Originally Posted by Cryo
My first Apple product was an iPhone 3G, I was so impressed I got an iMac and an iPad and now we have iPhone 4s in my house.
What I don't understand is why people react so harshly when there is like an Apple oriented news story or product launch. It seems irrational.
My guess is that it comes down to "Think Different" - not the Apple advertising campaign, but the way Apple creates products.
Most tech companies are engineering-led. They create engineering products for a technical audience. The engineers compete to include ever more wizardry.
But Apple is design-led. The designers set the goals, the form factor, how it will be used, and the engineering guys have to accommodate the design.
This produces devices that are a result of thinking differently. The products reflect entirely different priorities. User experience is given much more weight than feature count.
For example, I'd wager that Apple's iPhone engineers spent far more man-months on getting scrolling right, than trying to implement MMS.
I think it is those differences that actually offend
people. Apple's products go into the world as statements. And for some, that statement is interpreted as :
"we at Apple profoundly disagree with you about what is important."
For some, they just don't like being spoken to like that. It's as if Apple is telling them that they are plain wrong or stupid. And that's where the hostility starts.
But some people will find an excuse to take anything personally.