the way people get so willingly sucked into the cult of Apple genuinely disturbs me!
this is my biggest problem with the company.
the products don't just work either. remember the iphone 4 aerial issue - "people aren't holding the phone correctly" was the official response I believe! the first run of iphones had volatile batteries that did, on occasion explode whilst in use / in a pocket. how did apple deal with these problems? they threatened lawsuits against their customers if they went to the media with the story. ipad... no usb, not expandable, lack of features but still the best thing since sliced bread!!! ipad 2... halfway there but i know, lets not put an hd screen on it - we can do that in 8 months time and sell the suckers another 'new' product! the list goes on.
my final rant-based point on apple is my mates macbook pro. he had battery & charging issues with it, took it to the apple store and was told... the polythene sleeve around the charger they put on to protect it was causing it to overheat & not charge properly. I asked the genius what would happen if he was to use it through the summer when the ambient temperature was higher or if he used a wall socket next to a radiator and the guy looked blankly at me and said "err..." his response to my statement of "how can £1.2k of laptop be rendered useless by 4 inches of plastic wrap" was... "err...". at least 80% of the people i know who have apple products have had issues with them, in most cases pretty significant ones. my boss is on his 3rd iphone4, my mate is on his 3rd battery & 4th charger for the pro, another mates ipad drops battery life when its on charge if you try and use it, my old mans ipad has been turned into a picture frame he got that fed up with it & most other people have had to take phones back to the shop for replacement or repair to battery or charger socket or in a lot of cases software & account issues that they couldn't resolve themselves.
there is a saying about rolling a turd in glitter that is very, very apt for apple products (and up until about 1999/2000 I used apples and preferred them to pc's so my views aren't simply out of spite for the company. I genuinely think their products are purposefully under-equipped & overpriced.)
but back to steve jobs... thanks for pixar!