the fact that Apple sell their devices at (what i feel, but not entirely true) extortionate prices, within a monkey simplistic OS, manages to destroy any sound reasoning employed by the critics of Apple.
a lot of people use their computers to browse the internet (facebook, twitter etc.), listen to music, watch videos. so the iPad seems to perform the same function as a PC for a lot of people.
"Good for them. I wish I could sell overpriced items to the masses."
Yeah because there are a bunch of tablets similar to the iPad that are far less cheaper, the same goes to the Macbook Air and the iPhone.
Most competitors debut costing more than the iPad and then they drop prices after their tablets sell terribly.
The "Apple is overpriced" argument was OK up until 3-5 years ago, it's getting boring and outdated now please find new ways to dish Apple.
That's precisely why I used the RV analogy. You can not only drive an RV, but you can sleep, eat and live in it. You can't do that on a car.
Just because you can also put gas in an RV, or be able to drive it around, doesn't justify labeling it as a car. Its purpose and objective is completely different.
For me Personal Computer is a device that need to have:
3. Memory (RAM)
4. Storage (HDD, SSD)
6. Input (keyboard, mouse, touch screen)
7. Operating System (Linux, Unix, Windows ,iOS)
8. Most important being able to install and run programs / applications.
9. And these days being able to network (TCP/IP) - wireless or cable.
As iPad has all that it should be considered a PC.
macs are overrated and way too price. u can do anything development wise on windows the same way u can with mac osx u just need to know the right programs. i could buid the best gaming machine on the market today for roughly 2.5k this includes a top notch monitor and an extra expensive sound system. so why pay 2gs for a half *** specd mac when u could build the best windows pc out to date for roughly the same price.
or u could buildyour own pc with the same specs as all the imacs for half the price, u choose
Not everyone are buying brand name 'PC', a lot of my friends and including myself are building our own PCs, whether basic or gaming purposes. It's cheaper and you get more out of it than 'branded' PC sets.