Last edited by paintmered; 10-25-2011 at 09:41 PM.
What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?
All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.
Anyone else having trouble downloading the newest update for the iPad or Iphone? Every time I get it downloaded right before it finishes it says network connection failed and then starts all over. But when it starts all over the download takes hours to do.
I just have a wifi only version of the iPad and I think as long as I have a smartphone I wouldn't use the 3G verision of it.
I think Apple makes great products, I wouldn't argue against that. I also believe that they give you a lot of performance out of the hardware they're selling you. The price thing is still there though and still true.
Take a look at a Macbook Pro. For 2200 bucks you can get one with on board graphics, 750gb 5400rpm hdd, 4gb of ram, and an i7. Plug that hardware into a PC and you can upgrade to a discrete graphics card and still save 1 grand.
If you know your Apple history, it was Gassée who -- in the early days following Jobs' initial departure from Apple -- was the executive who constantly pushed for Apple to sell exclusively in the high-price / high-profit margin arena with their computers. It wasn't until Gassée was ousted that the company even considered targeting mid-range priced machines.Jean-Louis Gassée, a venture capitalist and former Apple executive, said there was a “collective gasp” at how low Apple priced the new MacBook Air.
24 Years and Counting...
I don't like Apple ever since I realized, after buying three albums on iTunes, that they will only play on iTunes. F that. Amazon gets my business now. I also don't get why iTunes is so indispensable. There are zillions of options out there. Most of them don't trap you inside their product line, either.
Windows Media Player
I would consider an iPad, but since competitors have caught up, I'd probably avoid Apple there too.
2015 Rotation: Under Construction
"It is much easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them." - Alfred Adler
I suppose you could pay for the MB, but economically that doesn't make much sense for the provider so that's why they don't do it. Same reason you don't pay per ride at Disneyland or King's Island.
Boy am I old.
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."
All I paid was about $30 for my voice plan. You can text from the tablet with google voice.