing about the merits of their policy, there are times certain circumstances require a little of common sense. Voiding a recall claim based on a screen which has nothing to do with a battery they have admitted is bad, is bad business.
    09-26-2014 01:14 AM
  21. BBFunGuy's Avatar
    Geniuses have to eat, too.
    09-26-2014 11:28 AM
  22. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Oh yes. During the IOS 7 debacle, I basically got no help + terrible customer service at Apple. Bad enough to make me leave Apple for a while. But everyone around me kept telling me it was really surprising and that they thought I should try again, blablabla.
    Well, I did and I'm glad.

    I got an iPad Air, had trouble with the set up and with my Apple ID, and got superb customer service from Apple.
    Then I got the iPhone 6 and amidst all the issues with the server crash on 9/19, the fact that Verizon was acting like a jerk with respect to activating devices, 3 Apple employees jumped on the case, it took them 4 hours to get my phone activated and set up but they did and when I left the store, my phone was working.

    I think that customer service is especially important with screamingly ignorant techtards like me, lol. Because I will go to whomever sells a device I can operate easily, I have no brains to unravel tech issues and I have the patience of a guppy on crack.
    09-26-2014 11:29 AM
  23. E_Brown's Avatar
    My daughter's Iphone 5 was one of the units outlined for a battery recall. Her serial number matched the Apple website. I went to the Apple store to get the battery replaced and was later told that Apple would not address the recall b/c we had replaced the screen at a non authorized Apple facility. So my question is what does the screen have anything to do with the battery that was tagged for a recall? I would understand if we replaced the battery on our own and Apple would not replace the battery with a correct one, but because our screen was replaced, Apple skirted their responsibility of addressing the recall. It is like a car manufacturer saying that I did not replace my windshield at the dealer and as a result my warranty was voided and a recall that addresses the performance of my car can no longer be addressed. Shame on you Apple. As a small business owner who own 35 Macs, 10 Iphones, I am now in the process of converting away. I am voting with my dollar. I will be trading my daughter's Iphone to get her a Samsung. I am arguing about the merits of their policy, there are times certain circumstances require a little of common sense. Voiding a recall claim based on a screen which has nothing to do with a battery they have admitted is bad, is bad business.
    You did something that clearly voided apples warranty. Apple has no idea what the unauthorized person who worked on the phone did to the phone while they are trying to replace the battery. If you went to Apple and had the screen replaced by an authorized person you wouldn't be in this situation. If you had a Samsung and they recalled the battery I can guarantee you that they wouldn't honor it if they knew you cracked open the phone and had an unauthorized person working on the phone.
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    09-26-2014 12:18 PM
  24. Blazer50's Avatar
    Not yet. I have been in a few times, when I had my iPhone 5 I have many issues. Every time I was taken care of quickly and with great service. They even replaced my iPhone when it was a week past warranty
    09-26-2014 03:51 PM
  25. Scatabrain's Avatar
    The closest thing to one is my young daughter peed on the floor in the middle of the Apple Store without warning and all of the staff jumped away and ignored requests for calls for paper towels so we could clean it up. It was a mad dash to grab a customer so they would be too occupied to notice.

    I wouldn't fault anyone or their system for that of course.
    09-26-2014 04:03 PM
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