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post #11 of 44
Two of those are my dum friends who dropped their iPhone and bought new iPhones...LOL.
post #12 of 44
if it goes 3g with a jump in storage space say 30+ gb and no jump in price i am for sure getting one and i bet then they will sell 10 million plus at that point
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Where I work, those Apple Air's are flying off the shelves. People fork over the extra $100 for the external optical drive too.

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I like Apple, I really do. Great products, stunning design and great functionality. But everytime someone comes in and makes a [good] arguemnt of how they're just computers for people who are too afraid to learn how a PC really works, I can't help but think "Hey, he's right!"

I mean oce you get to know and understand this inner workings of Windows, know how to tweak it, optimize it and get all that you can out of it, Mac's can't really compare. Though, I will be the first to admit that the include software that comes with Macs is just absolutely stellar, you can always find better programs (and programs that do their best to rip off iLife programs) on the Internet. Sometimes for free, too.


I just can't really think of an area where a Mac is truly unbeatable. What's so special about them? I suppose they are beautiful machines and they do save deskspace, but as for functionality, you can do much better by taking the time to understand PC hardware and how Windows works.

My dad owns a Mac and I like fooling around with it. OS X has some great features that Vista clearly copied (which is good) and iLife is a great collection of software, I still always come back to my PC.
You pretty much hit it on the head.
People who have used Windows a long time find it easier switching over to Mac then Vice Versa.
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post #14 of 44
I read somewhere that the iPhone buyers, were 75 percent Apple users to begin with. So it seems to me Apple is reaching the faithful and expanding a little bit. I guess what I am saying is 10Mil is definately doable.
    
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Originally Posted by rabidgnome229 View Post
Say what you will about Apple products being overpriced - I wouldn't say they have a problem selling them at current prices
Wow, they must all be stupid people, huh? All of them, every last one.

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I like this post lots. =]
While I disagree with it in some points, I do too.

That was just a grand example of reason and non-fanboyism.
post #16 of 44
There out of their minds.
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Originally Posted by francesthemutes View Post
I like Apple, I really do. Great products, stunning design and great functionality. But everytime someone comes in and makes a [good] arguemnt of how they're just computers for people who are too afraid to learn how a PC really works, I can't help but think "Hey, he's right!"

I mean oce you get to know and understand this inner workings of Windows, know how to tweak it, optimize it and get all that you can out of it, Mac's can't really compare. Though, I will be the first to admit that the include software that comes with Macs is just absolutely stellar, you can always find better programs (and programs that do their best to rip off iLife programs) on the Internet. Sometimes for free, too.


I just can't really think of an area where a Mac is truly unbeatable. What's so special about them? I suppose they are beautiful machines and they do save deskspace, but as for functionality, you can do much better by taking the time to understand PC hardware and how Windows works.

My dad owns a Mac and I like fooling around with it. OS X has some great features that Vista clearly copied (which is good) and iLife is a great collection of software, I still always come back to my PC.
Well said
post #18 of 44
And yet another argument.

Anyways, its preference. People can choose what they want for themselves. For some reason, almost every attack on apple sounds like the user was raped by Steve Jobs or something.

Such hatred over something so little.
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post #19 of 44
They are totally nuts if they think they will sell 10 million this year alone.
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I like Apple, I really do. Great products, stunning design and great functionality. But everytime someone comes in and makes a [good] arguemnt of how they're just computers for people who are too afraid to learn how a PC really works, I can't help but think "Hey, he's right!"

I mean oce you get to know and understand this inner workings of Windows, know how to tweak it, optimize it and get all that you can out of it, Mac's can't really compare.
Once you've used a unix system you see just how little access to the inner system that windows allows. All of the "tweaking and optimizing" is pretty superficial stuff - giving it a new skin, changing the startup programs, a registry change or two for the adventurous. You can definitely customize windows more than OSX, but you have infinitely more control over the system on OSX. The technical stuff is all hidden behind a nice (very nice IMO ) GUI - you absolutely never need the command line - but it's still all there. I got Macbook because I wanted the feel and control of a UNIX system without ever needing to exert that control for maintenance. When doing work I have to power of the command line helping me out, but when I'm doing things to the system I use the nice, noob friendly GUI Apple gave me.

Macs are for noobs
Windows is for noobs who don't know they're noobs
Linux is for nerds
Macs are for linux nerds who want a stable system
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