Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Ok, since the age of the industry is *the* most important piece of information when comparing industries....

Compare the electronics industry ( from the modern pc circa 1978) to the punk rock music industry.

Is the quality of original music directly related to the number of original members still alive? If so then Apple, likewise is obviously not a premium brand!

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BigDaddy Member since:
2006-08-10

I think the original post was merely stating that Apple has an image of perfection when in reality they are no better than the competition. In the end, it's just a computer.

I wouldn't know personally, I have only had an iPod and gave it away (to niece) because I disliked it.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

It should be obvious that no company in any industry produces perfect products. He was arguing that because there were issues, it cannot be considered "premium". You still cannot say apple is better or worse than "the others" with out defining the level of quality that "the others" have.

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