OK, so maybe A+ "technician" would be more appropriate word than "engineer". But why the superiority complex? Maybe their upfront training is a joke, but when Harvard is deeding degrees to big donors, what is the real value of higher education? Christ, Bush Jr. came from Ivy league schools and he couldn't even speak in complete sentences. I have met several smart PC tech's and all of them are A+ (even if just for in name only).
Your response seems glib and ignorant. If I want to know what motherboards have a bad failure rate, I would ask several A+ techs who are working with broken PC's on a daily basis on the front lines.
I would even be sure to ask a few of them if I wanted a reliable answer, as each tech can get their own opinons. A bad shipment of equipment, or a personal bitter experience can make a person jaded. When you get an opinion from multiple people who work with these devices, it become more reliable.
That said, the common knowledge I have heard is that FoxConn is total crap, and I would not be shocked at all if they had somewhere in the 25%-50% failure range.
I wonder whom you would think would be a better expert to go ask... an actual computer engineer?? As much as they know about making a circuit, or software program, they tend to know jack-shit about the internals of the PC they work with. Worse they tend to be even more extreme examples of developing opinions and bias based on personal one time experiences, rather than facts and data.
And yes for the record I think Apple is a pretty shitty company, and I don't like the way they, M$ or Google do business, they are all shitty greedy companies that have shown a disdain for their consumers. I urge all the fanbois on all sides of these behemoths to step back and question your fealty to a for profit enterprise that does not represent you, or your interests in ANY way.
The anti - anti-Apple sentiments here seem to indicate a blind allegiance that is beyond reason. Apple is greedy, they are not your friend...