Sources: 9 to 5 Mac, The Wall Street Journal
quote: Apple is all about hosing the customer out of every dime possible. Their products can't be repaired easily, simply to screw their lemmings even more
quote: My daughter once had an iPhone 3. Heavy use wore the battery out and after about a year the battery life sucked to bad that it made the phone barely usable. Won't get fooled again.
quote: iPhone users are constantly carrying around their phones with cracked screen since those things are so frackin fragile
quote: Now they're stuck with two years to go on their contract with a cracked screen and probably horrid battery life too.
quote: To top this all off, most of these people with still have some twisted idea that "it's the best".
quote: 3 - Track record of supporting legacy devices over 2 or 3 years in contrast to Android who fails badly in this area. Fact.
quote: Of course they have a higher customer satisfaction rating. They only build a premium product line so compared to others they come out looking better, when in reality you're not comparing oranges to oranges.Dell, HP, Acer all build a broad spectrum of consumer models, and they're all taken into account in the over all customer satisfaction rating.
quote: It was a comment on how skewed your stats are.
quote: Apple really needs to catch up.
quote: Of course they have a higher customer satisfaction rating. They only build a premium product line so compared to others they come out looking better, when in reality you're not comparing oranges to oranges. Dell, HP, Acer all build a broad spectrum of consumer models, and they're all taken into account in the over all customer satisfaction rating.
quote: The cold hard fact is that Apple sells because they spend money on marketing.
quote: - Do you honestly think prospective Apple adopters are going to perform their due diligence (such as your laundry list of facts) or are they going to get an iPhone because everyone has one and you wouldn't be socially accepted among peers if you didn't have one?....(yeah I agree 9 times out of 10 it's usually the latter)...
quote: - I also find it funny how Apple defenders always pitch Apple's quality, brand, quality, brand, and ignore specifications. Now that DT users such as distinctively are questioning Apple's quality, you're going to rationalize Apple's apparent superiority with hardware specs? (e.g. fastest GPU, etc.)? Now you're starting to sound like an Android fanboy....
quote: on't start pretending not to know why we didn't replace the battery. You know damn well that the battery for an iPhone is 3-4 times more expensive than other phones.
quote: Then there's the inconvenience of bringing the thing in and having to wait for it to be repaired
quote: Buying spare chargers for an iPhone is nothing short of anal rape as well
quote: Why would we bother to go through that trouble when it keeps losing calls and the UI looks more like a cheesy cartoon than a sophisticated UI like their competition has.
quote: Your selective small set of benchmarks isn't fooling anyone, including yourself. You know full well that Krait is a faster processor
quote: I'm not even going to bother pointing you to links showing the inferior durability of an iPhone. I know you've seen those too and are just avoiding the facts again.
quote: We've all come across far too many iPhone owners claiming it's "the best" without being able to explain why. I'd say that's at least 90%. These idiots would rate it high in surveys if they were holding a fresh steaming turd with the Apple logo on the back of it.
quote: There's squat for difference in size between app stores. It doesn't matter if Apple has 1001 of the same app while Android only has 100 or even Blackberry only having 100. It's still basically the same app. Holy crap I can't believe I'm wasting my time explaining this to you since you probably know this already and are just burying your head in the sand.
quote: who just posted a #'d 6 bullet point post above why Apple is the best
quote: I did not at any time say that 'Apple is the best'.
quote: ...what makes Apples (laptops specifically) in my opinion the highest quality on the market...
quote: Uhm, you didn't use those exact words, but this is pretty close: quote: ...what makes Apples (laptops specifically) in my opinion the highest quality on the market...
quote: Also, facts... they're great for proving a point; any point! It's possible to make a big deal about some facts while ignoring others. Then when someone disagrees with the conclusion, convince them that they need to prove the facts wrong. Who cares that the conclusion is the real problem, right?
quote: Then when someone disagrees with the conclusion, convince them that they need to prove the facts wrong
quote: I'm not sure about OP, but on a personal level I think upsetting people who rabidly defend Apple and their products online is a great reason!
quote: 1. I don't think anyone I know or work for/with would be bothered to know that I occasionally make statements that upset Apple fanatics on online message boards. I'm sorry if you know or work with people like that. That kind of sucks.
quote: 2. Reading comprehension, man. I was talking about someone else's comment. More importantly, calm down, take your vallium, and enjoy your weekend, it was a joke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joke ). Geez...
quote: I think upsetting people who rabidly defend Apple and their products online is a great reason!
quote: See, everyone I know and work for actually respects me enough to expect more from me than trying to troll online.
quote: everyone I know and work for actually respects me enough to expect more from me than trying to troll online.
quote: I'll assume you're not just making that up... this means you present yourself quite differently in real life than you do on this forum, because that's exactly how you come across here.
quote: Ya, i am not really getting why they wont make it a removable battery.
quote: because of the Retina MacBook Pro's inability to be repaired or recycled.
quote: Any company can "recycle" and take in their products when their definition is to dump them somewhere in India or China.
quote: By the way you must've missed the article stating that the battery is glued to the case so if you tried to separate them the battery will actually rupture and leak its chemicals. Yes, very easy to disassemble.