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I am not sure that is this the place to ask this question, but I heard of Lemon Experience on Mac. What does it mean? is it some hardware failure or software issue?

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I've been a regular Mac user for seven years and have never once heard the term "Lemon Experience" used in regard to Apple or Mac products. –  Austin May 9 '11 at 5:03
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If you don't get an answer here, you can maybe try the English SE site. –  Neil Fein May 9 '11 at 5:40
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Can you provide a source to the use of this terminology? I know what it means to "buy a lemon" or "own a lemon", but "a Lemon Experience" is a new one to me. –  Jason Salaz May 9 '11 at 6:33
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Another long time Mac user who has never heard of that phrase in conjunction with Apple. –  Asinine Monkey May 9 '11 at 7:56
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Add me to the list of ignorants. I've never heard of it. Maybe it's related to Apples and Oranges? :) –  Martín Marconcini May 9 '11 at 8:30
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I believe the phrase you've heard is probably in reference to a faulty/dud piece of equipment, as per the definition:

"(informal) a person or thing, esp. an automobile,
regarded as unsatisfactory, disappointing, or feeble"

I don't think it's something Apple or Mac specific, and in fact is probably more often used with non Apple products.

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+1. Searching "lemon Experience" Apple Mac OS brings up the slang for a lot of things, not just Mac. –  Philip Regan May 9 '11 at 14:31
    
This and bmike's answers are probably the correct answer, it's the general understanding of what it means to own/buy a lemon, I'm still very curious about the specific source(s) that caused the OP to ask the question. –  Jason Salaz May 9 '11 at 17:15
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In the US there is a body of law known as "lemon laws" that arose from car sales. Basically, if a car is sold to a consumer and the manufacturer is unable to remedy a specific covered fault after the consumer has presented the vehicle for numerous repair attempts, these laws provide additional protection to consumers.

Perhaps this question might be migrated to a consumer law answer board unless someone can uncover a mac connection.

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