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I have noticed numerous attempts by apple becoming a 'sell out'. They used to be all about making an affordable practical computer product.
Apple hasn't been about being affordable for well over 20 years now ...
Apple has been about marketing themselves as "hip" and "cool" and then selling overpriced products to make up for their incredibly small market share.
Only people with no clue and no idea of what is trending will every buy an apple product because they are so behind the times they think its the best thing out there.
C0bzzHigh end products such as these do not tend to be good value - however when compared with similar products from competitors, Apple products do not tend to be more expensive.
Sorry. let me explain what I meant by affordable and practical. I was refrencing the first gen historical apple computers from the 70's and 80's. Compared to giant million dolor science computers at the time, apple computers or back then 'Macintosh' computers were way more affordable than the alternative for personal applications.
As far as hardware goes, Apple is and has been way behind for price/performance.
The problem is not that Apple and iOS is good, it's that Windows is atrocious. As far as hardware goes, Apple is and has been way behind for price/performance.
If there was a decent OS for PC then there would be no competition at all.
reply to post by OccamsRazor04
Let's go through the Apple laptop / desktop lineup:
Macbook Air is roughly equivalent to Ultrabooks from competitors such as Dell, HP and ASUS. TBF, I prefer the ASUS Zenbook Prime since it has a full-HD screen (but no keyboard backlighting). It is priced similarly to competitors too.