Google Nexus support reminds me of the HP+iPod

A story of poor support from Google and I can only sympathise…

However, Apple have pulled this before. Remember the HP+iPod?

Seriously, HP and Apple went into a weird partnership in 2004 where HP sold HP branded iPods. They were the same as Apple iPods except they had HP branding and a different serial number. In terms of Apple support, they were not an Apple product. I worked on the Genius Bar when these would be brought in and we had to refuse service. Under no circumstances were we to service them – in their eyes it was the same as servicing an S3 Rio.