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User avatar #294 - doctorstein (01/30/2013) [-]
Does this not remind anyone of Erudito? No? I'll walk myself out, then.
User avatar #293 - colegaleener ONLINE (01/30/2013) [-]
Spend your money on what you want faggot
User avatar #292 - sloar ONLINE (01/30/2013) [-]
I am always up for some Apple hatin, glad someone went to the effort to point out how they inhibit real technology under the guise of fashion and user friendliness
User avatar #290 - chiefrunnyjeans (01/30/2013) [-]
I like my ipod and I have had no problems with itunes until itunes 11 came out. Itunes 11 has a really ****** interface, is hard to work with, and has reduced functionality compared to previous versions. I just stuck with 10.7. Apples computers are way overpriced though and I would never buy one.
User avatar #289 - lordofcinder (01/30/2013) [-]
I only have one problem with this post... I like iTunes QQ everything else I agree with
#288 - hauntzor (01/30/2013) [-]
As a Mac user, I found this post pretty interesting. I mean, obviously my jimmies were rustled a bit at first, but then I realized it's just a computer and I have no real point of getting outraged over it. I think the only real reason I haven't switched back to my PC (I've owned this iMac for about four years now; still works great, by the way) is because I don't feel like readjusting to a different setup. I must admit, even though I use OS X, there's just something about using Windows that feels like you're actually accomplishing something, you know?

I also like how they made plenty of arguments against Macs other than HURR DURR OVERPRICED AND CAN'T PLAY GAME.

inb4 red thumbs for admitting self as a Mac user
User avatar #284 - Lambda (01/30/2013) [-]
I say, it's brilliant. Everything they're doing is brilliant.
Why? Simple. They're in it to make money. And all of these things are excellent strategies to do just that. They've cultivated an extremely loyal consumer base whom they can count on to buy whatever they release, and most importantly they release OFTEN, leaving out features just so that people are more likely to buy a new device.
Making their hardware un-serviceable and proprietary does one simple thing: Forces people to buy more of it, which means, more profit. They go crazy with these patents because the more they patent, the more control they can have over the market, which means..... more people have to buy their products.

Apple is a business. They're out to make money and that's what they're doing. That's capitalism, that's the way it is. Yes, it's capitalism, and in a capitolist society, you have the right as a consumer to buy from whoever you want to. I don't have anything against apple at all, in fact, I am impressed at the success their devious schemes. I just shake my head at all the people who choose to spend their money on Apple products. There's always an alternative, that's why we have anti-monopoly laws. If you're looking to save money, get an inexpensive computer and load a free OS like linux. Or buy software and technology from one of the many other companies out there.
User avatar #324 to #284 - masterarctik (01/30/2013) [-]
This. This exactly. There is a market for their products, so Apple makes them. What is so bad about that?
#305 to #284 - anon (01/30/2013) [-]
The base intention of capitalism is to reward those who produce the most value. The fact that there are ways to make more profit without making better things is not "what capitalism is", those are loopholes in capitalism which allow leeches to draw off more of the value that is produced elsewhere in society. If everyone in capitalist society focused their efforts on playing the game better the way companies like Apple do, instead of making better technology, we'd all be worse off.

