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Rate products at iPod store—just not Apple’s

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, November 4, 2004
News Categories: Apple

MacMinute reports: “Apple’s new iPod Store has added product ratings, allowing customers to submit reviews and rate products from one to five stars. Strangely, users can only review third-party products—all Apple gear is automatically given a ‘5-Apple rating’ because the company says “we think they’re great.” In the frequently asked questions of the reviews program, Apple tells why customers can’t rate Apple products: ‘Would you trust us to display less than perfect ratings on our own products? We didn’t think so!’”

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Comments

1

i hope apple realizes how stupid they’re being.

Posted by StinkieDMB in Pittsburgh, PA on November 4, 2004 at 2:20 PM (PDT)

2

Nope. Same stupid feature, just reworded. Lukily gizmodo took a screen shot:

http://www.gizmodo.com/archives/apple-doesnt-need-our-trust-now-025004.php

Posted by T. Bradley Dean in Southern California on November 4, 2004 at 2:31 PM (PDT)

3

Humorous—but what’s the big deal? If you want Apple’s products reviewed independently, you’re not going to go to Apple.com. Apple has user reveiws for the accessories only (probably dodging a lot of Wintroll nonsense) and is completely up front about that.

You can find the user reviews of accessories useful or not, but how exactly is is stupid not to let people post made-up bad reviews of the iPod on Apple’s own site? What company does that?

Posted by Nagromme on November 4, 2004 at 3:27 PM (PDT)

4

This article made me kind of mad at Apple, but when I read their explanation, I thought it was pretty funny—therefore, it’s not so bad.

.narco

Posted by narco in Burbank on November 4, 2004 at 5:09 PM (PDT)

5

more Apple arrogance at it’s finest…

Posted by IDSmoker on November 5, 2004 at 5:56 AM (PDT)

6

I think it’s funny myself. who in there right mind go to the makers webside to get a review on something they make, there going to have nothing but good things to say…

Posted by Zardoz in Austin TX on November 5, 2004 at 7:05 AM (PDT)

7

Well, now Apple is just throwing it their customer’s faces.

Wow.

Posted by stark23x on November 5, 2004 at 10:58 AM (PDT)

8

Good idea, Apple.  I can just see Vinny from iPod Lounge going over there bombarding the site with complaints, and then, admitting, as he did in his ninth or tenth post on a thread here, he doesn’t even have an iPod.  Unfortunately, there’s a need to prevent silliness like that.

Furthermore, Zardoz is right.  If you want objectivity, read reliable sources elsewhere.

Posted by Podesta in Portland, OR on November 6, 2004 at 12:59 PM (PDT)

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