At 10/21/11 12:39 PM, SlayerX3 wrote:
Despise of what many believe Apple is a horrible company in the Information technology field, overcharge its products, charge for services most companies provide for free, ignores the foxconn sweatshops, stole ideas and products from many other companies and re-branded as their own, the one that pisses me off the most is their massive enforcement of Digital Rights Management that does nothing but chain the user to their services. So yeah I'm really glad that douche is gone for good.
That's your opinion, not fact. Apple only enforced DRM because it had to as a concession to the music industry, or else they would never have let him put popular songs on iTunes. Now, as I understand it, songs are available for purchase on iTunes without DRM ("At the 2009 Macworld Conference & Expo, it was announced that the iTunes Music Store would be DRM-free, with all songs digital rights management (DRM)-free by April 2009.") The reason they charge more for their products is because people are willing to pay more for something that they perceive to be better quality. I use Macbooks because I find them more reliable, longer-lasting, and typically less problematic than a comparable PC, plus they come with OSX, which I regard as a much better-designed OS, and have used since version 1 came out >10 years ago. It's a matter of opinion, and in my experience, I find myself more productive with OSX.
You complain about Foxconn, but neglect to mention the fact that every single consumer electronics product you use is manufactured under VIRTUALLY THE SAME CONDITIONS. Sure, it sucks, but when one company moves production to Asia, no other company can afford to keep production domestic because profit margins are exponentially lower, and they will struggle to keep prices low enough to interest consumers. Futher, Foxconn itself actually makes products for 15 different companies, not just Apple:
- Acer Inc.
- Apple Inc.
- Sony Ericsson