Are we really that bad ? I don't think so
There is no difference between platforms or IT companies. I don't care if it's Apple, Dell, Windows ( Microsoft) Nokia, Blackberry, Sony, Samsung or what ever one always get your dedicated users whom think there goodies are the best So what !! It does not matter. It is the same between car brands Hi fi's Football you name it
To quote jaman09 " Overall there are going to be die hard fans for everything, be it electronics or sports teams." so the statement "I just don't understand the "blind devition" and almost cult-like behavior of many Apple users." does not really make sense It is quite normal......personally I find Windows users much worse but it does not worry me.
I find also there is a lot of jealousy because Apple is doing so well with the digital market (ipod, iphone ipad and I can understand why.... I also think its fantastic that the other manufactures are developing touch screen tablets and new smart phones thats what competition is about. Bring it on as they say...
I have been an Apple user since 1978 and an Independent specialist reseller since 1990 Yes I am a true believer of Apple why because I have used personally or sold almost every Apple product ever made ( good and bad) so of course I believe in Apple otherwise I would not have been successful in selling the product. In saying that I have also owned 4 black berry phones ( prior to iPhone) and Nokia plus Sony Mobiles. I loved my blackberry phones at that time as it was the best available but I love the iphone much more because it suits my lifestyle and is a more polished product for every day use.
I personally have been pleasantly surprised with ipadforums as this is different compared to other ipad ( Apple) and PC forums I have visited or joined. We have both Mac user's Pc User's other phone user's and first time computer user's all sharing their own world with us and 90% seem to debate and share about what they own and love with other users without any drama.
Every one can have their own opinion and I welcome constructive criticism any time as no company or product is perfect.
If you want to post go right ahead let's hear your comments please. If you feel uneasy about it thats ok to. In the meantime enjoy the responses to your post
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