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."
Thread beginning with comment 555552
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

It also depends a lot on the country.

In Portugal, Macs have always been bloody expensive when compared to the PC offerings.

The first time I managed to touch one, it was on the student lab of the university, where a couple of LC's were available.

They were a minority compared with the available PCs, only beating the amount of aging VT terminals and X Stations still available on the lab.

This was in the early 90's.

Reply Parent Score: 3

MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

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.

Reply Parent Score: 2

moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

At the time my post refers to, the minimum age was around 300€, a PC could be bought with a base price of 800€ and the macs base price was around 1500€.

Which type family would get a Mac?

Reply Parent Score: 4