That doesn't get the respect of anyone except equally those of equally despicable mindset.
#296 to #284 - beerholder (01/30/2013) [-]
You have distorted views about how capitalism and the economy work. A business must work for common benefit along with the customer. Trying to obtain a profit on your lack of generosity and lying by omission are 2 of the characteristics of the old fashion "ripoff".
User avatar #316 to #296 - eefje (01/30/2013) [-]
in true capitalism, the only thing a business has to do is make money. whether the customer benefits doesn't matter, it's just usually a good idea because it will make them by your products.
#363 to #316 - beerholder (01/30/2013) [-]
No, true capitalism is based on a little thingy called "Fair Trade" meaning that for commerce to be established, a trust relation must be set between the customer and the business.
User avatar #540 to #363 - eefje (01/31/2013) [-]
and who makes sure they do this?
#543 to #540 - beerholder (01/31/2013) [-]
regulatory systems like the legislative apparatus or central bank policies (in case of currency exchange). For example in some countries there are laws that make retailers set a minimum, actual or maximum price on products so that small businesses could not go bankrupt. Or the antitrust law that prevents large companies to fix prices. How would you like it if all the shoe manufacturers talk to each other and fix ridiculously high prices on shoes to make money. You would need shoes, but would it be fair to pay that much for them?
User avatar #544 to #543 - eefje (02/01/2013) [-]
But isn't capitalism about having as little laws in regard to business, economy and money as possible?
#545 to #544 - beerholder (02/01/2013) [-]
No, that's the liberal market doctrine.
User avatar #300 to #296 - Lambda (01/30/2013) [-]
Of course it's a ripoff, that's why people shouldn't buy apple products. But they do anyway.
#281 - anon (01/30/2013) [-]
great ********* op
#280 - anon (01/30/2013) [-]
I honestly don't give a **** , this Mac works better than any PC I ever had.
User avatar #287 to #280 - lordofcinder (01/30/2013) [-]
But if you took the time to build a PC, that PC would be roughlty 8x more powerful and have interchangable parts
#313 to #287 - anon (01/30/2013) [-]
For the same price you paid for your Mac
User avatar #321 to #313 - lordofcinder (01/30/2013) [-]
Thank you kind sir, I forgot to mention that +1 for helpful anon
User avatar #279 - garentei (01/30/2013) [-]
There is this guy who repairs computers at his own local (he is known as the best one in our town) and whenever someone takes in a mac, he always tells his costumers they (macs) are a piece of **** and repairing it would only lead to more problems and more money wasted in the future so he actually refuses to repair them.

Don't know if he's an asshole for refusing to repair macs or is a hero because he is losing money for the sake of the costumers (he doesn't even sell computers so he can't profit out of them buying a pc instead)
User avatar #314 to #279 - hellsjester (01/30/2013) [-]
no if he services them it voids the warranty and they won't be able to get a new one this probably cause problems for him at one point or another .... get pc nuff said
User avatar #278 - battledude (01/30/2013) [-]
I thought this was all common sense
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#273 - anon (01/30/2013) [-]
i like my ipod
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#271 - anon (01/30/2013) [-]
Seriously it's just sad and pathetic that you or anybody else cares.

If someone wants a stunning laptop and buy a Macbook Pro, what harm is it to you?
If someone wants a simple MP3 player that is easy to use, attractive and popular, why the **** not?

The only way that this could make you angry is that either the attitude of mac owners being snobbery (which would be kinda annoying but grow up, and it shouldn't drive you to this), or you're jealous because you can't afford one.
#275 to #271 - anon (01/30/2013) [-]
Your second part is wrong mate, there are more cunts out there that whine about Mac users than there are snobby mac users.

And there will be pathetic people thumbing down Apple positive posts.
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User avatar #268 - themamzingbs (01/30/2013) [-]
Apple is ******* brilliant at marketing and at copyright laws, exploiting anything they can to earn more money, seems ******* smart. I dont give a **** if my ipod cost me $300 new, ive had it for 5 years and it works fine, not one issue that i couldnt solve with a simple clear and restore.
Apple is deceitful, but brilliant.
User avatar #264 - royco (01/30/2013) [-]
Apple computers have an average lifespan of only 2 years? I've had my Mac for about 5 years or so, still works perfectly fine and has not "died", whereas my friend's top quality PC practically fell apart the first week he bought it (his computer still works, but I'm saying its hardware is lolsy).
User avatar #286 to #264 - Lambda (01/30/2013) [-]
It all depends on how you use it, and what model it is. If you carry your laptop back and forth to work every day and move it around a lot, it will break a lot sooner than it would if you don't do as much with it.
#282 to #264 - contracunt (01/30/2013) [-]
wheras my dads 13 year old dell is still kicking and works fine.
User avatar #260 - doombunni (01/30/2013) [-]
The only thing I use from apple is itunes since its layout is simple and its easier for me to keep track of my music. I'd take my droid over an iphone any day since I can switch out memory cards whenever I want and change the UI completely to fit my preferences, not to mention its compatible with basically any charger or usb cord out there
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