Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Mar 2013 22:17 UTC
Apple Apple's Phil Shiller has been trash-talking Android in the press these past few days - just as Samsung is about to launch its Galaxy S4. "Public, preemptive slamming of a competitor is far outside Apple's PR wheelhouse; it's a dramatic shift for a company used to making news rather than reacting to it. But why is it happening?" The Verge hits the nail on the head: "Cupertino's behavior this week is yet another symptom of Samsung's stratospheric rise in the smartphone market globally, a rise that challenges Apple and has outright stifled Android competitors like HTC and Sony."
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They aren't cheap, but they aren't that expensive if you look at what you get.

That said, if you're not sure what you are getting it's a risky gamble financial wise. It kept me away from iMacs and iPods before I got an iMac G5 for free and even then I wasn't blown away by Panther, but Tiger did make the experience a good one.

Most people can probably manage quite fine without a Mac and Apple seems contend with ruling the upper segment and isn't interested in selling something cheap 'n' affordable for the masses.

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