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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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.

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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?

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

A rich one I guess. And businesses.

But that's why I mentioned that the iMac never was/is the success the iPod, iPhone and iPad were/are: for most people it was too expensive.

I could afford one in 1998, but I was in to Windows and Linux, not seeing a need for one and only tried it when I could get one for free.

For Apple, despite not selling loads, it was/is a success as they turn in a nice profit.

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