Apple Products=OCD?

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  1. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    Who else thinks most Apple products give some people a mild or severe case of OCD? I'll admit I had it when I got my macbook pro but its gone away to to my sleeve and zagg invisible shield. I am not saying its Apple's fault but I dont see people obessing over scratches on their dells and motorola razars or blackberries. What do you think?
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I take care of my iMac because it's my first mac, and it's damn nice to look at, plus the scratches really show up on the white glossy plastic

    I take care of my MBP because it's a laptop... If you don't take care of a laptop, it will need to be repaired very quickly... :p

    I take care of my iPhone because it's my phone, if I drop it, I have to deal with O2 insurance, and I don't really want to do that.

    I never took care of my PC because it was a pile of junk, it would BSOD at least 2 or 3 times a day, and required reinstallation of XP every few months, it was the reason I switched to Mac.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Could it be that Apple products are generally expensive items, so people tend to look after them better?
     
  4. joro macrumors 68020

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    Plus the initial investment in Apple products is typically more substantial then comparable products. For example, you can get a basic PC for $300-$400 whereas your entry level Apple runs around $1000. Same goes for iPhones and, to some extent, iPods.
     
  5. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I spent £800 on my iMac, I spent £1200 on my PC, money has nothing to do with it. One worked, the other didn't :p
     
  6. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree I would treat a 400$ pc better than my imac if it performed better
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I paid a lot of money for my Apple products so I'll jolly well take care of them.
    That said I look after all my electronics... DS, PSP, Dell monitor, Xbox 360, watch, mobile phone... Wanting to protect an investment isn't OCD.
     
  8. MyDesktopBroke macrumors 6502

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    Yes. Especially when I bought my MBP with my own money. I carry it around in foam, and only put it down on a fluffy towel.

    I know it's going to get scratched someday, but it won't make it any more pleasant when it happens.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I tend to agree with you but when you read the stuff that gets posted on MR, you have to wonder.
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Even a MBP should always know where it's towel is...


    I'm always in a state of wonder when I read MR...
    :)
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I hear you. Lately though, it's more a state of face palm.

    Or this

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  12. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Heh. That .gif made me chuckle.


    I don't think Apple products equal OCD, it depends on the individual. Like many people, I baby my gadgets for the first few months, then eventually i'll care less and less (normally after it gets scratched despite everything).
     

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