OK, let's face it. Most of you guys(United States residents) don't know this but Apple is local, only US can use them fully functional. In other countries they are really expensive, the other countries are always at the background. Apple is not advertising enough. They just don't care about the world other than US. It really sucks, for ex. in my country(Turkey) prices are doubled, 1699$ low-end MBP is 2735$ here. Plus you don't get enough support, no Turkish Mac, no advertisements, not even stores. Your initial response is going to be "well there is no market." That is completely wrong, though there are no official releases Apple sold more than 100.000 iphones and there are more than a 100.000 unofficial, unlocked and jailbroken iphones.(because iPhone was the only device properly advertised, not by Apple but by carriers) If Apple were to advertise, lower the prices a little bit, give support Macintoshes can rule Pcs in the world. This post is actually is a complaint of mine. For example, i am going to need a laptop for university this summer and i am starting to think " are there any friends who are studying in us, who can bring me a mac" i shouldn't be doing that, i should be able to get support with proper prices and people should know about Apple(i know because i follow Apple us, my citizens don't, they should know with advertisement, apple has the power to do that and sell) I am researching customs in Turkey to get a macbook, i am constantly thinking if it will clear the customs or not. To get a mac is just torture. What i don't get is Apple has the power and countries have the market but they don't go there. Is it because they will think it will lose the magic? Not just Turkey think of any country and you will encounter the same problems. emir p.s: Apple isn't even official here, there is a distributor, they have stores less than 10, i've spoken to one of the staff in the store and he told that they were getting the Macs from France. The staff also sucks, they don't know anything. Apple should officially come here !!