Originally Posted by UltimateKylie
How is not unfair. Sure you could argue that Apple invented the use of Aluminum Unibodys. So lets ignore that. They are still harming competition when it comes to chips and flash memory etc... They get better prices than everyone else.
Wow. I almost don't know where to begin. You do realize that Apple just didn't get that pricing automatically, or that they did the equivalent of rob a bank to get it. They get that pricing because they have the volume and the willingness to pay up front. Cash on the barrel head.They earned it
And your predictable answer is for people to innovate.
Well duh! How the hell do you think Apple got successful enough to now be in the position to get the favorable pricing that for some unfathomable reason you think is somehow unfair?
Especially since now, particularly with Mobile devices and in particular tablets the tables have turned and the rest of the industry can't compete with Apple on price - never mind overall quality or ecosystem.
And when Microsoft does actually innovate with the Surface...
What is innovative about the surface? Slapping a Metrto interface layer on top of the same tired windows tablet strategy that has gone NOWHERE in the last 10 years?
The Surface is a souped up netbook with Metro tiled on top. There is nothing innovative or revolutionary about it. The fact that it REQUIRES a stylus for the non-Metro apps speaks volumes....
And it's not shipping. Nor do we know anything about price, battery life or software stability. Microsoft wouldn't let anyone play with it so they must be REAL confident on their software :P
it uses another metal that is in larger supply and uses a brand new vapor deposite method that creates a durable surface with nice finish. You and all other claim price is the only way it will sell, yet everything is more expensive than what Apple gets it at. Ultimately the Flash, Intel Processor etc are the same as what Apple uses.
And if Microsoft can do all that and maintain price parity with Apple, bully for them! That's what competition is about.
Or I guess as an Apple fanboy site, we should just all use Apple products. Because that is wonderful for innovation and utlimately pricing.
Wow - your mad with Apple because their products are too cheap and it's unfair? I don't know if I can handle this, especially after dealing with decades of snide comments about the "Apple Tax"...
But to address your sarcastic fanboy comment - I use Apple products because, today, for me, THEY ARE THE BEST. If they cease being the best, I will switch. I dropped Apple in the craptastic Performa days, and didn't come back until well into the second generation iMacs - and even then it was only until the mid 2000's where I switch back to using Macs as my primary computing device.
I'm a fan of Apple because of what they deliver, not because they are just "Apple". If Microsoft or someone else can do it better, I have no problem using them. I have an Xbox 360 and like it. I think Windows Home Server is a vastly underrated product and it serves many useful functions for me. But when it comes to desktop computers, phones and tablets in my opinion there is no one even remotely close. With the iPad, Apple is so far ahead of everyone I don't know if anyone will ever be able to catch up. Sure, Google may be able to flood the market with $200 tablets - but will they make money? Google makes more money from iOS ads than they do for Android - and that's before you factor in all the costs related to acquiring Android and maintaining it over the years. You think Microsoft was in the hole for years with the Xbox? Go read Asymco.com - Microsoft are going to look like rank amateurs at burning through cash compared to Google... I don't know why Google shareholders don't have torches and pitchforks out, honestly... probably because most of them just don't realize how much smoke and mirrors is really going on :P