Sources: IFO Apple Store, Apple Insider
quote: Welcome to post-Steve Jobs Apple. Love him or hate him, Steve made the company an innovation and profit monster. Current management has no idea what to do going forward, so they fall back to traditional corporate thinking - coast on their following, cut corners where they can, and make as much money as they can before the bottom drops out. Sure, Apple products are over-priced and locked into their proprietary systems, but Jobs knew how to make people want them.
quote: Or if the Mac's performance since bringing Intel onboard was somehow lacking
quote: To criticize people for buying sleek, stylish products over mass quantity, cheaply made as possible revenue churners is pretty lame.
quote: You can dislike Apple for its policies and practices, but don't blame the customers who enjoy simple, straightforward computing experiences... In a shiny box, as you say.
quote: The post-pc whiners are having a hard time getting over the fact that their dull PC is fading into the sunset.
quote: Apple customers just are far more gullible than others and will pay a premium for shinier things than others have.