Macbook 'Fashion' status - OMG Justin Bieber has one..I WANT xox

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  1. AnonDP macrumors member

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    Hi,
    So, as many of you may have realised the Macbook with that Apple symbol proudly glowing on the rear of the lid has quickly become a desirable fashion accessory with young, fresh-faced teenagers wanting a machine to post their selfies to Facebook and to smoothly edit a cool text overlay of "YOLO" or "Live. Love. Laugh xox". These individuals are highly influenced by their favourite celebs seen cluthing onto their shiny (no expense spared) Apple macbook.
    We would be foolish to think Apple have not slightly altered their way of working to even further enhance their appeal to this type of audience, who have the greatest amount of disposible income and buying power I must add.

    What ways do you feel Apple have managed to capitilize on this 'fashionable' status and do you feel their machines would be of a greater spec than it currently is? After all, you don't need quadcore i7 in a 13" rMBP in order to post "OMG, had a sick weekend with my BFF xoxILYxox" to Facebook.

    You're welcome
     
  2. SarcasticJoe macrumors 6502a

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    You could be slightly less obvious in your attempts at trying to troll us...

    Also, how about you bugger back off to /g/, /v/, /b/ or whatever board of that cesspool called 4chan that you crawled out of.
     
  3. AnonDP thread starter macrumors member

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    In what way am I trolling? I am a Macbook owner and am closer affiliated to Apple than many on this forum.
    I assume my attempt of an injection of humour ignited a fire deep down in you. Control your aggression and read the damn post.
     
  4. SarcasticJoe macrumors 6502a

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    Let's see..

    1: Your screen name, an obvious reference to 4chan and it's cesspool of a community which generally hates mac users

    2: You only just created your account

    3: The general attitude of your post. You're attacking the perceived smugness of mac users by pointing out that Justin Beiber, who is currently probably the most hated celebrity around, owns one

    Trolling is an art form and what you're doing is just embarrassing.
     
  5. leman macrumors 604

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    Teenagers having greatest amount of disposable indome? Hear hear. There is really something wrong with the US economy if this is the case :D
     
  6. AnonDP thread starter macrumors member

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    Anon is due to my affiliation with Apple. I do not go on any of the websites you state and certainly do not think I am some form of 'hacker'.

    I created my account a few weeks ago. View previous posts if possible.

    I am an Apple owner, noone who posts on this forum will be the 'Facebook warriors' I was describing. It's obvious everyone on MR has some form of knowledge and general interest in Apple as a brand and not as a fashion accessory. If it's easier for you to understand, please use this thread as a way to share you opinion on that side of the Apple market.

    You are reading into this thread way too much; lighten up and read it with an open mind. If you tell yourself I am one thing before you even read my post you will take everything I write the wrong way.

    Anyway, your opinion seems to be set in stone. Humour does not equal trolling, it's a shame you missed the obvious underlying topic.
     
  7. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

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    Plenty of companies attempt product placement however it'll be tough to pull off a Beats scheme unless the product is good/geared to such a marketshare--there are plenty of iPhone/iPod/iPad owners who refuse to buy a Mac. Keep in mind Mac version(s) of most PC applications/games are lacking or don't exist, younger generation learns this from word of mouth so a music video won't sway/influence childern pressuring parents. In the 90s only two of my friends owned Macs due to parents, yet when they grew up they preferred PCs for games/choice of applications(ex: Paintshop Pro) and my PC friends hated Macs... only two diehard PC "gamers" bought a Mac only because the MBP 2009 smoked most PC notebooks at the price point and OS X was just a bonus(they mainly used Boot Camp).

    J.Lo & Justin Timberlake used iBooks/PowerBook G4/MacBook/MacBook Pro in music videos well before Bieber... movies used Macs due to being able to use UI skins/scripting/Hypercard pre-OS X.

    In the entertainment/media/print you can have OS X loop via scripting of software or a video screensaver of the task to avoid reshoots... Windohs isn't as easy and Linux requires IT knowhow to properly pull it off.
     
  8. AnonDP thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately, this is the case. Mostly living at home, possible part-time job, in school, maybe some help from parents. For most teenagers, right or wrong, their money is disposible. I don't agree with it but it seems to be the case.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I guess the bottom line, does it matter?

    If you like Macs, use it, who cares if others buy it because of the logo on the back.
     
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    I think you should shut this thread down. This thread serves no purpose.
     
  11. AnonDP thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, true, I am not saying discriminate users who's main motivation is due to the logo.
    But do you feel that IF Apple did not have such prestige with this audience the product cost/specifications/aesthetics would be better, the same or worse?

    I feel if they were not seen as a 'fashionable' the following would be the case:

    Cost: The same
    Spec: Better
    Aesthetics: Worse

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    Serves no purpose in your OPINION. If you do not understand the topic, simply ignore.

    Thanks to people actually participating in discussion :rolleyes:
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    Consider when Apple was not the darling of the consumer, back when it was struggling. They made the same types of computers, designed great, looked great and performed great, so your supposition holds no water. Before they were popular they made great computers, now they make great computers, but some people are drawn to the logo.
     
  13. AnonDP thread starter macrumors member

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    Not doubting the computers then or now. Just getting people's opinions on if the popularity would have affected (positively or negatively) aspects of the products over the years.
    Thanks for the input and I agree with your comments. Of course there is no right or wrong answer, just interested in seeing others thoughts :)

    Adding my opinion; I feel that the product portfolio would be less geared towards everyday consumers and more towards specialist users resulting in possibly higher spec'd machines but at a sacrifice of possibly some of the 'prettyness'.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    You're ignoring my point.

    The status symbol is not affecting price/performance or design. It hadn't in the past and its not now. If you look at apple, prior to them moving to Intel, the PowerPC Macs had similar great designs, whether we're taking a PowerMac or PowerBook.
     
  15. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    There definitely is that "status" that comes with a glowing Apple logo on the back of your screen.

    You get people who notice you and admire or people who notice you and scoff in your direction.

    There are also definitely people who buy Apple products just to show off or be seen as important, and that's something that not many brands can claim to have. I mean, people aren't buying Toyota, LG, and New Balance to show off their status - They're going to buy Mercedes, Apple, and Nike to show off status.

    Personally for me, I don't buy Apple for the benefit of having an Apple logo. I could care less if people know I buy Apple. I buy it for 2 reasons - The design of the computer is beautiful to me, and the software I love is only on Apple products.

    If another company made a computer just as beautiful as Apple and had Mac OS X (or at least everything I want), I'd buy their computer if it had enough benefits over Apple's. There are already plenty of computers, tablets, and phones that are just as well designed if not better looking than Apple's products that I definitely have considered buying, but the software that I love and want just isn't always there.

    But yeah, there are DEFINITELY people who buy Apple cause it's trendy, usually the teenagers that want to seem popular.
     

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