Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Feb 2010 16:25 UTC
General Development While the iPad can certainly be debated as a product, people on the internet are discussing not the product, but the shift devices like the iPhone and iPad represent: a shift away from a computer being accessible to it being something closed and impenetrable. Is this a future we want for ourselves?
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RE[8]: Same old whining. . .
by KingRocky on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 15:24 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Same old whining. . ."
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They don't need it to cover their costs, no. But they DO need it to maintain their brand image and customer loyalty.

People who buy Apple products WANT that simplicity and convenience. They don't care if they can't get root access to install some third-party operating system or program. The product does what it was advertised to do, and they are happy with it the way it is.

As I said in my other posts, there are THOUSANDS of other products that do not follow Apple's business model, and the consumer is free to choose one of them as an alternative.

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