ericthehalfbee wrote: »
Very good points about the many "versions" of Android and all the various skins placed on top. Does anyone know what "Android" really looks like? There are so many things in OEM Android phones that have come from sources other than iOS (like Palm, Symbian or even Windows) that the Android fanboys seem to think Android invented every single mobile interface. Android didn't invent them all, but they sure as hell incorporated them all.
BTW, waiting for all the anti-Dilger people to post again. Oh, and the inevitable new accounts fuming at the thought Apple didn't really copy Android as much as they think.
kicsike wrote: »
I would like to comment on the following statement:
"Macs aren't really priced significantly higher than generic PC's of similar built qualities and specs."
It is not quite true, but in a different direction that one may think about.
About four years ago when I switched from Windows PC to a Mac, a move I regret only for not doing it years earlier, I went on Dell's website and built a similar quality PC compared with the Mac Pro I had purchased. The Mac Pro was $100 more expensive, which compared to the $3000 something price is only 3%. This difference was a result of not being able to choose the 8GB DDR3 RAM memory for the Dell machine, only DDR2, since DDR3 was not available in the spring of 2009 for Dell.
If I would have been able to choose DDR3 RAM memory for the Dell PC the price difference would have been probably nil.
Half a year later I purchased an additional Apple computer, a 17 inch MacBook Pro.
I did the same "exercise" as for the Mac Pro and my Apple laptop came out $100 cheaper than the comparably configured Dell laptop.
So, my conclusion is: there is no price difference at all between Machines running the Apple OSX operating system compared tp machines running the Windows operating system.
Or, if still there is, it's non significant.
appex wrote: »
A Mac Pro mini would be awesome:
The time is (finally) right for a Mac minitower
iOs7 does simplify and enhance. That's the whole point.
Other than that...a decent article.
Though I don't agree on Mac pricing. Historically, Apple have offered Macs cheaper (on entry models certainly...) when they had no stores, less volume on sales and less money in the bank. e.g. entry iMac going from £675 in 2008 to £1099 now (and they charge £65 extra for the DVD player they dropped...) And they used to have dedicated gpus on the mini prior to the Intel switch. So they've saved on that as well? Yet the Mini is historically more (with no k/b, mouse and monitor...)
Yes. I get the branding angle. They're 'Apple.' (Bending you over on Mac pricing is nothing new...)
I think they could squeeze margin on just entry models to help more people onto the Mac ladder. (They've done it in the past...)
Still, I guess they can pass the billions they make knickle and diming customers on outrageous upsell to their shareholders...
Lemon Bon Bon.
PS. I'm please Apple had a really excellent WWDC after all that bad press and outrageous market manipulation of their share price.
Don't get me started...
I'd rather call the new Android theme as Hollow. It just offered over hyped craps.
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joshmccullough wrote: »
I thought this article was annoying and biased so I stopped reading. Then I realized it was from AppleInsider and now it all makes sense!
You didn't know it was Apple Insider from the beginning? Of course it's biased. That's why "Editorial" is in the title. Editorials are supposed to be biased. I don't always agree with him, and his grammar skills really annoy me sometimes, but DED has a lot of great insight into Apple. He seems to understand that computer and software industries much better than the tech journalists who are constantly attacking Apple.