quote: Complete straw man argument. What has market share got to do with what I said?
quote: I said their products are overpriced. They have products with one defining spec. All the rest of it about customer support, quality, no crashes are all just myths. Myths I fell for buying a Mac and an iPad, thinking that was what I was paying extra for. The iPad is woefully unstable. I had two Mac HW failures. Their CS was shit, just repeatedly mindless stuff from their training handbook.
quote: Turns out the price premium is mostly for their bottom line. Oh and the in-store decor.Gucci sales are increasing. Prada sales are increasing. (Because of China)Does that suddenly make Gucci or Prada somehow respectable or admirable?Not in my books. Not for Gucci, Prada. And not for Apple.
quote: To get some perspective on what is happening consider this: In this past quarter, Apple sold 37 million iPhones, 15 million iPads, just over 5 million Macs and around 7 million iPod Touches. That's nearly 67 million computer devices in 3 months. Around 60 million of those devices run an operating system, iOS, that is just five years old. The top 5 "PC" companies, including HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer Group and Asus, sell approximately 60 million PCs per quarter combined.
quote: Sorry to hear about your woes - perhaps you need to upgrade your IT skills :)