Looks like they made it... On sale now at the Apple Store.
Can't help thinking that they've missed the Christmas sales rush due to Apple's laxity. I'm not even sure if being an Apple exclusive was such a good idea. Apart from competing in a very tiny market, Apple isn't even advertising the fact that the speaker is an award winner. Things would've been a lot different if it was sold on places like Amazon & Currys....
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Also, Apple doesn't appear to take any responsibility for third party products it sells, unlike Amazon:
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Will have to go and listen to a pair to see what all the fuss is about
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The Apple stores policies are one of the things I really dislike about the company, absolutely shocking if you get on the wrong side of them. I had a store manager refuse point black to replace my phone because it was 13 months old, even though she conceeded that she had never read the consumer goods act. Her argument was replacing a phone over a year old would not be fair to all the people who bought our overpriced extended warrenty? They seem to blatantly ignore the consumer goods act.
It is the retailers responsibility to deal with any warrenty isues not the manufacturer.
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Just wondering, has anyone taken the plunge and bought a pair of these. I kind of gave up on them after the looooooooong wait for availabilty (still never even seen a pair in the flesh, let alone heard them). There is one review on the Apple site, but...
I gave up on these in the end and bought....
Corsair SP2500 2.1 speakers
Brilliant speakers for Spotify and even the TV. Though its not going to replace my AV setup
Shame What Hifi haven't reviewed the, they really are that good for everything, the bass design and performance is genius
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I'll check these out, Garth Man...
Did you get those at the end?
As it is impossible to talk to someone from SoundScience I would need to ask someone from the community for advice.
QSB model has some USB connectivity issues and I wonder if this applies to Frankenspiel model too.
There are some comments in-between Windows 7 users that every time the computer is switch off the speakers USB needs to be reconnected.
Can anyone reply to me before I’ll decide to buy Frankenspiels only to find out they have the same flaw?
I gave up on waiting to be honest, so no idea on connectivity issues. Also found that my Creative computer speakers were more than up to the task.
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