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Apple Launches Support Account on Twitter With Tips, Tricks, and Customer Service

Apple today created an official Twitter support account to provide customers with tips, tricks, and customer service regarding the company's product and services. One of the account's first tweets shares step-by-step instructions on how to turn lists into checklists in the stock Notes app on iPhone.

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Many large companies provide customer service on Twitter in 140 characters or less, and it appears that Apple will directly respond to customer tweets as well. The account is currently set to accept Direct Messages, although Apple may choose to disable that option akin to some of its other Twitter accounts.

Apple continues to lack an official company presence on the popular microblogging service, although it does have some Twitter accounts for specific products and services like the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, and Beats 1. Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue, and many other executives also have personal accounts.
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21 weeks ago
@FBI: "@AppleSupport how to unlock iPhone lol?"
Rating: 37 Votes
21 weeks ago
I read the headline wrong, thought it meant that Apple was offering support for Twitter. Oops. Must be slow this morning.

Alternate headline might be: Apple Launches Support Account on Twitter, Sharing Tips and Tricks

Time for more coffee, I guess.
Rating: 4 Votes
21 weeks ago

This makes up for the lack of Apple retail support? i.e. It has taken me 5 weeks to get a Genius appointment, it is now booked for 3 weeks time.


Is this for real? Stateside, I've seen wait times up to maybe 2-3 days at worst.

Part of the problem is not only the rate at which they are increasingly selling more products to more people but not opening as many stores, but also people will bring in the device for things that are either user error or fixed by a restore or restart.
Rating: 4 Votes
21 weeks ago
#wheresthedamnskylakemacbookpro?
Rating: 3 Votes
21 weeks ago

Do I need applecare to use this? or will this be a separate charge?

/s


Yes. Complimentary 70 characters read support for first 90 days. Upgrade for full 140 characters/2 year support. AC also includes 1 DM per year.

/s
Rating: 3 Votes
21 weeks ago
"The Notes app has some awesome hidden tricks. A favorite of ours: how to turn lists into checklists." No good design should ever have "hidden" features... *Sad Dieter Rams*
Rating: 2 Votes
21 weeks ago

@FBI: "@AppleSupport how to unlock iPhone lol?"

Love it! LMAO :D
Rating: 2 Votes
21 weeks ago
I like this move.
Rating: 2 Votes
21 weeks ago
This makes up for the lack of Apple retail support? i.e. It has taken me 5 weeks to get a Genius appointment, it is now booked for 3 weeks time.
Rating: 2 Votes
21 weeks ago
Watching my twitter feed. No one is having any problems yet.
Rating: 2 Votes

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