Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Feb 2009 18:56 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We may have reported earlier that Apple might finally face the headwind from the economic downturn, but that's not everything there's to this story. Recent data suggests - once again - that Apple customers are very, very satisfied with their Apple purchases. In other words, most current Apple customers are very likely to buy Apple again. Interestingly, ASUS and Acer did very well in the survey as well.
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RE[3]: Tells for itself
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 19th Feb 2009 22:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Tells for itself"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

That aside, name me a computer company that hasn't had these issues.


That's the whole point, sir.

A true premium company doesn't have these issues at all.

I have very expensive speakers here, 35 years old, hand-made in The Netherlands. The rubber cone rings have degraded, and they need to be replaced (but hey, 35yrs old), but they are STILL working. I could have them fixed for, say, 50 EUR, and I could enjoy them for another 35 years (I actually decided to buy new ones from another premium company, British this time - fit better with my apartment).

THAT is premium. I don't know of ANY personal computer company that delivers such quality. And sure as hell Apple isn't one f them, seeing the long list of established issues they had.

It's funny how people say Apple is a premium company, but then when people point them towards the proven list of systematic cock-ups, it's suddenly all "yes but other manufacturers have those problems too!"

Which raises the question - what, then makes Apple premium?!?

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RE[4]: Tells for itself
by mrhasbean on Thu 19th Feb 2009 23:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Tells for itself"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

That's the whole point, sir.

A true premium company doesn't have these issues at all.

I have very expensive speakers here, 35 years old, hand-made in The Netherlands. The rubber cone rings have degraded, and they need to be replaced (but hey, 35yrs old), but they are STILL working. I could have them fixed for, say, 50 EUR, and I could enjoy them for another 35 years (I actually decided to buy new ones from another premium company, British this time - fit better with my apartment).

THAT is premium. I don't know of ANY personal computer company that delivers such quality. And sure as hell Apple isn't one f them, seeing the long list of established issues they had.

It's funny how people say Apple is a premium company, but then when people point them towards the proven list of systematic cock-ups, it's suddenly all "yes but other manufacturers have those problems too!"

Which raises the question - what, then makes Apple premium?!?


Oh grow another brain cell Thom - really - you are telling me that company that made those speakers has never had a product that has had an issue. You actually quoted in there that these speakers are degrading. I have a Mac 128 that still works as good as the day it was made; should we use that as the guide and say "see, Apple stuff NEVER breaks and they NEVER make a product that has problems." Of course not, that would be as moronic as using one set of speakers to quote the quality of product made by a company.

Does your keyboard have a garbage generator attached to it or does this stuff honestly come out of your head?

You really need to grow up...

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