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Briefly: Greece cries out; My Dream App

updated 10:05 am EDT, Wed October 4, 2006

Greece cries out

In brief: Greek Apple owners are crying out to the Cupertino-based company for fair treatment, pointing to free iPod engraving for other Europeans and the Applecare Protection Plan -- also not available to Greek customers.... Apple has issued a note revealing that PowerPC G3-based Macs do not support Mac OS X Server 10.4.7 (Universal), but adds that Mac OS X Server 10.4 (non-Universal) updated to version 10.4.7 does offer support to PowerPC G3-based Macs.... The My Dream App contest is beginning its third round of voting, offering free Musicast licenses to voters as contestant elimination continues.... Nova Media today released Nova Media Phone plug-in 3.3.1 with iSync compatibility for the Nokia E62 as well as the Sony Ericsson K790i, W710i, and W850i mobile phones.... Iconfactory has released a new freeware icon set inspired by Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) featuring brightly colored skulls, hard drives, folders, and more.... has released a new update to its "starburst" plug-in (vol 22.2.5) for Adobe Illustrator CS2, 12, 11, CS1, and 10 for Mac OS X as well as Microsoft Windows.

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  1. debohun

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It's Greek!

    The Greek complainers are being unreasonable. The cost of maintaining another system to enscribe in Greek letters would be pheonominal relative to the numbers of requests for the enscriptions. Should Apple have to take a loss on every iPod enscribed with Greek simply because Greece doesn't use the common Latin alphabet?

  1. Person Man

    Joined: Dec 1969



    You don't get it at all.

    The point is that Greek users are being treated unfairly for everything related to Apple. Not just iPod inscriptions, etc.

    For instance... Greek people can't buy Applecare, Apple products are unreasonably more expensive in Greece, support is nonexistent, etc. The Apple Representatives in Greece simply do not care.

    And if you think that it would cost more to put Greek inscriptions on iPods, you are sorely mistaken. You can inscribe any image on your iPod. All it would require is a Unicode font containing Greek characters.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: debohun...

    AppleCare makes a profit for Apple. Do you really think they don't want to sell it?

    I don't base this on any first hand knowledge of Greece, but I'm guessing that there are laws and tariffs in place that make some things more expensive or cost-prohibitive for Apple to offer.

  1. Person Man

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Nope. No laws or tariffs that would make it more expensive or cost-prohibitive. The Greek people behind the site are well-versed in Greek law on these matters...

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