Would you please explain how you could actually believe what you say and still remain an Apple customer? I would really like to know because if I really believed Apple did stuff like you and others theorize there's no way I could remain a customer. My personal ethics would get in the way. Yet you and others like you are constantly espousing nasty conspiracy theories about Apple's motivations and supposed evil deeds. But you're still here and still posting. Why is that?\
Umm, you obviously didn't stand in line too long to buy a $600 iPhone on Day 1, did you?
And who said anything about conspiracy theories and evil doing? Business decisions are made every day around the world on what the window of opportunity is on a product release. Grow up, read a book or two, attend a few shareholder meetings of big companies, look at the business section of a newspaper once in a while. If you think Cupertino is the land of milk, honey, and charity towards all, you're missing a very large part of Apple's history.
Look, it's just a product. Something to sell people. That's what Apple does. They're not saving the universe by suddenly letting you copy files to a USB disk. I'm a very huge Apple fan (and stockholder), but after 25 years of Apple product use and purchases, I guess I'm a bit more skeptical than you. That doesn't make me a conspiracy theorist.
And if your ethics actually have that much impact on what you purchase and from whom, you must walk everywhere you go, cause there's no way you're buying gasoline.