Chicane-UK, on 05 November 2012 - 16:03, said:
I wonder if there will ever be an Apple discussion thread where people aren't frothing at the mouth to point out how every single Apple customer is a "sheep" and clearly incapable of rationally selecting a tech product based on their needs and requirements.
And I'm also curious to know what makes Apple the bad guy, but other tech companies (such as Microsoft) the poor underdog, who deserve your vociferous support.
Tech fanboyism really is baffling.
Easy: Ask most people on the street why they bought and apple product and they will look at you blankly (like a sheep). Mos't don't even know there are competing products as most salesreps wont even bother asking if they want an iPhone or a smartphone, they just go out the back, grab the fruit and sell it.
Half of this issue is down to lazy sales staff.
Apple has a bad rep because they no longer compete on technology, they compete on patents (invalid or not is debatable) and just make themselves look arrogant with their ads and promotions.
People dont like arrogance, and since Apple is practically the dictionary definition... I assume you can put that together.
I'm not saying that some people buy their products because they genuinely want/prefer apple products, but MOST people buy them because they are 'cool'; not through any comparison of features or specs.
Samsung is making great roads into the 'cool' factor that Apple has, and to boot have superior features and specs.