Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Aug 2013 22:24 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "The Meanings of Googliness" and "The Meanings of Appleiness".

The sad thing is not that this is apparently a thing - no, the sad thing is that people actually believe this to be true. If you believe Apple and Google really care about you as a user, you've already lost the battle.

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You're basically saying "I know I'm being lied to and paying 40% margins but hey, they're nice to me so it's okay!"

Imagine any actual person in your life acting like that. You'd be pissed off, and maybe even distance yourself from him/her, right?

Oh dear Thom, not your rabid bias again. You must get really angry when you go to the supermarket. "No Tesco you're lying to me and charging me 50% markup! You're not my friend anymore!"

Apple is not a person. Google is not a person. Why are you so fixated on trying to liken them to people?
Both companies are there to squeeze maximum profit from their customers. Apple does it by charging premium prices for hardware, Google does it by making the hardware the commodity and delivering advertising to you for the life of the product.

Neither of those people should be your friend. Just use the products that you like and stop obsessing.

Edited 2013-08-14 16:23 UTC

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