Found 15th Jun 2011
how do so many ppl afford apple products. only got me an ipod nano....and from that i do realise they are very good at what they make...but their stuff is SO EXPENSIVE!

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By working hard and earning a living MB

MB your gangsta, you shouldnt buy it you should rob the kids X)

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Expensive? Not really

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bazzaric

By working hard and earning a living MB


meh thats what the husband is for....but seriously its not a cae of just being able to afford it.....but also a case of value for money! im not being weird but i know quite a few iphone owners and they arent that amazingly well off..... currently we are doing ok but when i went to look at contracts on the iphone i was quite shocked at how much a month most of my friends are paying,esp when i know a few of them are in debt as well!

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it is expensive dimebars....compared to other phones on the market.

Seems to be a fashion accessory/status symbol for some poor people to own an iPhone rather than affordability MB.

I'd put it down to clever advertising, a lot of people wouldn't think twice about alternative products and are buying into the trend.

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Kermit2004

I'd put it down to clever advertising, a lot of people wouldn't think … I'd put it down to clever advertising, a lot of people wouldn't think twice about alternative products and are buying into the trend.



not so much advertising as it becoming a status symbol

Apple aka the Adjustment Bureau

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You've worded your question wrong........ You really meant why are people to gullible.....

Apple products are rubbish and overpriced. The iphone is just a small ipad with the ability to make calls. Also, the 27" iMac is just a small 30" dell monitor and PC.

whatsThePoint

Its all explained here, they want something in their empty … Its all explained here, they want something in their empty lifeshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00gw6ym



Flash doesn't work on my iPad

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They market their products well, but they also offer great user experience.

If they didn't then sales wouldn't continue to grow.

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whatsThePoint

Its all explained here, they want something in their empty … Its all explained here, they want something in their empty lifeshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00gw6ym


hahaha! how gay is that!

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bazzaric

Flash doesn't work on my iPad



There's an App for that

itunes.apple.com/gb/…t=8

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FilthAndFurry

They market their products well, but they also offer great user … They market their products well, but they also offer great user experience.If they didn't then sales wouldn't continue to grow.


agree...i have the nano and its good...my sis is a big iphone nutcase...so thats why i was like cool i will get one too as she went on and on and on at how fab it was...but to be honest my xperia play seems as cool and more useable. i just dont it...why/how ppl get caught up in the hype.....u gotta realise when u see the price u r paying WELL over the odds

I would get the xperia over an iPhone any day!

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magicbeans

agree...i have the nano and its good...my sis is a big iphone … agree...i have the nano and its good...my sis is a big iphone nutcase...so thats why i was like cool i will get one too as she went on and on and on at how fab it was...but to be honest my xperia play seems as cool and more useable. i just dont it...why/how ppl get caught up in the hype.....u gotta realise when u see the price u r paying WELL over the odds



If you ask people who have bought an Apple laptop, they'll probably be aware that in terms of components then they are paying more.

But it's about the user experience over the course of a couple of years.

That BBC show by the wannabe Louis Theroux just repeated the idea that it's a cult or a religion. It's just marketing.

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I'm not sure who is more obsessed, those who love Apple or those who hate them.

Can do this with everything. Why get a Golf when a Skoda is cheaper and made by the same company, why get a Samsung TV when a Technika has Samsung LCD technology inside, why get a £500 suit when you can go to Next.

The difference with the above is that there really isnt a difference, where as with macs and pc's, one runs windows/linux, the other runs mac osx, and thats what you pay for. Good or bad you pay for it somewhere and with macs the software sells the hardware. It just so happens they make the software cheap but the hardware expensive, the PC has for years done the opposite.



Edited by: "super_leeds_86" 15th Jun 2011

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master_chief

I'm not sure who is more obsessed, those who love Apple or those who hate … I'm not sure who is more obsessed, those who love Apple or those who hate them.



Exactly.

I have an iPhone 4, before that an iPhone 3GS. More urgent needs at the mo though, so I doubt I'll get an iPhone 5. Also I have an iPad (that I won), and won't be getting an iPad 2.

I'd love a Macbook Pro with Lion, but thats not gonna happen either - as my current PC does a fine job on its own for now.

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Not sure why Apple get picked on so much when companies like Sony, far deserving of this kind of discussion, get off lightly.

VB, you have to remove the rat from your avatar.

