[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2661064]Anyway, let’s get back to Apple. Steve Jobs was, undeniably, a marketing genius. He was also a pompous control-freak who led the company to financial success TWICE. However, the products Apple sells are always overpriced for what you get. There are almost always alternative products offering more/better features at a more reasonable price tag.
Now how about we talk about when Steve Wozniak broke down in tears after finding out 11 years later that Steve Jobs, his friend and business partner, had screwed him over. In 1976 Jobs got a programming contract, regarding the game “Breakout”, from Atari and promised Wozniak, who did all the work, half the money. The final amount given to Jobs? $5,000. How much did Jobs give to Wozniak? $350. And there you have it in a nutshell, kids. When the glass on your new iToy breaks because it was defective, does Apple fix it? Nope, they ignore you and hope you go away.
That’s the legacy of Steve Jobs and Apple.[/QUOTE]
If I could buy you flowers, I so would. Everything you’ve said is pitch perfect about Apple. Almost worryingly perfect.
Steve Jobs was a ruthless control freak that wanted things to go his way or not at all - and although there is no denying that Apple make some good looking products, consumers are slightly distancing themselves away from the kool aid and realising that their infatuation and brand loyalism for the elite is little more than a slickly designed, sub-par PC with an stupidly designed and unworkable interface, where Apple tells you what to do with your PC.
At least Microsoft gives you the freedom to install on any hardware you want - and make no mistake Windows 7 is a vastly superior operating system than what Mac OSX puts out. Simple, sleek, minimalist… And most of all, it works, and doesn’t get in the way.
There’s a reason why Macs have got less than 6% market share - They’re extortionately overpriced, and despite what Apple may tell you, they’re [I]not[/I] cheap to repair. My Windoze box can run rings around anything Apple can give - and so far Apple has actually failed to impress me with [I]anything[/I] I will actually find useful.
Retina scan, anyone?
Apple are a marketing company that stratergise and deliver products at the right time for the consumer. That was undeniable. They influence and lead markets - but that’s where their “innovation” ends. How many phone manufacturers jumped on the touch screen bandwagon, when the iPhone was introduced in 2007?
Why is there now an influx of Android tablets now that Apple have released their iPad in 2010? Why have Microsoft joined in with their bastardised failure attempt at a tablet - the Surface - when Microsoft designed the tablet in 2001 / running Windows XP?
All Apple have done is manipulate people into thinking their products are innovative and cutting edge - and with the lukewarm reception on the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini - It seems the infatuation towards useless by-products are drawing to a close - When the Google Nexus completely urinates all over the iPad. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S3 completely blitzes the iPhone 5.