Originally Posted by IHateRegistering
That sounds wonderful and would make an A+ lecture in Economics 101.
I think a course in economics would do you some good. You should look into that.
I'll just buy a PC (my single other choice) and transfer all my Mac, iOS, and protected iTunes content right over. Incompatible? Oh crap this just got alot more expensive and involved than it sounds. This isn't as easy as buying brand X car over brand Y. Those both drive on the same roads and can be parked in the same garage. Mac, Windows, Android, etc do not always follow the same rules as buying a Kenmore dryer over a Maytag.
So you choose to use Mac OS X even though the OS isnt the most common OS and that its not licensed by another company. STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR SHORTCOMINGS!
Making a profit is important and expected. Making a disgustingly huge profit highlights the dark nature of capitalism (yes there is one). When a company makes so much profit they don't even know what to do with it (Apple), it is time to give something back to society/your highly loyal customers.
Seriously, take a fraking economics course. Learn how the adult world works. If an item is priced too high for its value then it wont sell well. Your sidea that including the $60/year MobileMe will somehow make a PC with average retail price of $1,400 all better is ridiculous. If you dont think Macs are worth what you get for them THEN DONT FRAKING BUY THEM. If you really want the services of MobileMe without paying for them THEN USE THE PLETHORA OF FREE AD-SUPPORTED SERVICES. I dont care what you do, so long as you quit whining about it.
I take it Apple should stop including iLife with their Macs for free, too. Potential for some profit there... more cash to part us with and put in the bank.
They dont include iLife for free. They include it as a way to HELP SELL MORE MACS. Its factored into the price. Whats not included is any new editions of iLife that come out that are compatible with the version of Mac OS X your Mac can run, save for those that purchased a Mac in the last couple weeks.