LOL... as usual.. the comments degraded into a Mac vs PC war. but this one was pretty good.
First, I make quite a nice living fixing PC's, 9 of 10 failures are OS related. I own several Mac's and in five years never had an OS issue on a Mac, and just one HD failure on a machine that ran for more than a year without shutting down, so I consider that a failure that was to be expected. You are correct that the majority of the world runs windows based programs. I run XP on one of my mac's when I'm forced to use it. It has issues that must be corrected too often. The iPod set an industry standard that in years has not been equaled. Many owners of other MP3 players refer to them as iPods, even they know that Apple iPods are the best. The cell phone world was turned on it's ear with the iPhone, it has spawned a whole slew of iPhone like devices. And again after years, the iPhone still dominates the market of smart phones. The world knows what works, they know where the money is best spent. AT&T Is not the finest carrier by a wide margin, but still they make massive amounts of money because of the iPhone, in fact without the iPhone At&T wireless would be in trouble. My experience with Palm is not terrible, but they are just never going to top the iPhone. I have several iPhones on my plan and my only gripe is the short battery life, and the 30 dollar a month fee on top of my plan rates. The iPhone is not a rugged device, they never claimed it was. The failure rate is small, each time I check Apple's web store they don't have the model I want, or are out altogether. Any electronics manufacturer will produce a certain amount of defective units, no matter the product. Many are willing to pay a premium for the best products they can get. Reliability is important in computers, cell phones, and MP3 players. They are part of our lives now. If we were to compare A windows based PC, an Apple computer, iPod, and MP3 players, and iPhones with other smart phones, to vehicles the breakdown issues would clearly bias us all toward the most reliable and least prone to malfunctions. I blame finances for most peoples decision to go PC, instead of mac because the reliability issue is something they are willing to live with, thank god, I am looking to buy a bigger home, and you PC owners are going to pay for it. So I thank you all for lowering your standards, My bank balance is remarkably content!
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