Do you sometimes feel like Apple is making us poorer?

raptorstv

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Nowadays everyone seems to always compete for having the latest gadgets and stuffs, and we're constantly pressured to spend money to keep up with the trend. Apple is really good at getting us to spend a lot of money on their products... I guess I should learn to delay gratification at times...
 

Suno

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....Are you serious? You're choosing to pay a $2,000 premium on a laptop and you're asking if Apple is making us 'poorer'?

Apple isn't making you poorer, your choice to buy Apple products is making you poorer. You don't HAVE to buy a $2,000 Macbook Pro, you can easily get a $500 Dell or HP that could accomplish the same thing. You don't HAVE to upgrade to the latest Macbook every time a spec bump is released.

Apple's good at marketing, but only those who fall for it end up becoming poorer and that's through their own choice.
 

raptorstv

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That's not true... You can't simply just buy a Dell/HP laptop and feels comfortable using them in Starbucks
 

Digital Skunk

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....Are you serious? You're choosing to pay a $2,000 premium on a laptop and you're asking if Apple is making us 'poorer'?

Apple isn't making you poorer, your choice to buy Apple products is making you poorer. You don't HAVE to buy a $2,000 Macbook Pro, you can easily get a $500 Dell or HP that could accomplish the same thing. You don't HAVE to upgrade to the latest Macbook every time a spec bump is released.

Apple's good at marketing, but only those who fall for it end up becoming poorer and that's through their own choice.
All quite true.

That's not true... You can't simply just buy a Dell/HP laptop and feels comfortable using them in Starbucks
This made me laugh. :D
 

raptorstv

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can we sue apple over their brilliant marketing techniques?
 
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GeorgeN111

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Have you seen how often other computer companies update their computer line up. Once a year is not a lot.

You also don't have to choose Apple, you have free will.

I think this post also relates to those who are com paining about the price. Apple could have charged $2500 minimum. The $2199 price point, I think it amazing, just over $300 more than $1799 15" Mac, and it is a far superior computer.
 

Martialis

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Also Apple Care is amazing tech support. That alone is a big selling point for Macs for me. Knowing that if something fails I can simply take it in with my receipt and they will fix it for free and I can have it back in a few days.

As opposed to shelling out God knows how much for a repair shop or trying to deal with another retailer or manufacturer.

But yes, learn self-control. Nobody is forcing anyone to buy these products.
 

therealseebs

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When they are available, they will be, at least a little, relevant.

In the mean time, Apple's offering machines that I can't do anything with, and even once those accessories exist, two USB ports? Seriously? My Air has that and it's a giant PITA, I was thinking about replacing my older MBP specifically because I wanted more ports. Two ports sucks.

So it's not making me any poorer, which sucks, because I wanted it to.

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That's not true... You can't simply just buy a Dell/HP laptop and feels comfortable using them in Starbucks
That's your problem, not Apple's. I'll use whatever laptop I want, and if people have a problem with it, well, they have a problem.

Don't blame Apple for that.
 
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