Perfection Comes With a Price

It is quite fun to discuss prices, because one of the biggest assumptions against Apple products is the price level… Perfection comes with a price, and you can’t get a Rolls Royce at the price of a Nissan.

Nothing wrong with a Nissan car. Please don’t misunderstand. 🙂

There is a difference in the concept lying behind Apple products. Apple has never claimed to be an open system. In fact the so-called jailbreaking of iPhones has been strongly discouraged, and comes with a penalty of losing your warranty. Some people are disgruntled with that.

But why did they even consider buying an iPhone if they were interested in getting an open system? They could have chosen any bamboo brand and quite simply installed Linux in any distribution if openness was their real issue.

Which brings me to the point of this article. Many assumptions have nothing to do with what Apple is trying to convey. Thousands of people f*ck up their pc every week, and therefore they end up relying on others to fix what they caused to break…

Competence is required when you want to use an open system. Good luck is needed when you want to use previous versions of Windows. But with an Apple Macbook or an iMac you’re quite simply surfing on a wave where everything works. That causes some jealousy, and quite often the real issue behind people’s skepticism against Apple is just that: jealousy… 🙂

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