Originally Posted by extremeskater
Of course Apple invented everything.
Exactly the kind of mindless snark that makes everyone wonder where the hell you get off worrying about anyone else being a fanboy. Your defense of MS's efforts are foolish.
The stores are blatant copies of Apple's stores. Noticing that doesn't require anyone to believe that Apple invents everything, or that anything else anyone does is a copy of Apple, or any other straw-man bullshit you want to sling around to prop up your non-existent argument.
And "premium market", since you don't seem to know what the word means, is "high margin, high profit." Apple, despite having about 6% of PC industry revenues, get 25% of the profits.
For the iPhone, it's even more pronounced: 8% of the revenue, 32% of the profits (and that's the numbers before the release of the 3Gs).
Now, I'm sure those figures will get you going about sheep being willing to throw their money at pretty, etc., but Apple is doing very, very well for itself by building machines that people are willing to pay more for, while the PC industry as a whole is drifting ever downwards into a near profit free commodity.
At this point Apple could buy every outstanding share of Dell just with their cash on hand. That's what premium means.