Linked by David Adams on Tue 31st Jan 2012 23:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless An article at The Next Web points out that the latest marketshare numbers put Apple at the top of "PC" makers, and that some PC makers that don't have any tablet momentum are calling foul. It's "controversial" to count tablets as PCs, they say. The article points out various justifications for not categorizing tablets as personal computers, and then shoots them down. I must say, I find the argument compelling.
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by AcacioMartins on Wed 1st Feb 2012 14:19 UTC
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"And why is Apple selling so many devices? Say all you want about brainwashed zealots and "marketing," but the hard truth is that Apple products sell because people want Apple products."

The "brainwashed zealots" want to buy Apple's products, tough since there so few of those(the internet oversamples them) I guess it's irrelevant. But you seriously don't think marketing makes people want to buy Apple's products? Why does Apple have a huge marketing presence/budget then?

Marketing matters a great deal. Now I'm not saying that the quality of the product doesn't, for one it's easier to market a good product than a bad one. But one of the reasons Apple is so desired is precisely because their marketing does a great job of gloryfing the good aspects and completely hiding the bad ones.

So yeah, people want to buy MBA, Iphones and Ipads, but that is definitively not only about product quality, it has everything to do with marketing.

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