quote: I've never purchased an Apple product and have no intention of doing so. Their business practices are at times anti-competitive and downright illegal.
quote: They are a bigoted company with an extremely self-absorbed, egotistical CEO. The price premium on their products is enough for me alone to look elsewhere.
quote: They treat their platform developers terribly, denying their good quality apps due to that developer being a competitor, and other illegitimate reasons.
quote: Their products are treated by the media like a cure for cancer. Sheeple queue in day-long lines to get their hands on their latest toy. Their consumer base is heavily stereotyped with a bigoted ignorance, of which stereotype PC users as "poor".
quote: Apple may have been around for over 3 decades, but in my world, they will always be a fad.
quote: Wikipedia isn't a great source to be using, just saying. Apple has never invented anything, that's just fact. Whether or not they made something popular is a completely different story.
quote: Ohhh, and IMO stuff you buy works as well as you treat it. Treat it like garbage and it'll be running/working like shit in no time flat.
quote: apple and tony sitting on a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g.. :P
quote: You are confusing Apple besting its competitors, with better products that consumers want more, with being anti-competitive.
quote: Do you really make buying decision on the basis of how a particular company's CEO is represented in the media? Sounds daft to me but it's your money and your life.
quote: If you want to look for cheaper products that's your right - in my experience generally you get what you pay for.
quote: Presumably that's why Apple the have the most developers and the most apps.
quote: Because you don't like Apple's products you cannot fathom why others do. So you can only explain it by people being misled on a vast scale and in order to explain that you have to argue that millions of people are acting stupidly and against their own best interests. This sort of explanation is comforting because (a) you can feel superior to all those stupid people and (b) it means you don't have to think about what Apple is doing right in order to attract all those millions of new customers.
quote: I can see the appeal of their products and have no issue with those that puchase them.
quote: Sheeple queue in day-long lines to get their hands on their latest toy.