Originally Posted by cnocbui
Read my post above.
Actually, an Apple TV is $142 where I live. So you are just like Apple and think I should have spent just over $3500 to be able to use Airplay? I disagree and am not playing. Also, neither the ATV or Express are battery operated and portable. I have two HiFi's I would have liked to Airplay to, so thanks very much, but I don't feel like upping the expenditure to $284.
This deliberate restriction of Airplay to hopefully generate additional income is symptomatic of iGreed, which came in around the time the iPhone was introduced. I have a 3rd Generation iPod Classic, which pre-dates iGreed. It is a wonderful device - except for the battery, the capacity of which Apple lied about to the point they got class-actioned for it and had to recompense customers in the US. Customers outside the US got shafted, as usual. Of course given the sycophantic mindset which infects you and others here, I no doubt only bought it because I was prescient, knowing I could later use it to bash Apple with. Want to know what Apple was like Pre-iGreed? Probably not, the view through those rose-tinted, or in your case rainbow-tinted, glasses is no doubt preferable to reality.
That iPod came with: a mains power adapter, firewire cable, firewire to mini USB adapter, a headphone extension cable with full inline remote, a dock, a CDROM with software, a soft travel pouch and a high quality hard case/holster with belt clip and a pair of lousy quality earbuds.
Contrast all that with what came with the Touch - a USB cable and lousy quality earbuds.
My Macbook Pro Retina didn't even come with a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter. At the very least, I think Apple should have provided a voucher redeemable for the adapter for those who needed one.
What an amazing specimen you are. Such a frustrated, hateful, petty, bitter human being, to the point of being sociopathic. I don't even know where to start with your mind-numbingly ridiculous rambling.
1. I'm gonna go to the apple.com now and buy 10 macbook pros, 5 iPads, and 10 iPod touches, and what he hell, a couple Mac Pros. Then, I'll bitch about how greedy Apple is, in that I just spent $20,000 and I STILL can't airplay to some random device I have at home that doesn't even have airplay built in to begin with. It's like someone buying a sportscar for $100,000 and then bitching how for that kind of money he STILL can't check his email with his car. If you spent $3500 solely for airplay, yes, you are a fool. It's not Apple's fault you didn't do some basic research, then blame Apple like a little schoolgirl because your hifi-whatever didn't support the protocol. I shouldn't have to elaborate as to how insane and childish your logic is. The cost of your Apple hardware is completely irrelevant.
2. The "iGreed". It wasn't clever the 1st time, but you of course feel the need to endlessly repeat it. How cute. It's also cute how you're still so butthurt about an iPod classic capacity discrepency from 2003. Really? You're still that traumatized about something so trivial? Fascinating. I'm curious as to what kind of strange, sheltered life you must live, that to this day you're still emotionally distraught and vengeful over such a thing.
3. Re your "pre-iGreed", again, fascinating how you focus on some stupid bullshit in order to bitch and whine. So you got some cable extenders, adapters, and drivers which came on a CD (which would be utterly useless to include with todays devices) with your $400 black and white, thick as a brick hard-drive based music player that could do exactly ONE task- play music. Today, for less money, you get an iPod touch, an insanely thin and light wireless computer that can do a bazillion things, and which you can extend with a software collection in the hundreds of thousands of apps- for less money than your precious iPod classic. But, your butthurt because you don't get a bag of cables with that, which happened in the wonderful days "pre-iGreed". I'm completely serious when I say that you don't sound sane. If you haven't been paying attention, Apple throughout it's history has strived to simplify- that includes packaging and included garbage that many people won't touch. But hey, we now know that there's one person out there who is furious that CDs and obsolete cables are not being included with his purchases.
It really sounds as if you have a sickness. First of all, stop buying Apple products since you have such venemous hate towards the company, and it's products. You truly take the "bitter troll" award of the month, as I have yet to come across people still fuming over a capacity discrepancy from a 2003 product, or that they can't send airpplay content to a non-airplay device, or frustrated that they're not getting cable extenders and CDs with their iDevices. Please go build a time machine or something, and leave the rest of us who are sane enough to aknowledge that Apple's product line today in infinitely superior than their pre "iGreed" years, when unicorns roamed the earth and everything was so awesome- except of course for the iPod classic capacity thing which just made the world such a horrible place. I have no idea how you manage life on a daily basis, with so much bent up frustration over such irrational reasons.