Thanks for this article. I am also one of the upset customers with 8 of these smoke detectors and 2 of them have given false smoke alarms in the... Continue Readinglast month. As I said on their forum, there was no smoke, no steam, no air conditioning or heater, and no other reason for a false alarm at night. These things clearly have a design issue and to be 4 or 5 times the cost of a typical hardware store detector, it is totally unacceptable. And of course, no one wants to be told to perform monthly maintenance on a $130 smoke alarm mounted 12 feet on a ceiling! I have never had to do that with any $20 smoke alarm in 30+ years. They need to figure out what is wrong with their firmware or sensor.
I'm surprised no one has thought of the one possibility that is far more likely. Apple probably did this itself. I don't put corporate espionage below the list... Continue Readingof things I think Apple capable of. After all, we are talking about a corporation that sues over patents of shapes and technology long since developed in the 1960s. This is the same corporation that stole the GUI software tech from Xerox and called it its own invention. Apple has a history of anti-competitiveness behavior and this instance would be no different