50 Reasons We Love Apple

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iHarrison

A point related to the community aspect of Apple; In spite of the stereotypes I hear from PC-devotee friends, of Apple users being pretentious & arrogant, I've never experienced that myself. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Despite being mainly a PC user myself (due to a mix of finances, habit, and work-based necessity) I try to be a jack of all systems & still know more about Macs than many of my Mac-using friends! When my Mac friends have a problem with their computer they will immediately ask for assistance without any awkwardness.

My PC friends, on the other hand, will always keep themselves to themselves & try to fix their own machines, no matter how little idea they may have what's wrong! This difference in attitude seems to be a product of the Mac ethos of "It just works".

When a PC user's computer goes wrong they're too proud to seek help, when a Mac user's computer goes wrong their attitude is one of "Let's just get it working again ASAP"!

I must admit to finding the humbleness of Mac people quite refreshing compared to the pretentiousness of PC people!

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Bittles

I know I'm late to the party, but U of U w00t!

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.Cy4N1d3.

I think you guys are wrong. You said the price of Mac OS X Snow Leopard was $29...

But here is what is on Apples site about upgrading from Tiger.
Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger): Upgrade by purchasing the Mac Box Set, which includes Snow Leopard, iLife ’11, and iWork, for just $129.

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Wirehedd

It's an option, not a requirement. You can purchase the OS without iLife or iWork as well.

...and it's $29

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jenkinsle

I keep getting the spam filter message. I was getting the access denied message when I tried to edit my account for a new password. But finally got that changed.

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RayCon

That was the best read I've had in months. For a Mac old-timer, your journey through Macdom brought tears (literally) to my eyes, and your #1 Apple Community just did me in.

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RayCon

Anyone ever notice the guy on the screen is the 1984 commercial is wearing two pairs of glasses?

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malber

The sad fact is that after Apple has your money and your Apple branded product is paid for, Apple could care less a out you as a customer. That is, until they try to sell you their next product. Apple does next to nothing to foster customer retention. Why should they have to? They're confident that their loyal base will sucker up for any overpriced gadget they excrete.

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pjbfny

I agree with the other two. One of the things I love MOST about Apple is its customer care. I've had techs talk me through a printer setup; stay on the line with me for over an hour as we tried to figure out what was wrong with my computer; a Genius put a slot drive replacement through as an unknown system failure, even though I'd admitted that a tiny piece of foil got into it (making it user caused) and saving me a crapton of money; and best of all, they've always levelled with me.

I know that when I buy an Apple product, I'm paying for quality--not just product quality, but support quality.

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DJR12

I have to agree with RayCon. Although I have *expected* many times to have Apple shoot me down or be a typical company trying to skate by and not live up to their warranties they have always come through. They've replaced iPods, repaired screens, etc., etc. There's a reason their customer service always gets high marks. It's not perfect, but it's better than almost everyone else.

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RayCon

Apparently, you've never visited an Apple Store or spoke to one of the knowledgeable gurus at the Genius Bar. You'd "think different" then. In all my years with Apple (since 1989), their customer support has been nothing short of stellar.

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.Cy4N1d3.

Ya, the good old genius bar. If you have a warranty, great.

If you don't, then you will be encouraged to buy a new product. All because Apple doesn't know how to design a product that can be fixed by ordering replacement parts.

Honestly, try to get your "genius" to replace or repair the hard drive in your first gen Macbook Air. They simply will not do it.

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Avenged110

That was great. Thanks everyone for making a great read.

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ohiodemon

I find it a bit funny that when I click that link I get "Access denied." Are the reasons that secret?

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Roberto Baldwin

Whoops!

The link should be fixed now.

-Robbie

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ohiodemon

It's fixed, thanks.

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macbookpro220

Nice Job Guys (and Gals) :-) Great article. All very true and inspiring. Especially the last part about the community. My PC friends would laugh but it's true. We Apple people are a community.

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