Originally Posted by Trajan Long
BTW, first law of sales, the customer is ALWAYS right, at least in the US.
More pompous twittery I see.
Try to consider the words that you wrote. You are implying that because there is a misused cliché that the customer is always right that Apple, a company, should produce exactly what you, a customer, wants. You've completely ignored that Apple has a right to choose what products it produces and what markets it wishes to sell to.
Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I assume
hope that you don't think Apple should invest in creating a unique machine for a single customer — despite your juvenile assertion that they're always
right — so a rational person must acknowledge that there is a point at which it no longer becomes advantageous for a company to spend money investing in a product that is unpopular.
You claim there is an installed base of millions (yet supply no data to prove this) yet I've read estimates (source: Kuo) that the 17" MBP has only sold 50,000 units during the first calendar quarter. An estimate that is 1/10th that of the 15" MBP sales and 1/30th of the 13" MBP sales.
If Apple doesn't wasn't recognize that you, the consumer, are always right then you really need to reconsider why you want to be their customer. I've personally never had an Apple product that completely fit my specific needs but I've found they fit my needs much better than other vendors so I will remain being their customer until such time that is no longer the case. I'm also holding onto an aging 13" MBP because the new 15" RMBP doesn't fit my needs and yet I'm not on here pompously bellyaching about how Apple hath forsaken me.