I've had top of the range Android phones and they just can't compete. You buy an iPhone for the whole experience, using it as an iPod and for the great apps. Yeah Android is good if you want to put a quick dial shortcut on your homepage, or something equally as exciting as that. And yeah, some other phones have better spec but that hardly matters when there's no decent apps to take advantage of it.

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master_chief

Not sure why Apple get picked on so much when companies like Sony, far … Not sure why Apple get picked on so much when companies like Sony, far deserving of this kind of discussion, get off lightly.VB, you have to remove the rat from your avatar.



Says who?

Unless its a mod, everytime someone tells me what to do, I add a day extra before I take it down.

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vibeone

Says who?Unless its a mod, everytime someone tells me what to do, I add a … Says who?Unless its a mod, everytime someone tells me what to do, I add a day extra before I take it down.



Fanpages has contacted me and told me it's upsetting him greatly and is working with Elton Chong's lawyers to get a takedown notice.

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master_chief

Fanpages has contacted me and told me it's upsetting him greatly and is … Fanpages has contacted me and told me it's upsetting him greatly and is working with Elton Chong's lawyers to get a takedown notice.



NO TALKING ABOUT (REPEATEDLY) SUSPENDED USERS!!!!!

I'm not brainwashed by Apple.

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sdavi3680

I've had top of the range Android phones and they just can't compete. You … I've had top of the range Android phones and they just can't compete. You buy an iPhone for the whole experience, using it as an iPod and for the great apps. Yeah Android is good if you want to put a quick dial shortcut on your homepage, or something equally as exciting as that. And yeah, some other phones have better spec but that hardly matters when there's no decent apps to take advantage of it.



Steve, Steve........... Is that really you Steve?

PS do you have an app to stream from a home media server?

The best app on an iPhone is cydia, the second is sky sports (jailbroken with tv out via hdmi 720p sky sports) and thirdly installous. Totally tweak the UI, all the apps and with an experience better than android and ios (stock) and sky sports only £8 a month. Also the screen does it for me and iTunes U.

I quite like Apple guys, I am not a fan boy though. I am on my second iphone 4, my first got stole, I bought a Blackberry thinking I wouldn’t miss the iphone but I did so bought a new 4 in white, come on now it is not all about marketing. Products are good. I have an ipad also that has been abducted by the kids, keeps them occupied when we are out for dinner etc.

I have a Sony wireless music system at home which is designed for the ipod/iphone, come home at night, stick my phone in, let it charge while playing some tunes round the house, I know this is not new technology but it I love the simplicity of it all, all the apple products I have I get good use out of them and this is important.

FilthAndFurry

But it's about the user experience over the course of a couple of years.



It's almost like Steve Jobs has assimilated you. X)

guv

It's called Fire Sharer or something :)Steve, Steve........... Is that … It's called Fire Sharer or something :)Steve, Steve........... Is that really you Steve?PS do you have an app to stream from a home media server?


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moob

It's almost like Steve Jobs has assimilated you. X)



Isn't the user experience the primary factor in assessing a piece of consumer technology?

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FilthAndFurry

Isn't the user experience the primary factor in assessing a piece of … Isn't the user experience the primary factor in assessing a piece of consumer technology?



No, its the ability to go against the grain, buy a **** phone then spend the remainder of your contract defending it against the best phone in the world - the iPhone.

whatsThePoint -If you have 2 kidneys theres no reason you can't sell one … whatsThePoint -If you have 2 kidneys theres no reason you can't sell one to buy an apple product


do these things not usually cost an arm and a leg

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I pity anyone who would buy any Samsung product full stop let alone their phones...
Edited by: "master_chief" 15th Jun 2011

boabbyrab

do these things not usually cost an arm and a leg



No, they arent that expensive, just kidneys at the moment!
bbc.co.uk/new…934

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master_chief

I pity anyone who would buy any Samsung product full stop let alone their … I pity anyone who would buy any Samsung product full stop let alone their phones...



Special mention to their utterly crap cameras, quickly followed by their phones.

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master_chief

I pity anyone who would buy any Samsung product full stop let alone their … I pity anyone who would buy any Samsung product full stop let alone their phones...



Yaaaaay...... I win the prize. X)

FilthAndFurry

Isn't the user experience the primary factor in assessing a piece of … Isn't the user experience the primary factor in assessing a piece of consumer technology?



I'd say the primary factor is that it works properly. The iPhone 4 didn't seem to manage that initially - I wonder how that user experience panned out for those who had to endure it after forking out a fortune.

It's more your use of a corporate phrase that I was poking fun at - cringeworthy stuff.
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