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    Does apple deserve such a loyal customer fan base?? YES or NO? POLL

    Totally agree on the hardware.

    Netbook, inspired by Intel?

    Utter rubbish. MacBook Air - invented by Apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f4780y
    Why does it have to be such utterly polarised positions?

    Am I a fan? Yes.
    Do I agree with everything they do? No.
    Are they overpriced? Yes.
    Is the Android / Windows tablet landscape any better? No.

    Isn't it OK to just enjoy the Apple products I own for what they are... Great gadgets and productivity tools which add value to my life?

    Apple not providing IOS6 on the iPad1 and making a bit of a hash of their first version of Maps isn't the end of the world from where I'm sitting. YMMV.
    I could not have said it better

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    I bought the HTC G1 on release day and was in awe. I loved this new device and quickly became addicted to android. I had previously been addicted to the Sidekick line of phones. I then went on to buy 9 other android devices over the years and became an android developer. I bought the Samsung Vibrant on release day and went on to develop my own ROMs for it. I then got into theming android and my apps and themes were available in the Google App Store.

    One day in April of 2012 I became very curious about iOS and bought the iPhone 4S knowing I had 14 days to take it back if I wasn't happy. I figured I would "enhance" my android-is-better repertoire of reasons to stick with android. What I found was the complete opposite.

    The iPhone was faster, smoother and more aesthetically pleasing than any android device I had owned. I found that iOS devices had no bloat ware and were supported longer than android devices. Everything worked perfectly, no rooting needed. I also learned that iOS executes almost all of its code natively while android executes almost everything in a virtual machine. Regardless of what anyone says, apps running in a VM will never be as fast or as smooth as apps that run natively, nature of the beast.

    As I researched other Apple products I found android severely lacking by comparison. A week after purchasing the iPhone 4S I sold off my android devices and am now building my life around iOS and OS X.

    So, I've gone from an android developer and themer to an iOS user after experiencing Apple products first-hand.

    It's amazing what you can learn when you stop repeating the hyperbole and research things for yourself.

    Does Apple deserve my loyalty? Absolutely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ardchoille
    I bought the HTC G1 on release day and was in awe. I loved this new device and quickly became addicted to android. I had previously been addicted to the Sidekick line of phones. I then went on to buy 9 other android devices over the years and became an android developer. I bought the Samsung Vibrant on release day and went on to develop my own ROMs for it. I then got into theming android and my apps and themes were available in the Google App Store.

    One day in April of 2012 I became very curious about iOS and bought the iPhone 4S knowing I had 14 days to take it back if I wasn't happy. I figured I would "enhance" my android-is-better repertoire of reasons to stick with android. What I found was the complete opposite.

    The iPhone was faster, smoother and more aesthetically pleasing than any android device I had owned. I found that iOS devices had no bloat ware and were supported longer than android devices. Everything worked perfectly, no rooting needed. I also learned that iOS executes almost all of its code natively while android executes almost everything in a virtual machine. Regardless of what anyone says, apps running in a VM will never be as fast or as smooth as apps that run natively, nature of the beast.

    As I researched other Apple products I found android severely lacking by comparison. A week after purchasing the iPhone 4S I sold off my android devices and am now building my life around iOS and OS X.

    So, I've gone from an android developer and themer to an iOS user after experiencing Apple products first-hand.

    It's amazing what you can learn when you stop repeating the hyperbole and research things for yourself.

    Does Apple deserve my loyalty? Absolutely.
    That's a well reasoned point of view, if I ever heard one.

    Nothing like personal experience to enable one argue from a solid foundation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Robert
    If I'd had the dinerii for the 17" retina display MBP, I would've jumped on it in a second.... lol. I may be more critical of Apple than I used to be, but I still think they make the best hardware, and very good software to go with it..
    Speaking as a person who has been writing software since 2001, one of the reasons iOS runs so fast and smooth is that Apple controls the hardware. It's very easy to get software to run well when you know exactly which hardware configuration will be supporting the software.

    It's very difficult, however, to get software to run well when you know nothing about the hardware on which it will be installed. Each change in hardware typically requires new/different drivers, and that contributes to delays and bugs with regard to system updates. I seriously doubt Google is in possession of all of the drivers for every piece of hardware in the android landscape. This is one reason Google cannot push android updates directly to every android user.

    Apple's execution is much more sane.
    Last edited by ardchoille; 11-25-2012 at 09:17 PM.
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    Does apple deserve such a loyal customer fan base?? YES or NO? POLL

    Quote Originally Posted by f4780y View Post
    Why does it have to be such utterly polarised positions?

    Am I a fan? Yes.
    Do I agree with everything they do? No.
    Are they overpriced? Yes.
    Is the Android / Windows tablet landscape any better? No.

    Isn't it OK to just enjoy the Apple products I own for what they are... Great gadgets and productivity tools which add value to my life?

    Apple not providing IOS6 on the iPad1 and making a bit of a hash of their first version of Maps isn't the end of the world from where I'm sitting. YMMV.
    I agree, who would agree with everything any company or person does? I love my iOS devices and, NO, I am not going to buy every Apple product / upgrade that comes out. Unless, I win lotto of course lol.
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    I pref windows and I won't buy anything from them again they are ok but it all costs too much

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    Does apple deserve such a loyal customer fan base?? YES or NO? POLL

    Quote Originally Posted by Otto8888 View Post
    I pref windows and I won't buy anything from them again they are ok but it all costs too much
    I think windows / PCs cost about the same as a Mac. For example, Dell or HP will advertise a laptop priced at 500.00; however, by the time you add the software, memory, etc., it is more than double the advertised price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbaker

    I think windows / PCs cost about the same as a Mac. For example, Dell or HP will advertise a laptop priced at 500.00; however, by the time you add the software, memory, etc., it is more than double the advertised price.

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    Well if you want a good apple they are like 2000 and for windows they are like 500 for a good one well depends what u need

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    The inability to use, for example a conventional jump drive, or connect with things like a GPS through blue tooth with out jail breaking... and yes over priced.


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