A few things I would like to say:
1: Apple has a lot of competition. Just not from a single company. There are many small companies competing with Apple, producing Android phones. I love how on one hand Apple haters refuse to credit Apple with it's full market share and on the other hand, they claim it is a monopoly.
2. Just because it is the biggest company, that doesn't mean it is in any way a monopoly.
3. Between two polished working OSes such as Windows and OSX (or Android and iOS), there can be no useful "Which is better?" argument. OSX is incredibly good at certain things and for certain uses and Windows is very good and others. If somebody wants OSX, then Windows simply won't do for them.
4. The price difference isn't really as much as people make it out to be. You actually can't compare prices really. A lot of time people say "Well, for the price of an iMac I could build a computer that is ten times faster!". While that maybe true, could you also fix it stylishly to the back of an IPS monitor? No, you can't. Sure your laptop maybe faster, but does it run for 7 hours straight while maintaining less than an inch thickness and a solid body? Most likely not. Lets not even go into the competitors of the MacBook Air.
Really, a Mac isn't comparable to a PC. They are made for different reasons and for different buyers. When a Mac tries to take the place of a PC, it fails. When a PC tries to take the place of a Mac, it also fails.
The kind of people on this site are NOT who Macs are for
Originally Posted by Petrol
I thought that reason was to better pander to the crowd that thinks computers are just expensive toys for fun and don't want to be exposed to any of the complicated stuff going on behind the scenes.
And your point is...? Should we look down on those people? Are you saying those kind of people aren't worthy of having laptops?Edited by leafan101 - 1/30/12 at 6:56pm