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Old 09-04-2010, 04:18 PM   #41
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When I got the first generation iPod (was a gift), I thought it was nice, but I was like it wasn't THAT nice. (It could only play music and it was nicer than a Walkman but I wasn't that impressed.) When I got an iPod Nano (ruffle prize), I thought it was really nice - it was small, very light weight and I could put tons of stuff on them including movies. I watched Lost episodes on a long road trip, but when it got to the episode where Sun and Jin started speaking in Korean with subtitles, the subtles were too small to read.

The same year, I bought a mac mini (only because my SO is a mac person and he can fix any problems with mac's - He was an Apple guy even before Apple became popular) I guess it's been OK. I only use it for the internet, some DVD making and photos, so for someone like me, there is not a huge advantage in getting a mac over a PC (except for the support advantage I get from my SO.)

I don't have an iPhone because I have a blackberry from work, but I recently got an iPad and now, I know why people like their iPhones so much. I am now realizing that iPhone isn't really a phone. It has a phone capability, but it is so much more than that, so comparing an ordinary cell phone with an iPhone is like comparing apples and oranges.

I am really excited with the iPad I got. I've only had it for a few days, but with all the apps that are available (for very reasonable prices for most), it can do sooo much. I actually feel awed by what it can do. I heard someone say long time ago "Someone could like Microsoft products, but nobody LOVES them the way people LOVE Apple products." and I have to agree. I am totally sold on this iPhone/iPad thing. Me coming from the PC world, iPad is MAGICAL, and I have only discovered just a little bit of what iPad can do.

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Old 09-07-2010, 02:10 PM   #42
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I own no products. But my youngest son has macs and iPods and iPhones.

I have the stock which I purchased for an ACB of $8. Does that count? Did some profit-taking at $75 a few years ago.

I believe that the Macs will benefit from all the iStuff that works so well with them. That is why I continue to hold.

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Old 09-08-2010, 06:49 PM   #43
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I have a jail-broken iPhone
DW has a refurb 2G shuffle
We also have an Airport Extreme that was given to us.

Their stuff does just work better, but I understand the misgivings that people have. The Airport Extreme is an example. It works great, never needs a reboot, has great connection speeds and I've never shared a printer as easily as I did with it. However, every single router that I've used had a web interface, which for some strange reason the AE does not! The AE uses a program (Mac or Windows only) to configure settings. Now, it's very easy to setup because of this, but I don't know why Apple didn't at least include a web interface! This means I can't configure the router with a Linux box or on a machine that doesn't have the Airport utility installed.

I think Apple's success is based on excellent, well-tested, hardware and software along with a great interface. I just wish their software wasn't as restrictive.

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