Scoble tires of queuing for hours at the Apple Store.

Robert Scoble writes about bloggers turning on Apple:

But then they brought out OSX, which was based on Unix. Overnight it seemed like my friends who were Linux geeks switched over to OSX.

Now those geeks have to wait in line at Apple stores just to get machines fixed. My son today went to a Genius bar and had to wait until 8 p.m. to get help. That didn’t used to be the case.

The question is therefore why take it to an Apple Store? What about the dozens of Apple Authorised Service Providers out there, hard working independents who are being largely ignored by you and Patrick because you’d rather wait in line into the dark hours. Is is the cachet of the store itself?

[Disclaimer: I own an Apple Authorised Service Provider. And no, we don’t have any Apple Stores in the region, though one is coming.]

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Matt Johnston

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