Sunday, May 1, 2011

Funny Pic

Thought this way funny (and pretty accurate). Click for bigger image.


  1. "Apple releases a product. It's absolutely revolutionary"

    Often true.

    "Despite a successful launch, people protest missing features. They still buy the product".

    Not necessarily. No product can satisfy all people. Apple omits features for a variety of reasons. Among them: to meet a particular price point, to limit size, weight, memory footprint, power consumption, and operational complexity. Those who absolutely require those missing features will likely buy something else, if it is available.

    "Steve Jobs explains why those features are useless and why you don't need them."

    And for a majority of customers, he is right. (He can't actually address each individual user, can he?) He actually spends more time explaining what the device CAN DO than downplaying missing features.

    "It's never Apple's fault. Everybody is out to get them"

    Not sure what "It" refers to. Apple has plenty of supporters, so "Everyone" is not accurate. But clearly there are haters waiting to pounce on any conceivable flaw in Apple's products or policies. This site is proof of that.

    "Apple makes an official announcement for something that will forever change technology. Next year of course."

    In a year, further R&D coupled with advances and price drops in components, materials, and improvements in network infrastructure, etc will make new capabilities feasable and economical. Nothing strange about that.

    "Apple releases the new version of their product including the missing 'useless features', and calls the new device AMAZING AND REVOLUTIONARY!!!"

    When Steve Jobs makes that claim, it is usually because Apple has broken significant barriers such as cost, size, weight, battery life, or created a new way for users to interact with a consumer device. While individual features and elements may have appeared elsewhere first, never have they been combined as synergistically as this. An example is the iPad. There were plenty of failed tablets before the iPad, but It took Apple to realize what was really important and desirable to a large number of people. When iPad 2 was announced, I don't think Steve actually referred to it as "revolutionary" (clearly it wasn't). But iPad 2 IS lighter, thinner, faster, and has cameras added... all at no additional cost, or detriment to battery life. That IS amazing.

  2. i agree. only spoiled kids get mad

  3. well my deart friend samsung galaxy s 2 broke even further barriers but you dont hear them shooting guns in the air and calling the phone erevolutinary

  4. True, it is an awesome phone. Apple's devices and OS flat-lined a long time ago (in the tech world). Android is, at least, evolving and there is new hardware about every month.

  5. Just keep telling yourself that Apple has "flat-lined" or whatever it takes for you to keep from crying yourself to sleep each night while the iPhone rakes in the majority of profits in cellphones (despite its smaller market share, and iPhone 5 still pending) and iPad dominating the tablet market, forcing its Android-based competitors to fight for scraps in a race to the bottom. Sure, there's new hardware every month as Apple's competitors keep throwing things at the wall hoping something will stick.

  6. Apple really makes more profit because they charge more for everything. Everyone knows that. Silly Brett.

  7. I believe I read once that they even contribute most of their earnings to the premium they charge.

  8. Apple charges more because their products are more valuable (to those who buy them). Of course Apple's earnings come from the premium they charge. That's why its called profit margin. Where else could it come from? And it's nothing to be ashamed of.

    We already know that back in the '90s when Apple wasn't so profitable, the haters were warning everyone to avoid their products because the company was "beleaguered" and would be "going out of business any day now".

    The hater's motto: "Kick em when they're up. Kick em when they're down."

    Apple's current profits (and cash hoard) mean that there will be continued innovation and a bright future for the Mac and iOS platforms. Formerly that was the kind of warm fuzzy feeling that was experienced exclusively by Microsoft customers.

    For the record, Microsoft didn't build their fortune by charging mere pennies above their costs either.

  9. It most certainly is something to be ashamed of. Overcharging for something just because you can is the epitome of scum-baggery. They know there are people out there that need to be told what they can and cannot do and what the can and cannot see. Those people just think that if they are paying more the product must be better. That simply isn't the case. I ask some Mac owners why they made that choice and they sometimes actually answer "I don't know, isn't it better?" Then they ask me if I can help them with their computer problems. How is that any better than anything else? I'll answer for you, it's not. I'm sure you'll reply with the whole "Yes but you're paying for the magical experience" nonsense. Save it please.

  10. "Overcharging" is a matter of opinion. Charging what the market will bear is standard competitive capitalism. If Apple's products really were overpriced, no one would buy them and Apple would have to reduce the price (Like HPs TouchPad, for instance). I'd personally love it if Apple gear was less expensive, but I'd rather have them stay in business even if I have to pay a little more to insure it.

    Most people can't articulate why they bought their particular computer as they have little understanding of technology. For most, I suspect it was because it was cheap or everyone they know had a similar one.

    And I pity the Mac owner that asks you for help with their computer problems.

  11. Apple's products are overpriced and that is one of the reasons why the have such a small market share. And I just pity Mac owners in general.