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Hmmm, let's see.  The internet?  Established with taxpayer dollars, by legislation introduced by, wait for it, Al Gore.  Medical breakthroughs?  All based on research funded by taxpayer dollars.  Even private companies that develop drugs are simply adding the last rung to a ladder built with taxpayer dollars.  Infrastructure?  taxpayer dollars.  Safe food?  Taxpayer dollars.     These executives who get wealthy, they do so because they grew up in a society built with...
You're better off buying the base version and upgrading it yourself.  Buying a fully spec'd Mac is a huge waste of money!
  Actually when Lightroom was first introduced, Aperture compared to it very favorably.  It seems that Aperture lit a fire under Adobe's arse that compelled them to tweak and refine Lightroom in the powerhouse it now is.  Meanwhile Apple let Aperture sort of languish, failing to put the same resources into it that Adobe put into Lightroom.  It's understandable, given that Lightroom has a significantly larger user base, but kind of sad, too.
  So you think Macs would have the market share they have today if Apple had just kept improving the classic Mac OS and forgot about Mac OS X?    So it's just the iPhone?  IT geeks would adopt an inferior OS as long as the same company made a cool phone?  Really?     It sounds like you're just apologizing for Apple's decisions rather than analyzing them.  Or maybe you weren't a Mac user prior to OS X and don't remember what horrid junk Mac OS 9 was in comparison.
Some people value portability, that's where a RMBP would shine.  It's a great solution for someone who does most of their serious work on a desktop but needs a laptop for presentations and lighter work on the go.  Or if you're just using a laptop for writing and messaging, a bigger screen isn't really needed.  Not everyone runs Photoshop and FCP on their MacBook.   Of course at the other end of the spectrum are the graphic designers and artists who do most or all of...
    Not true.  The low end Mini is configured with 2 GB of RAM, and all the iMacs come with 4GB RAM standard, even the $2000 model.  All the MacBook Airs come with 4GB RAM standard.  Even the standard MacBook Pro models only come with 4GB RAM standard.    I used a Mini with 2GB RAM for a few years, and I can say from experience that running OS X on 2GB of memory is TORTURE.  Open Lightroom, Word, Safari (with 10-20 tabs), Mail, iTunes, and Coda.  Try to switch between...
  The Mini will never have the performance you need.  It isn't designed to be a computing solution for anyone, it's basically an OS X demo unit designed to be thrown out and replaced with an iMac or Mac Pro at the earliest convenience.     Seriously, laptop components in a desktop computer?  Faster desktop components would make a cheaper, slightly larger computer that 90% of users would find more desireable, but then people would just buy Minis to use with their current...
Aperture isn't doing so well relative to Lightroom.  I wouldn't be surprised if Apple axed it soon.  
You don't seem to get it.  Of course, any small machine shop could fabricate a few hundred MacBook chassis.   Could they quickly fab a hundred thousand?  How about a million?  Mass production is a tricky thing to get right.   Apple has simply locked up the the suppliers with the capacity to mass produce unibody laptop chassis.  It doesn't mean other laptop manufacturers have shortages of their laptops, it means they cannot even introduce products based on unibody designs,...
And the iPad is more sensitive to the state of the economy than the iPhone, since most people regard a phone as a necessity, while the iPad is a luxury item since most people who buy one already have a desktop and/or laptop.   Once the economy heats up, the iPad sales should climb.  Unless Apple discontinues it due to slow sales, lol.
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