Not everyone who disagrees with the base spec on the $1600 pro is an Apple hater. I own four different Macs (all of which I've kept), and have been a shareholder for years. I love Apple, and I want them to be as inspiring as possible.Firstly, I support Apples stance Of starting M series at 8GB.
But your comments above are so far from the mark. Your last comment, whilst I see where you’re coming from (a biased position of hatred of Apple), as Tim Cook said, to be a part of the conversation, you need to be in the conversation. He actually said relating to a question about human rights abuses, "to be a part of the game you need to be in the game", but that’s the meaning.
Most of your other comments are just parts of the truth, without context, making what you've said factually incorrect.
Siri works fine most of the time, and considering I dont want it to decide what is on my Google search or YouTube feed, I’m happy with it.
Using the tax system the way it is set up. Wow, how horrendous. They pay every dollar they have to. They’d be stupid to pay more. But they also contribute to communities when they’re not required to.
Introducing software that is no longer supported. Every company does that (don’t start talking about Google, or you’ll get a word limit warning). Then of course there are companies that distribute apps, but to continue to get updates, you have to pay them again because they introduced version 2 or 3 etc (looking at you fantastical). Apple don’t charge for upgrades to software people have purchased. Ever. And occasionally software becomes redundant in its purpose, and usually there are better options.
I’ll grant you, they tout their good work when they do it. Bedazzle if you wish. They also changed the way all premium companies package their products with recyclable materials. That came from Apple. I can bedazzle their good actions too.
Not sure you know what there markup is. Link please?
Army of apologists? Straight up dumb comment. Or do you mean people who support what they do, versus haters? Huh?
Anything you forgot? Yeah you forgot to declare your position on Apples Vegan Leather.
Edit: your comment about F1 is also astray. The FIA (Mohammed ben Sulayem) tried to stop the drivers speaking out. It didn’t work.
There are plenty of reasons people might have different opinions on the base spec aside from being an Apple hater.