whitedragon, 20 Feb 2016TechGuy, yes it is a shame that the price of their items is seen this way and as being synonym... moreDude whatever you said made little to no sense to me. May be my english comprehension is too poor and theres any other reason?
whitedragon, 20 Feb 2016TechGuy, yes it is a shame that the price of their items is seen this way and as being synonym... moreApple's computers supreme reign on digital creation ends when they stop using the powerpc chips. Apple with intel are just the same with Windows with intel. No significant advantage there. Just the high price. Windows with proper configurations are just as reliable as OS X and as a techie you should be able to set them up as such. Data recovery for pc especially laptops are far easier with their hdd easily accessible by end user. And for iOS vs Android. No buts iOS sucks more. The only thing Apple has right now is their monitors' perfect calibration. So recommending Apple to anyone right now is plain lazy. You are just lazy going through the different specs on pc/android. The only value you'll get is being lazy. I am an android fan, a nokia/meego lover, a pc user, but at night i still dream of a powerbook g5.
Techguy, 20 Feb 2016apple = overpriced TechGuy, yes it is a shame that the price of their items is seen this way and as being synonymous with the name.
'Overpriced" needs to be evaluated: what constitutes a price as being higher than it should be?
I am no brand loyalist. I do however offer purchasing advice to the community in which I live (and family & friends as do most 'techies').
Whilst it could be argued I am a service person of PCs and therefore naturally biased, my intention for people to buy the best value items based on their needs ensures I am well researched and honest and open with sharing the worlds knowledge 'broken down in meaningful ways'.
The truth is I HAVE TO RECOMMEND APPLE due to their EXCEPTIONAL VALUE FOR MONEY.
'HANG ON!" (I hear the mainstream yell)
Now without getting into the costs of running an independent company that has their own operating systems and designers, and putting forward reasons for the 'markups' they seek for what is often seen as last seasons hardware... I can justify value for money based on Total Cost of Ownership.
Hardware that is more reliable (in general), has little downtime with 'warranty repairs', and the added advantage of not being returned a wiped PC with all previous work relegated to the nether..
Not having to fight with the OS at every step of the way; interpreting error messages for syntax to try and understand what we are actually saying 'OK / cancel' to...
And and ecosystem that is often argued has less hardware variations and therefore none of the burden that 'real' mass market OSs can handle....
Many studies show the number of PC technicians needed to maintain, say 100 PCs, vs the equivalent need for Apple hardware.
Often what is saved in the initial purchase cost on non Apple parts, is quickly lost in maintenance costs keeping it running. (Hey, at least Microsoft creates jobs for the tech industry)
Truth is MIcrosoft Windows generally runs better and more reliably on Apple hardware. (Yes they can have their cake and eat it to with multiple OSs)
The simple truth that qualifies my 'value' statement is with regards to productivity.
Apple ecosystems are shown as simply getting more done.
A lot of the research I base my beliefs about this started in the nineties, where Apple parts had a fraction of the hardware muscle, cost the same (or more) but the professionals who used them were so much more productive.
This was using the same software platforms, and carried out by many independant research groups.
Similar studies have been done with OS X and modern platforms.
If you pay staff wages (high cost) you want them to be productive.
Tech hardware for a business usually carries tax writes offs, so the cost of the hardware is moot to many.
For me? Recommending breadline earners (single mums etc) tech for their children's education: Go Apple.
I lose customers when they take this advice. (I might get an initial setup job installing Office etc, for which I can only charge a minimal)
But I know that those students won't lose twenty hours of work when some budget PC laptop craps itself. ("No worries" they say, "we spent the extra dollars (that would have bought us Apple) on extended warranty" - sure two weeks at deadline time without your PC and you still don't get your already spent twenty hours on reports back with the replaced PC.
why dont reduce the selling price for benefit to the consumers? the benefit of incentive only for their employees, it is unfair to consumers. Yes they have plenty of fans support to pay it.
TanTrum87, 20 Feb 2016Pathetic? Doesn't makes sense at all.They are being pathetic right now for doing this... now even their ifans is getting pathetic too with their comments...
Apple shaking in them boots i see . No longer confident i see. i don't blame them, Galaxy S7 is shaping up to be a monster of a device.
Advent, 20 Feb 2016Pathetic... just plain pathetic...Pathetic? Doesn't makes sense at all.
A freaking trip to Cupertino? Of all the places in the world you win a trip to go kiss up to Tim Cook for your hard work?