I agree, carp, completely. I love the form/function concept as it applies to just about everything. Apple designs have always been so sleek and elegant. What's that Japanese (I think) saying? Less is more. Apple nails it.
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Quite frankly, with the exception of the iMac, I find Apple's products to be quite ugly and cumbersome right now. But the reason I love them is that they're easy to use, and "just work."
I find the iPhone to be kind of "blah" and a bit uncomfortable to use as a typical phone - but it works just beautifully.
The MacPro is about the biggest, heaviest, clunkiest piece of hardware I've ever seen - but the power and ease of use is fantastic. I miss the Blue & White and Graphite G3/G4 cases.
The Mac Mini, while looking nice on a desk, is horrible for usability if you have it against a wall or on a middle shelf, you have to physically pull it out from against the wall or off the shelf in order to plug in a USB cable like a camera, etc.
Apple's products are "basic" in appearance, and anything but basic in functionality. At the end of the day, I could care less what it looks like, as long as it functions the way I want it to.
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