LOL Totally agree.
I guess they're advertising to thier perceived "Idiocracy" constituents.
On a side note, they should be careful:
"Who are they calling gay?"http://www.grapplearts.com/labels/iphone.htm
I can't disagree with the broad sentiment of your post but I wonder if your use of the phrase "an sign" is indicative of the American "hurd" mentality someone referenced above.
Me? I'm just a sign of that dumb American herd mentality we've all "heard" about!
Perhaps buyers are also concerned about TCO, the environment, and energy usage as well as "quality." (My LCD TV was and still is a huge improvement over my previous Standard Res CRT TV. Came WAY cheaper than the plasma TV's available at the time, uses less energy and is longer lasting.)
Ever heard of Walmart?
While a buyer can bully sellers when they have certain advantages (like Walmart) that clearly does not seem to be the case here. For God's sake, Apple's buying several years worth and paying in advance! Very different from the Walmart model.
Maybe, but Im not even interested in using G-mail. I just barely stomach google search (usefulness has a way of outweighing privacy, I guess.)
The privacy issues alone turn me off. The limited use for it is the topper.
It is very interesting though.
Have Google's "licensees" paid any licensing fees?
A true Google phone seems simultaneously to be the only way to real success for Android and also the sure way to a number of Microsoftian stye disasters.